On March 10, 2022, the New York State Cannabis Control Board released proposed regulations for conditional adult-use retail dispensaries.  This follows the announcement on February 22, 2022 that New York would grant conditional cultivation and processing licenses to certain qualified individuals within New York’s industrial hemp industry.  After long delays in releasing cannabis regulations, New

On February 22, 2022, Gov. Hochul signed into law an act creating conditional licenses for adult-use cannabis cultivators and processors.  Then, on March 10, 2022, the New York State Cannabis Control Board released proposed regulations for conditional adult-use retail dispensaries.  After long delays in releasing cannabis regulations, New York has begun accepting applications for conditional

It was widely reported in November 2021 that Uber would be entering the Canadian cannabis industry via its Uber Eats platform.  This, of course, has led to speculation that Uber Eats could begin delivering cannabis in states in which adult-use cannabis has been legalized.

Is it true?

To put it bluntly, the answer is:  it’s

A group of House Republicans, led by Representative Nancy Mace, introduced the States Reform Act on Monday, November 15, 2021.  This follows the passage the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment and Expungement Act (the “MORE Act”) by the House Judiciary Committee, the passage of the Secure and Fair Enforcement Banking Act (the “SAFE Banking Act”) as part

On Wednesday, July 14, 2021, Senators Schumer (NY), Booker (NJ), and Wyden (OR) introduced the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act (“CAOA”), a draft bill for the decriminalization and regulation of cannabis at the federal level.  The CAOA represents a comprehensive change to the federal government’s approach to cannabis, embracing state legalization and permitting shipping of

House Judiciary Chair Jerry Nadler reintroduced the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment & Expungement Act (the “MORE Act”) on Friday, May 28, 2021.  The MORE Act seeks to remove cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act, expunge certain cannabis-related criminal records at the federal level, and create social equity programs via a federal sales tax on cannabis products. 

New Mexico Governor Grisham signed the Cannabis Regulation Act, legalizing adult-use cannabis on Monday, April 12, 2021.  The law legalizes possession of up to two ounces of cannabis by those 21 and over, and requires the newly-created Cannabis Control Division to release regulations by January 1, 2022, with the goal of having legal sales in

On Saturday, March 27, 2021, a bill was introduced which reflected a compromise between the New York State Legislature and Governor Cuomo.  The bill, an amended form of the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (also known as the MRTA), contains the following provisions:

  • Legalization of possession of up to three ounces of cannabis by adults

Senator Bob Menendez introduced the Clarifying Law Around Insurance of Marijuana Act (the “CLAIM Act”) on Thursday, March 18, 2021.  The bill is co-sponsored by Senators Jeff Merkley and Rand Paul, and will be introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Nydia Velázquez.

The CLAIM Act would forbid federal agencies from discouraging insurers