The regulator for California’s legal cannabis market is currently waiting for approval from the state’s attorney general to allow for legal interstate trade of cannabis. Despite California being the largest legal cannabis market in the world, a significant portion of the state’s cannabis industry remains illegal, with tons of cannabis leaving the state each year through the illicit market. Leafly Senior Editor David Downs discussed the issue on National Public Radio affiliate KCRW, emphasizing the potential impact of the US Constitution’s Commerce Clause on this matter. The full article ‘Food and live music could come to cannabis lounges under CA bill’ by KCRW can be found at the end of the post. Additionally, California Governor Newsom has recently signed a bill legalizing interstate commerce in cannabis. Leafly Senior Editor David Downs, a well-known figure in the cannabis industry, was awarded the Literary Excellence Award from Oaksterdam University in 2022 for his work covering cannabis. With his extensive experience and knowledge, Downs has published several books, contributed to various publications, and lectured at several universities, including Loyola Marymount University Law School and UC Berkeley Extension.