Equity was front and center in the push for legalization in Illinois. But the state’s industry has remained dominated by the largest cannabis companies in the country.
Legalization bill sponsors push to ensure Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s nomination to oversee cannabis regulation in New York will be true to the “commitment of this legislation.”
State-run cannabis and automatic expungement are among proposals suggested during a recent panel hosted by The Ohio State University.
Crystal Peoples-Stokes led a panel aimed at her Buffalo constituents, and took questions from residents hoping to join the state’s forthcoming adult use industry.
Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren and Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes, of Buffalo, spoke about the future of equitable, local cannabis in their cities, two of the states’ most populous.
The newly-formed Cannabis Regulatory Commission heard hours of public comment on how to make the state’s adult use market inclusive and equitable.
A hearing on Friday stretched more than 12 hours and often focused on social and racial justice, home cultivation, and the potential for increased youth use and impaired driving.
Two meetings this summer will focus on recently-passed legislation that aims to expand equity in the cannabis industry.
The group, made up of government and industry stakeholders, will hammer out the implementation of a bill signed into law in June to expand social equity in the state’s cannabis industry.
During the group’s fourth and final meeting, suggestions for how to fund the equity program ranged from more fees for current cannabis licensees, to “reallocating” the city’s police budget.
The City Council will vote today on a cannabis industry equity overhaul after the LA Rules Committee voted Tuesday on recommendations.
On the heels of a report that found that Denver’s cannabis industry is predominantly white, a working group expands its discussion about how to create an equitable industry.
A new study commissioned by the city finds that 75 percent of its cannabis business owners are white.
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.
Mendocino County, part of the famed northern California Emerald Triangle, just received a $2 million equity grant. County officials told Cannabis Wire how these funds will be used.