Legislative and Regulatory Updates

Marking a significant development for the cannabis industry both in the state of Florida and throughout the U.S., an initiative will appear on the November 5, 2024, ballot in Florida, which could amend its constitution to allow the sale of recreational marijuana.
Continue Reading Florida Supreme Court Paves Way for Voters to Legalize Recreational Marijuana in November

At the White House last Friday, Vice President Kamala Harris spoke at a meeting with people who received pardons from President Joe Biden for marijuana-related offenses. She signaled that the federal government, namely the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), is moving “as quickly as possible” towards rescheduling marijuana – that is, changing the way

Continue Reading What is the Timeline for Rescheduling Marijuana?

Participants in the federally legal hemp industry are already required to navigate a complex web of federal and state laws. However, in light of changes that have occurred and will continue to occur throughout 2024, hemp businesses must be prepared to pivot on a moment’s notice throughout the coming months.
Continue Reading Hemp Industry 2024: State and Federal Changes

On January 29, 2024, the Ohio Division of Cannabis Control (DCC) released the first package of proposed rules (Regulations) to govern the state’s emerging legal cannabis market. The Regulations cover the Ohio marijuana license application process and also remove and rescind certain fees.

When will initial applications be made available?

Continue Reading Ohio Marijuana License Application Process Outlined by Regulations

Last week, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the full text of its letter (HHS Letter) to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), recommending marijuana rescheduling from Schedule I to Schedule III. Schedule I substances are deemed to have no currently accepted medical use (CAMU) and

Continue Reading DEA is Going to Have a Hard Time Fighting Marijuana Rescheduling

On January 8, 2024, the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (Cabinet) published its long-anticipated first proposed set of medical marijuana regulations. These proposed regulations set forth the operating requirements for various types of operators within the program (including cultivators, processors, producers, and dispensaries), and rules for cannabis transportation

Continue Reading Kentucky’s Proposed Medical Marijuana Regulations

Last week the Ohio House proposed legislation designed to revise a number of aspects of Issue 2, the Ohio Marijuana Legalization Initiative, passed by over 57% of Ohioans in November. Today, the Ohio Senate proposed its own revisions to Issue 2, which, if passed, would have significant repercussions on the

Continue Reading The Hits Keep Coming to Ohio Marijuana: Legislature Proposes More Limits to Adult-Use Law

Ohio Republicans have begun to propose legislative changes to the recently passed Issue 2, the Ohio Marijuana Legalization Initiative (Initiative), passed by over 57% of Ohioans in November. House Bill No. 341 (the Bill) was introduced on November 28 by Representative Gary Click (R) and does not currently have

Continue Reading Ohio Marijuana: House Member Introduces Bill to Amend Recently Passed Adult-Use Law

On November 7, 2023, voters in Ohio approved Ohio Issue 2, the Marijuana Legalization Initiative (the Initiative), which legalizes marijuana for recreational use in Ohio. Among its key provisions, the Ohio Initiative creates a new Division of Cannabis Control (DCC) within the Ohio Department of Commerce (DOC) to regulate marijuana

Continue Reading Ohio Legalizes Adult-Use Marijuana