New York hemp farmers will be able to grow marijuana under a new bill. Beware the program that has certain restrictions and not just anyone with a hemp license will be permitted for marijuana.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy (D) said he expects recreational marijuana sales to launch at existing medical cannabis dispensaries “within weeks”—as soon as March.
An Illinoisjudge set a March 25 hearing to plan a settlement conference in a case challenging the state’s marijuana business license awarding process.
U.S. Virgin Islands regulators held a virtual town hall and unveiled proposed medical cannabis rules on Monday. The Virgin Islands will launch a medical cannabis program later this year. Under the proposed rules, there are limits for each license type and for each island. Applications are expected to open up within 55 days.
A report by Leafly found that the legal cannabis industry employs over 428,000 full-time workers and created an average of 280 new jobs per day in 2021. This marks the fifth year in a row of annual jobs growth greater than 27%.