Law360 (December 17, 2020, 8:06 PM EST) — In 2020, more states joined the growing majority that have legalized cannabis in some form even as federal reform stalled yet again, the coronavirus pandemic gave the cannabis industry an essential boost, and acquisitions rolled on despite industrywide devaluations.
Here are just some of the trends and developments that drove cannabis news in the past year.
Marijuana’s Election Day Sweep
Cannabis reform was the big winner on election night with voters in New Jersey, Arizona, South Dakota, Mississippi and Montana voting to legalize, regulate and tax cannabis in some form. In each state, decisive majorities turned out in support of cannabis reform, signaling that the issue…