The state’s legal cannabis rollout, which aimed to prioritize “justice involved” business owners, has been turbulent in part because of litigation.
New Yorkers wanting to know more about the settlement of a lawsuit that has upended the industry will have to wait.
Florida’s Attorney General is making a case in court that a proposed ballot measure is misleading. On Wednesday, several justices didn’t seem moved by the arguments.
And, since last year, all political subgroups are in favor, from liberals to conservatives.
Eight years after rejecting adult use legalization at the ballot box, Ohio voters said yes the second time around.
Gov. Youngkin and Republicans are standing in the way of cannabis for adults in Virginia. But with every seat up for election on Nov. 7, sales in the state could get back on track.
A daylong hearing Monday laid the foundation for legislative fixes for the myriad cannabis-related hurdles that have emerged since adult use became legal two years ago.
If Issue 2 passes on Nov. 7, the General Assembly will have the final say on how the adult use industry takes shape.
Regulators passed several resolutions at Tuesday’s Cannabis Control Board meeting, focused on enforcement and extending the business license application window.
Until now, the state has aimed to give a leg up to struggling hemp farmers and justice-involved New Yorkers.
In a meeting with the Cannabis Advisory Board, regulators also urged conditional retail license holders, stalled by lawsuits, to apply when the portal goes live for all next week.
More than a dozen bills, including one that would expand the state’s cannabis café scene, now await Gov. Gavin Newsom’s signature.
New York Cannabis Regulators Approve Final Industry Rules Amid Pleas to “Pump the Brakes” on Big Operators
Meeting recap: Cannabis regulators paved a path for large operators to enter the state’s adult use industry as a program focused on justice-involved retailers is paused by litigation.
The equity and public health subcommittees also gave updates on their priorities, from refining the definition of “equity” under state law to reining in high-THC products.
While two cannabis-related bills were up for discussion, focused on 311 complaints and an education campaign, several city stakeholders shared fresh concerns and updates on unregulated sales.
Lawsuits, unlicensed sales, and slow retail openings all factor in to how much revenue the city will see from legal cannabis – and when.