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By:  Justin A. Santarosa and Jennifer Briggs Fisher Gavin Newsom, Governor of California, released his proposal for the State’s budget today, outlining a number of items of importance for the California cannabis industry. The most noteworthy (More)
New Jersey’s top lawmakers have decided to let voters decide on legalization of cannabis during the 2020 presidential elections. The constitutional amendment introduced today, November 18, 2019, by Senate President Stephen Sweeney and Senator Ni (More)
On June 25, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) signed into law the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act, making Illinois the 11th state in the country to legalize cannabis and the first to have a legislature approve commercial sales without a voter referend (More)
Just days after the NJ Senate and Assembly close in on expansion of medical use Cannabis, the New Jersey Department of Health (“Department”) published notice of a Request of Applications (“RFA”) for an additional 108 alternative treatment cen (More)
The New Jersey Senate voted 33-4 yesterday (Thursday) to advance a bill that is intended to increase medical marijuana sales and likely create new business opportunities in the state. Per Marijuana Business Daily, before the vote, the Senate amend (More)
Duane Morris partner Rick Ball was a guest speaker on The Cannabis Reporter Radio Show, hosted by Snowden Bishop, on May 20, 2019. The episode is titled "How to Free CBD from the FDA's Grasp: Tell Congress to Call It GRAS," and can be found on The Ca (More)
The CA Senate voted 35-1 to allow banks and credit unions to accept cash deposits from marijuana retailers. Per reporting from the Star Tribune, those banks would be permitted to issue special checks to the retailers that could only be used for ce (More)
According to late night reporting from NJ Biz - Dan Munoz, who has been all over this topic, committees in both the NJ Assembly & Senate approved a measure that would legalize adult-use recreational marijuana, setting the proposals for a showdown (More)