Virginia Governor Plans Adult-Use Legalization Bill, Cannabis Legislation Clears Mexico Senate: Week in Review

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<![CDATA[This week, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said he will propose legislation to legalize adult-use cannabis when the state’s General Assembly reconvenes in January. Elsewhere, in Mexico, the Senate passed a cannabis legalization bill, sending it to the Chamber of Deputies, the lower house of Congress, for consideration.Here, we’ve rounded up the 10 headlines you need to know before this week is over.California: The Bureau of Cannabis Control has awarded $29,950,494 in public university research grant funding to universities across California. Research proposals had to fall within one of the several specified categories, including public health, criminal justice and public safety, economic, environmental impacts, and the cannabis industry. Read moreA California judge has dismissed a lawsuit that sought to overturn a rule that allows cannabis companies to deliver statewide, even into municipalities that have banned cannabis sales. Although the state has allowed licensed cannabis deliveries in “any jurisdiction” within California, the group of local governments behind the lawsuit argued that the state did not have the authority to regulate cannabis sales within their jurisdictions. Read moreVirginia: Gov. Ralph Northam has announced plans to introduce an adult-use cannabis legalization bill when the General Assembly reconvenes in January. Northam’s most recent push for policy reform is in response to a Joint Legislative Audit & Review Commission study on the potential impacts of legalization in the state. Read moreNew Jersey: A cannabis decriminalization bill has stalled in the New Jersey Assembly after the Senate added an amendment that would lessen the penalty for the possession of up to one ounce of psilocybin, or psychedelic mushrooms. The Senate approved the measure Nov. 16 in a 29-4 vote, but the Assembly canceled a vote on the bill due to the added provision that would make possessing up to one ounce of psilocybin a disorderly person offense punishable…

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