In today’s HK Cannabis Law Newsletter, we present articles regarding a new grant program aimed at increasing cannabis accessibility statewide, the first steps toward legal interstate cannabis commercial activities, recent cannabis-related activities in the U.S. Senate, and more!
The Department of Cannabis Control is launching a grant program to encourage counties to allow retail cannabis sales.
The Department of Cannabis Control has also requested that the attorney general issue a written opinion as to whether consensual interstate cannabis activity between licensees would result in significant legal risk, the first step in exploring a program allowing such activity.
A bipartisan bill promoting medicinal cannabis research for military veterans has been refiled in the Senate after being revised to allow the Department of Veterans Affairs greater control over the process.
A bill introduced in the California State Assembly would make it easier for cannabis dispensaries to sell food and beverages, allowing for consumption lounges similar to cannabis cafes in Amsterdam.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has met with a group of GOP senators to discuss the next steps for crafting a passable cannabis reform bill.