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Research

A First: National Institutes of Health Issues RFI on Cannabis Research Barriers

The request for information is NIH’s first on these barriers, and it includes eight participants, from the National Cancer Institute to the National Institute on Aging.

Business

Marlboro-Maker Altria Tinkers With Cannabis Flavors

In new patent applications, Altria and the University of Virginia focus on how to modify cannabis plants to “control the formation of terpenes that impart specific flavor and aroma characteristics.”

Colombia

Colombia: A New President Could Jump-Start Cannabis 

The industry will be seen as a player in the economy—and likely legalized—after President-elect Gustavo Petro takes office on August 7.

Newsletter

Cannabis expungement, research bills in Congress • Canada’s CBD recommendations • & more…

An excerpt from recent editions of the Cannabis Wire Daily newsletter.

Minnesota

Minnesota: How Legal Edibles Made the Cut in a Prohibition State

Some Republicans may not have fully realized what they passed, but sales began July 1 of THC products to anyone 21 or older. Now what?

Congress

Will the Next Farm Bill Boost the US Hemp Industry?

The 2018 Farm Bill legalized hemp, catalyzing a nascent industry – and creating plenty of confusion. A hearing in Congress today highlighted priorities for the 2023 Farm Bill.

Congress

Push for Cannabis Banking Pitched as Easier Step Amid Broader Reform Debate

Lawmakers and industry stakeholders held a briefing on Wednesday to make the case that banking reform is an urgent matter of public safety, not just an industry win.

Congress

Cannabis Decrim Hearing in Congress Highlights CAOA Feedback, Divisions

Last week, Sen. Cory Booker, who led the hearing, introduced a comprehensive cannabis legalization bill in Congress with Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Sen. Ron Wyden.

New York

New York’s Cannabis Equity PAC Has Now Raised $100,000. Here’s Where the Money Is Coming From and Going.

Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes, who co-authored the state’s adult use law, formed the PAC to “promote equity and economic justice in New York’s cannabis industry.”

Newsletter

Lawmakers poised to send research bill to Biden • Broadcasters push for clarity on cannabis ads • & more…

An excerpt from recent editions of the Cannabis Wire Daily newsletter.

Congress

It’s Here: the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act Will be Introduced in Congress

The Act, sponsored by Sens. Schumer, Booker, and Wyden, went through extensive revisions in response to 1,800 comments on the discussion draft released last July.

Research

Will There Be a New Cannabis Supplier For the Federal Government?

For decades, it’s been the University of Mississippi. This time around, new growers in the U.S. are eligible.

New York

New York’s Adult Use Cannabis Supply Chain Slowly Takes Shape

With regulators’ approval of adult use cannabis shop rules, the application window could open as early as August.

New York

New York to Begin Accepting Cannabis Retail Applications

Regulators have already awarded more than 200 licenses to growers, and are accepting applications from processors. These retail applicants will open the first adult use shops.