Regulatory
Legislative Update – The MRTA Is Here!

Legislative Update – The MRTA Is Here!

Written by Patrick J. Hines, Matthew Parker, and Fallon Martin of Hodgson Russ LLP After decades of advocacy, and failed attempts over the past two years, adult-use cannabis in New York is a reality. On March 31, 2021, Governor Cuomo signed the Marijuana Regulation...

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Illinois & Social Equity in Cannabis

Illinois & Social Equity in Cannabis

A key principle of Illinois’ efforts to legalize recreational cannabis was to use the opportunity to help correct harms caused by the war on drugs. One of the ways the state sought to do this was by giving those from disadvantaged communities preference for dispensary...

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Cuomo, COVID-19, and Cannabis Legalization

Cuomo, COVID-19, and Cannabis Legalization

As part of the Governor’s State of the State address, Andrew Cuomo(D) announced another proposal for cannabis legalization which would create an equitable adult-use cannabis program this year. Gov. Cuomo has previously stated that legalizing cannabis could be a key...

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What is Delta-8-Tetrahydrocannabinol?

What is Delta-8-Tetrahydrocannabinol?

Have you heard of Delta-8 THC Yet? If you’re a medical patient, you may have heard of this compound from your local dispensary associate. For some, the concept of a legal THC product seems too good to be true. For others, Delta-8 THC seems to be the perfect remedy....

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Amidst COVID-19, Legalization may have to wait

Amidst COVID-19, Legalization may have to wait

Governor Andrew Cuomo was optimistic that NY lawmakers would pass adult-use cannabis legislation this year. Now, the COVID-19 pandemic threatens to derail the governor’s plan and delay legalization yet again. The simplest path to...

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Cuomo Says it’s Time to Legalize It

Cuomo Says it’s Time to Legalize It

Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to legalize recreational marijuana in NYS. The news came during a speech given on Monday, where the governor outlined priorities for 2019. Also included in the speech were plans to put an end to the disparities in the criminal justice...

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Trump Signs Farm Bill: Hemp Now Legal

Trump Signs Farm Bill: Hemp Now Legal

President Donald J. Trump signed the Agricultural Improvement Act, commonly referred to as the "Farm Bill," into law on Thursday. The bill removes hemp from the list of federally controlled substances. Hemp is defined as Cannabis with a THC concentration less than or...

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