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New York’s Cannabis Control Board: First Meeting News

Yesterday on October 5, 2021 at 1:30 pm, New York’s Cannabis Control Board (CCB) held its inaugural meeting. The meeting was broadcast live, with the recording and transcript of the meeting available here. So what is the news coming out of the meeting? The short answer is that the CCB and the Office of Cannabis

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BREAKING: City of Seattle Decriminalizes Psychedelics

In a continuing trend across the country whereby cities are taking steps to decriminalize the possession of certain amounts of all kinds of psychedelics, Seattle joined the herd this week by voting to formalize the non-prosecution of the possession of certain entheogens, commonly known as psychedelics. We were especially gratified to see the results of

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New York’s Cannabis Control Board: First Meeting October 5th!

In yet another positive development since Governor Kathy Hochul took the reins and started pushing the roll out of New York’s cannabis industry, on Wednesday the Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) announced the first meeting of the Cannabis Control Board (CCB). The meeting will take place on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, at 1:30 pm and

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BREAKING NEWS: California Drops New Emergency Cannabis Regulations

On September 8, 2021, the California Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) published proposed emergency cannabis regulations. These emergency regulations harmonize the previous regulations that were ported over from the prior three agencies into one combined set, and they modify some of those rules and add also new ones. The DCC also published a revised set

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BREAKING: New York Appoints Heads of Cannabis Control Board and Office of Cannabis Management

At long last, New York has started formalizing its cannabis industry by appointing the Chairperson of the Cannabis Control Board (CCB) and the Executive Director of the Office of Cannabis Management (OCM). Consistent with her public statements, Governor Kathy Hochul kickstarted the process by calling back New York’s legislature for an “Extraordinary Session” to consider

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Costa Rica to Debate Hemp and Medical Cannabis Bill

Costa Rican legislators are set to reinitiate debate over a bill (Expediente N.° 21.388) to legalize hemp and medical cannabis. The bill was cleared by the Legislative Assembly’s Environment Commission last November, but its presentation to the assembly’s plenum has been delayed. The bill’s author is independent legislator Zoila Rosa Volio, an agronomist and lawyer,

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Oregon’s New Cannabis Laws: 2021 Edition

The 2021 Oregon legislative session wrapped up on Sunday, June 27. Thus I am here with our annual update on the state’s new cannabis laws. This year, I count 10 passed bills that deal squarely with cannabis. Some of these bills already have been signed by Governor Brown, while others are still making their way

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Updated (and Interactive!) Cannabis Legalization Map

Cannabis legalization continues to sweep the nation. Below, you’ll find an interactive map of the United States and its territories containing information on each state’s cannabis legalization status. The map also includes information about pending cannabis legislation and the locations of Harris Bricken offices. Clicking on a state icon will reveal additional information about that

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New York’s Comprehensive Cannabis Legislation Released

The revised version of New York’s comprehensive cannabis legislation that legalizes recreational cannabis and expands New York medical cannabis program has (finally) been released. Still titled the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (the MRTA), the revised legislation more closely resembles the original version of the MRTA than Governor Andrew Cuomo’s legalization plan, as was expected.