House passes HEROES Act, with cannabis banking • Aurora enters US • Massachusetts adult use sales to resume • & more…
An excerpt from recent editions of the Cannabis Wire Daily newsletter.
Cannabis Wire spoke with Jaci Flug, former general counsel for the New York State Liquor Authority, about her new role at alcohol delivery platform Drizly and its cannabis arm Lantern, and Lantern’s president.
The city’s newly formed Marijuana Licensing Work Group held its first meeting, during which regulators, elected officials, and members of the cannabis industry debated how to allow for delivery with a focus on equity.
In states with legal adult use, the age has been set at twenty-one. In Canada, it’s eighteen. New research suggests it’s “optimal” somewhere in the middle.
Canopy Growth, Curaleaf, Tilray, and Cronos—all announced research partnerships with universities across the world. And such relationships can be delicate.
The SAFE Banking Act has been included in the HEROES Act. Whether the language will survive the Senate is another question.
The announcement came after a lawsuit challenged whether the residency requirement was constitutional. Regulators stressed that the move wouldn’t affect the rollout of adult use sales.
But post COVID-19 pandemic, the nation still aims for growth in the industry.
The first-of-its-kind Cannabis Appellation Program will allow for place-of-origin branding. At the final public hearing this week, growers emphasized the importance of “terroir” baseline standards.