Cannabis Banking Bill Clears Key Senate Vote and Heads to Full Chamber

While Wednesday’s committee vote was a first in a years-long effort to fix cannabis banking, the SAFER Banking Act faces an uncertain future in Congress.

New York

At Advisory Meeting, New York Cannabis Regulators Share New Details About Adult Use Rollout

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.

Global, UK/Europe

What’s Next for Cannabis in Europe? EU Agency Hosts Panel on National Reforms

The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction hosted officials from Malta, Germany, and the Netherlands to share lessons learned.


Cannabis Banking Reemerges with a New Name. Will the Outcome Be the Same?

The SAFER Banking Act will get a markup next week. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has committed to adding the HOPE and GRAM Acts.


In California, These Cannabis Bills Are Headed to Gov. Newsom

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

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.


California Cannabis Advisory Committee Zeroes in on Unions, Appellations

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.


New York lawsuit updates • Florida poll shows support for legal adult use • Maryland’s sales climb • & more …

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

New York

City Council, Back for the Fall, Again Tries to Solve Unlicensed Cannabis Problem

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.