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U.S. Sentencing Commission Proposes New Approach to Cannabis Offenses

Should federal courts consider cannabis possession when calculating someone’s criminal history? This and other questions are up for debate.

New York

In New York, Another 30 Aspiring Cannabis Shop Owners Are Approved

Some of the next shops will be located in the Adirondack region, Long Island, and the Capital District.


Delaware Looks to New Jersey, New York, as Adult Use Push Advances

A bill advanced on Tuesday would tax and regulate cannabis, if legal. Another simple legalization bill will get a hearing this week.

New York

New York’s Second Legal Cannabis Shop To Open Next Week… As a “Pop-Up”

The pop-up approach is an effort to “provide licensees the opportunity to open on a short-term basis to fast-track sales,” according to Gov. Kathy Hochul’s announcement.

New York

New York City Council Members Call for “Teeth” to Combat Unregulated Cannabis Sales 

From New York City to Albany, a cannabis priority has emerged for 2023: enforcement against unlicensed shops.

New York

Brooklyn Resident Files Complaint Against Housing Works Cannabis Co. for Alleged Disability Violations

This is the first complaint against a licensed adult use shop in the state. Meanwhile, a lawsuit challenging the license application process has held up the rollout in several regions.


Minnesota Lawmakers Begin March Toward Legal Cannabis

Lawmakers held the first hearing on a bill that has a solid shot at passage. New York’s approach to cannabis equity came up during the hearing, which often focused on local control and youth use.


Connecticut Adult Use Cannabis Sales Go Live

All of the state’s neighbors – New York, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island – have launched their own adult use industries.


California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Budget Priority for Cannabis? Enforcement.

Roughly $100 million would be headed to various state agencies as they grapple with unregulated cannabis.

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Around the Great Lakes, Election Results Nudged the Cannabis Needle

Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin voters have improved the prospects for legalization in their states.

New York

New York Cannabis Regulators’ First Annual Report Is Out. Here’s What’s In It.

The report comes days after Housing Works Cannabis Co. made New York’s first legal adult use cannabis sale.

New York

New York’s First Legal Cannabis Sales Begin in Manhattan 

Housing Works Cannabis Co. completed New York’s first legal adult use cannabis transaction on Thursday. Dozens of other licensed retailers are expected to join in the coming weeks.

New York

New York Regulators Want QR Codes to Make it Easier to Spot Unlicensed, Untested Cannabis 

Will a new verification tool—a QR code posted in the window of legal shops—be enough to pull consumers away from the unregulated market?

New York

Downtown Manhattan Community Board Slams, Praises New York’s Likely First Adult Use Cannabis Shops

Community Board 2 considered plans from Housing Works and The Doe Fund, nonprofits that plan to open shops steps from New York University and Cooper Union by the end of December.


Connecticut Adult Use Cannabis Sales Will Start in January

In neighboring Rhode Island, adult use sales began in early December, and New York’s first adult use sales are expected by the end of 2022, too.

New York

New York Regulators Release Cannabis Delivery Guidance, Setting Up First Legal Sales

Regulators have for months said the first sales would happen by the end of 2022. Now it’s clear it will happen by bicycles, scooters or cars.