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

Congress

Historic: President Joe Biden Signs Cannabis Research Bill 

It’s the first standalone cannabis bill to be signed into law since the passage of the Controlled Substances Act of 1970.

Rhode Island

In Rhode Island, Adult Use Cannabis Sales Go Live 

Next up: neighboring New York and Connecticut.

New York

Northeast Cannabis Industry Groups Sound Alarm on Unlicensed Cannabis Products 

Lab testing of products from unlicensed sellers across New York City found contaminants like lead and salmonella.

Colombia

Is Colombia Close to Overturning Cannabis Prohibition? A Bill Inches Ahead

With a new Congress and a new president, an adult use bill is advancing that could flip the switch by June if not sooner.

New York

“First Wave” of Retail Cannabis Licenses are Awarded in New York

And the first legal cannabis sale in New York might take place by delivery.

New York

New York Regulators Set to Propose Adult Use Cannabis Rules, Approve First 36 Shops

Ahead of Monday’s Cannabis Control Board meeting, regulators released hundreds of pages of proposed rules for the adult use industry, and the first batch of shops set for approval.

New York

These Companies Will Build New York’s First Legal Cannabis Shops

The Dormitory Authority’s announcement on the firms that will build turnkey storefronts for the first retail licensees comes days before the licensees are expected to be announced.

New York

New York’s First Cannabis Retail Licenses Are Days Away. Expect an Enforcement “Ramp Up”

A Brooklyn store was raided this week. Similar enforcement is expected to increase as regulators seek to prop up a nascent legal market in the state.

Congress

“The Dam is Starting to Break:” Cannabis Research Bill Headed to Biden’s Desk Is a First

The bipartisan bill, albeit incremental, would start to streamline cannabis research and is also symbolic of the momentum toward cannabis reform in Congress.

Congress

Cannabis Returns to Congress with House Hearing on State, Federal Reforms

The hearing focused on the “many benefits” of cannabis decriminalization at the federal level, racial disparities in the criminal justice system, and banking access, among other issues.

Congress

Unlikely Allies: Major Coalitions Unite to Brief Hill Staffers on Cannabis Policy Priorities

The Marijuana Justice Coalition and the Cannabis Freedom Alliance have come together to present a united front post-election.