Articles By Alyson Martin
Gov. Hochul’s Plan for Curbing Unregulated Cannabis Sales Targets Landlords
On Wednesday, Hochul revealed her plan to curb rampant unlicensed sales in the state, from six-figure fines to granting cannabis regulators expanded inspection and seizure authority.
At National Banking Summit, Cannabis Banking Gets A Moment Back in the Spotlight
After a narrow miss at the end of 2022, lawmakers and advocates pushing for the SAFE Banking Act are piecing together their strategy for the new Congress.
More Turbulence in New York As Another Lawsuit Challenges Regulators’ Equity Approach
A group of medical cannabis operators in the state argue that the license for “justice-involved” applicants is “unconstitutional,” and that they should be allowed to sell to adult use consumers now.
In Kansas, Lawmakers Give Airtime to Medical Cannabis Debate
A Senate committee is hosting two days of hearings this week on medical cannabis legislation. Gov. Laura Kelly called for the reform in her State of the State speech.
New York Democrats Pitch Cannabis Tax Overhaul
On Monday, Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes and Sen. Jeremy Cooney coordinated a push for a bill that they say will lift up the legal cannabis industry.
New York Doubles the Number of Cannabis Retail Licenses Available to “Justice-Involved” Applicants
Regulators initially planned to allow 150 Conditional Adult Use Retail Dispensary (CAURD) license holders to open the states first adult use shops. Now, it's up to 300.
FDA’s Cannabis Advisor: Approach to CBD Rules Shouldn’t Let “Perfect be the Enemy of the Good”
Norman Birenbaum spoke about the FDA’s cannabis-related efforts during a discussion on Thursday hosted by the Council for Federal Cannabis Regulation.
Senate Veterans’ Committee Advances Cannabis Research Bill
This is the first cannabis bill to advance in the new Congress, and the first ever cannabis bill to pass out of a Senate committee.
Manhattan DA, Mayor, Target Evictions to Curb Unlicensed Cannabis Sellers
On Tuesday, the Manhattan DA’s office sent 400 letters threatening eviction to unlicensed cannabis sellers.