Washington House Panel Approves Senate-Passed Bill To Allow Interstate Cannabis Commerce

A House panel in Washington State took another step toward allowing interstate cannabis commerce on Thursday, advancing a Senate-approved bill that would one day enable businesses in the state to import and export marijuana products. The bill, SB 5069, from Sen. Ann Rivers (R), would give the governor the authority to enter into agreements with […]

D.C. Medical Marijuana Expansion Bill Eliminating Licensing Caps Becomes Law Following Congressional Review

A Washington, D.C. bill to make fundamental changes to the medical marijuana program in the nation’s capital became law on Wednesday after undergoing a congressional review period. The measure includes reforms such as eliminating cannabis business licensing caps, providing tax relief to operators, further promoting social equity and creating new regulated business categories such as […]

Lawmakers In Three States Advance Bills To Legalize Safe Drug Consumption Sites

Lawmakers in Colorado, New Mexico and New York have approved bills to authorize safe consumption sites where people can use currently illicit drugs in a medically supervised setting and receive substance misuse treatment resources. As policymakers across the country grapple with an overdose crisis, three more states are seeking to prioritize harm reduction, with legislation […]

Alcohol group backs federal cannabis legalization (Newsletter: March 23, 2023)

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New York Governor Proposes Bill To Increase Enforcement Against Illicit Marijuana Operators As State Works License Retailers

New York’s governor is introducing legislation to increase enforcement authority to crack down on illicit marijuana retailers as the state struggles to stand up the regulated adult-use market. The action comes on the same day that Assembly Republicans sent a letter to the administration, requesting an audit of the state’s recreational cannabis program amid controversy […]

Major Alcohol Industry Association Calls For Federal Marijuana Legalization, Recommending Regulatory Framework

A major alcohol industry association is officially backing federal marijuana legalization, releasing a policy paper that lays out regulatory priorities as Congress continues to consider ending prohibition. The Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) said that lawmakers should draw from the experience of alcohol regulations to develop a framework for marijuana that promotes industry […]