MORE Act Brings Congress Closer to Cannabis Legalization

Late August, an email from Majority Whip Jim Clyburn’s (D-S.C.) office revealed that the U.S. House of Representatives will be voting in September on historic legislation to decriminalize cannabis.1 Confirmed in a letter from House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) on August 31, members of the … Read more about MORE Act Brings Congress Closer to Cannabis Legalization

Hawaii Approves Cannabis Legislation for Senate Review

Following a late-January legislative hearing, Hawaii’s Senate Judiciary Committee decided on Thursday to approve the state’s current bill to legalize cannabis. Passed in a unanimous 5-0 vote, the legislation has been co-sponsored by 12 of the 25 members of Hawaii’s Senate and cites, “the … Read more about Hawaii Approves Cannabis Legislation for Senate Review

Mid-Atlantic States Race to Legalize Cannabis

A legislative competition is underway on the East Coast as both New York and New Jersey seek to shape the framework of recreational cannabis policy for their region. Prior to assuming office in January of 2018, New Jersey governor, Phil Murphy (D), campaigned for the state to legalize cannabis. … Read more about Mid-Atlantic States Race to Legalize Cannabis

Big Pharma Enters Canadian Cannabis Industry

Tilray, a Canadian medical cannabis company, has entered into an agreement with Sandoz Canada, a major pharmaceutical company, that would leverage sales knowledge and product development, and would potentially allow for future distribution of cannabis products to pharmacies and other medical … Read more about Big Pharma Enters Canadian Cannabis Industry

Pennsylvania Becomes the 24th State to Legalize Cannabis

The governor of Pennsylvania signed off on a measure Sunday that permits the consumption of marijuana for the treatment of specific diseases or symptoms of those diseases. Governor Wolf’s office issued a statement that said that this measure “will improve the quality of life for patients and their … Read more about Pennsylvania Becomes the 24th State to Legalize Cannabis