New York Strips Cannabis Legalization Proposal from State Budget, Mexico Senate Asks for Deadline Extension on Cannabis Legislation: Week in Review

  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said there was too little time to fine-tune his plan to legalize adult-use cannabis ahead of the April 1 deadline to approve the state budget.
  • Elsewhere, in Mexico, Senators have asked the Supreme Court to extend an April 30 deadline for lawmakers to draft a cannabis legalization bill.
  • As part of its coronavirus response, the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program has issued new guidance to help patients maintain access to medical cannabis.
  • Last week, Gov. Charlie Baker deemed medical cannabis businesses essential, allowing them to remain open as the state responds to the pandemic, but as of March 28, retailers must conduct sales electronically or over the phone and dispense medical cannabis products either in the facility’s parking lot or at the entrance of the dispensary.

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