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New York’s Cannabis Equity Fund Recalibrates: “The Markets Have Changed” 

Cannabis regulators met on Tuesday for the second time in May to also approve emergency enforcement rules and a settlement related to a lawsuit that blocked licensing in parts of the state.


The Minnesota Way: Democrats Follow Through on Their Promise to Legalize

The adult-use legislation they championed, and sent to Gov. Tim Walz this week, creates a cannabis program unique to the state.

New York

New York Regulators Drop Revised Adult Use Rules, Open Door for Medical Cannabis Operators

Regulators are expected to approve a far-ranging adult use rules package at Thursday’s Cannabis Control Board meeting.

United States

West Coast States Want to Ship Cannabis East. Now What?

With Gov. Jay Inslee’s signature last week, Washington has joined Oregon and California in seeking interstate cannabis commerce. But there remains one hurdle: federal law.

New York

After Negotiations, Here’s What’s Changed in New York’s Cannabis Enforcement Plan 

Some of the bill’s stiffer penalties were softened, and all references to felonies were stricken, among other changes.

New York

New York’s Medical Cannabis Giants Want in On Adult Use Now. A MRTA Author Agrees. 

A lawsuit argues that the state’s adult use law allows them into the industry at the same time as anyone else, including the “justice-involved” licensees that have begun to open their doors.

New York

NYC Survey: Shops Selling Unregulated Cannabis Skip ID Checks, Sell Sky-High THC Products

As New York officials work to curb illegal cannabis sales, Cannabis Wire canvassed two Manhattan neighborhoods for a deeper look into unlicensed sales.


Maryland Legislature Sets Cannabis Rules Ahead of Summer Adult Use Launch

Sales start on July 1, eight months after voters approved a constitutional amendment at the ballot box.

New York

New York Regulators Approve 99 More Cannabis Retail Licenses 

The Cannabis Control Board met in Brooklyn on Monday morning and awarded 13 licenses in areas, including Brooklyn, that, until last week, were blocked by a lawsuit.


Kentucky Governor Signs Medical Cannabis Bill Into Law

Gov. Andy Beshear has pushed lawmakers for years to get on board with medical cannabis, but the Senate didn’t budge until this month.

New York

Court Rules in Favor of Regulators in Lawsuit Blocking Cannabis Licenses

The court narrowed a preliminary injunction to the Finger Lakes region, which would lift the block in areas including Brooklyn and Buffalo.


Delaware Lawmakers, For the First Time, Send Cannabis Legalization and Sales to Governor’s Desk

Rep. Ed Osienski has pushed for years to legalize and regulate cannabis for adult use. After a vote in the Senate on Tuesday, both legislative chambers have for the first time said “yes.”

New York

New York’s Next Cannabis Hopeful? Fat Joe.

Cannabis Wire’s latest lobbying analysis unearthed the Bronx-born music artist’s interest in New York’s cannabis industry.

New York

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.

New York

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.