Illinois

Q&A: Cresco’s CEO on Cannabis and Equity in Illinois

Charlie Bachtell talks to Cannabis Wire about his role on the governor's transition team, and how the cannabis community in Illinois is ready to help the state succeed where others have struggled on equity.

Illinois

Illinois Senate Schedules Hearing for “Hot Button” Cannabis Legalization Bill

A state measure to legalize cannabis for adult-use is expected to face scrutiny at a hearing on Wednesday.

California

At the California Senate, Four Cannabis Bills Move Forward

Lawmakers advanced legislation relating to banking, pets, transparency, and statewide delivery.

Business

Day 2: Dispatches from the 2019 Institutional Capital and Cannabis Conference

“The largest speculative investment boom in the history of humankind is going to occur in this space, in this country.”

New York

NYC Bar Panel: It’s Springtime for Cannabis in New York

“I think we have to be careful on taxes, because this is an incredibly economical, or cheap, product to make,” said the assistant counsel of Governor Cuomo for Health.

Business

Cannabis Companies Eye Federal Program Meant to Spur Investment in “Low-Income” Areas

“Take advantage of one of the most radical and important changes in tax legislation in decades,” a Las Vegas Expo program, which includes the cannabis industry, reads.

Texas

Medical Cannabis: Once Again, Texas Teeters on the Edge of Reform

Two bills headed out of the Texas House have advocates hopeful, but the Senate has sent mixed messages. The state has edged up to cannabis reform before, only to retreat.

Business

A Consultant Takes Privateer Holdings to Court

Jumoke Akinnagbe says she is owed promised compensation for helping a medical cannabis company launch in Maryland.

Illinois

Illinois Legalization Bill Lands with Promised Focus on Social Equity

A long anticipated adult use bill was unveiled over the weekend. This spring, no other effort to legalize by legislature has succeeded. Will Illinois’ plan be comprehensive enough to overcome opposition?