Cuomo calls for legalizing, taxing marijuana in budget plan for New York

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), in a budget outline released Tuesday, proposed legalizing and taxing marijuana.

The move shows he plans to make good on a promise he made just two weeks earlier at the annual State of the State address, where he pledged to legalize marijuana in 2020. 

Cannabis legalization may hit 40 states. Now what?

More than 40 U.S. states could allow some form of legal marijuana by the end of 2020, including deep red Mississippi and South Dakota — and they’re doing it with the help of some conservatives.

State lawmakers are teeing up their bills as legislative sessions kick off around the country, and advocates pushing ballot measures are racing to collect and certify signatures to meet deadlines for getting their questions to voters.

Does 2020 Look Bright for Cannabis in Florida?

Cannabis legalization sparked interest among Floridians, who took matters in their own hands last year. Voters in Florida, along with some cannabis companies, launched campaigns to gather signatures. The signatures would qualify marijuana legalization for the November 2020 ballot. Most people wonder if cannabis is legal in Florida. The support in the state looked good. As a result, there was hope that marijuana would see daylight in the state in 2020. However, Florida faces some hurdles.

Gov. Newsom’s budget calls for changing how California regulates its cannabis industry

Governor proposes new Department of Cannabis Control, tweaks to tax collections.

Gov. Gavin Newsom is recommending a major overhaul to how California regulates its multibillion-dollar cannabis industry, with changes aimed at streamlining oversight and tax collection included in the proposed state budget he released Friday morning.