Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam signed legislation on Thursday that decriminalizes marijuana possession, joining a majority of states that have ceased treating the drug as a criminal offense.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced on Tuesday that hemp growers are specifically ineligible for a coronavirus relief program it’s running.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently released guidelines for processing federal loans for the hemp industry.

Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) and Ed Perlmutter (D-Colo.) have introduced a bill to make legal cannabis businesses eligible for federal coronavirus relief aid meant for small businesses.

A group working to legalize recreational marijuana use has sued the Montana Secretary of State for permission to collect signatures electronically as measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 have stymied their ability to carry out the traditional gathering process.

“Unfortunately, a large number of small businesses in Colorado are not eligible for these loans due to their involvement in the state-legal cannabis industry, which is a major employer and tax revenue generator in our state,” Gov. Jared Polis (D) wrote in a letter to a Colorado congressman on Monday.

The cannabis industry lobby urged governors to provide state-based loans for their businesses because cannabis companies are not eligible to receive funds from the coronavirus relief package.

Supporters of a ballot measure to legalize marijuana in North Dakota are delaying their effort to the next election cycle.

A bill that would allow doctors at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to recommend medical marijuana to military veterans would have zero fiscal impact, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) said on Wednesday.

A majority of Connecticut residents favor legalizing marijuana, according to a new poll released on Thursday.

SALT LAKE CITY — A new bill again tweaking Utah’s medical marijuana program received a favorable recommendation from a Senate committee Monday, moving it to final passage in the full Senate.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Wednesday that the cash-only nature of marijuana businesses poses challenges for the IRS.

The Vermont House of Representatives finalized its approval of a bill to legalize the retail sale of marijuana on Thursday, but Gov. Phil Scott (R) said he’s not happy with at least one key component of the legislation.

The Democratic presidential debate in South Carolina on Tuesday revealed fissures in how the candidates view marijuana reform.

Seven governors from across the country discussed marijuana issues at an annual policy conference on Friday.