Articles By Alyson Martin

Equity

Cannabis Regulators of Color Coalition Pushes Back On Banking-As-Equity Narrative

The group of panelists, hosted by The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law Drug Enforcement and Policy Center, proposed amendments to the SAFE Banking Act.

New York

New York Regulators Approve Cannabis Processors, Expedite Lab Testing

Regulators also put forward a leader at cannabis data company New Frontier as Director of Policy.

Congress

Cannabis Decrim Hearing in Congress Highlights CAOA Feedback, Divisions

Last week, Sen. Cory Booker, who led the hearing, introduced a comprehensive cannabis legalization bill in Congress with Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Sen. Ron Wyden.

Congress

It’s Here: the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act Will be Introduced in Congress

The Act, sponsored by Sens. Schumer, Booker, and Wyden, went through extensive revisions in response to 1,800 comments on the discussion draft released last July.

New York

New York’s Adult Use Cannabis Supply Chain Slowly Takes Shape

With regulators’ approval of adult use cannabis shop rules, the application window could open as early as August.

New York

New York to Begin Accepting Cannabis Retail Applications

Regulators have already awarded more than 200 licenses to growers, and are accepting applications from processors. These retail applicants will open the first adult use shops.

New York

New York Regulators Finally Name Unlicensed Cannabis Sellers Told to Cease and Desist

The Office of Cannabis Management has released the names and locations of the 52 unlicensed cannabis operators sent warning letters months ago.

New York

Who Will Bank New York’s Cannabis Equity Fund?

State officials released a Request for Information as they seek to identify who will help bank the $200 million cannabis equity fund.

UK/Europe

Europe’s Food Safety Authority Holds Listening Session on CBD in Food

Much like in the US, regulators in Europe are grappling with the safety of CBD, as it is already widely used among consumers.