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Most California marijuana businesses have no right to due process, court filing asserts

California’s attorney general argued in a recent court filing that none of the state’s cannabis businesses operating on provisional licenses are entitled to due process under state law. The due-process situation arose when Hayward-based Harrens Lab filed suit against...

Nearly 20 Vermont towns vote to allow recreational cannabis sales

Voters in Vermont’s biggest city, Burlington, as well as the state capital, Montpelier, and at least 16 other towns approved recreational cannabis sales in their communities. At least 27 cities and towns went to the polls Tuesday to decide...

Washington state taps new chair of cannabis regulatory board

Washington state’s marijuana regulatory agency has a new executive. David Postman was appointed chair of the state’s Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) by Gov. Jay Inslee. Postman, who served as Inslee’s chief of staff from December 2015 until Nov. 15,...

New Jersey cannabis commission illegal without Black man as member

The New Jersey chapter of the NAACP is charging that the state’s Cannabis Regulatory Commission is technically illegal since none of its five appointed members are Black men. The commission, which was completed Feb. 25, is made up of...

Alaska’s interim marijuana chief gets permanent appointment

Glen Klinkhart, who has served as interim director of Alaska’s Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office (AMCO) since 2019, was given the job on a permanent basis. Klinkhart’s installment as full-time AMCO chief was made official Monday by Gov. Mike...

Washington DC weighs competing recreational cannabis bills

Washington DC lawmakers have two recreational marijuana legalization bills to consider after Mayor Muriel Bowser and City Council Chair Phil Mendelson introduced separate measures. The move is significant because after District of Columbia residents voted in 2014 to legalize...

RI seeks third party to run lottery for medical cannabis dispensary permits

Rhode Island is looking to hire someone to run the lottery process that will determine who gets the opportunity to operate six new medical marijuana dispensaries in the state. A request for proposals posted online Friday said the “random...

Marijuana reform competes with coronavirus, recession for attention from Congress

Congressman Earl Blumenauer has been the tip of the spear for decades when it comes to marijuana reform in the U.S. House of Representatives. But he’s never been as optimistic as he is this year about the possibility...

New law banning vaporizer shipments takes effect this year, impacts cannabis businesses

The U.S. Postal Service will be prohibited from shipping vaping products starting this summer because of a new law that has cannabis businesses worried. In late December, when Congress approved an appropriations bill to keep the government running, lawmakers...

Virginia lawmakers agree on recreational marijuana legalization

Virginia lawmakers on Saturday narrowly approved compromise legislation legalizing a commercial recreational marijuana program that could generate nearly $1.5 billion in annual sales within five years of the scheduled Jan. 1, 2024 start. But there’s a catch: The measure...

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