A new report on global drug trends also notes that cannabis accounts for more than half of all global drug law offenses, and “remains the main drug that brings people into contact with the criminal justice system.”
Some employees worry about their health as well as their jobs.
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 SAFE Banking Act has been included in the HEROES Act. Whether the language will survive the Senate is another question.
A bill introduced by state Senator Diana DiZoglio would help companies “ineligible” for the federal Paycheck Protection Program.
US cannabis consumers and patients are asking questions like: will my local shop close? Will delivery be an option? Cannabis Wire is tracking cannabis regulators’ announcements.
For the past month, several major cannabis companies have pointed the finger at COVID-19 for ended deals, layoffs, and halted operations. Cannabis Wire is keeping track.
Two letters—one signed by cannabis trade groups, the other by groups focused on justice—were sent this week pushing Congress for COVID-19 relief for cannabis businesses.
A panel discussed how cannabis businesses are faring, as states declare them “essential” while federal relief funds are off limits.
As cannabis remains federally illegal, state-legal cannabis businesses have been left out of COVID-19 relief funds.
Oregon Senator Ron Wyden and others argue that now is a good time for the Small Business Administration to pull out of its “time warp” and help these struggling small firms.
A University of Miami epidemiologist shares early findings on COVID-19 and cannabis with Cannabis Wire.
The governor suspended “non-essential” government activity on the island through May 6.
Voters approved adult use of cannabis in 2016. The state has taken longer than any other to launch its program.
Several states were tackling medical or adult use legalization bills before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Cannabis Wire reached out to key lawmakers to learn the latest.
Parliamentary meetings, regulatory rule setting, and investment summits are being postponed, slowing what had been steady progress in the region.