Cannabeat is a weekly digest of news, business, and culture in the cannabis industry curated by members of Emerge Law Group’s distinguished Cannabis Industry Group.
Congressman Urges Senate To Pass Marijuana Banking Bill As ‘Icebreaker’ To Broader Reform
The sponsor of a bipartisan bill to protect banks that work with state-legal marijuana businesses sent a letter to Senate leadership on Tuesday, imploring the chamber to action on the reform on the one-year anniversary of the House’s latest passage of the measure in standalone form. Rep. Ed Perlmutt…
Ben & Jerry’s Launches 4/20 Campaign, Calls Out Senate for Stalling on Marijuana Legalization
“The Black and Brown community have borne the high cost of cannabis prohibition ... while white men reap the benefits,” the company stated.
Minority cannabis business owners sought for CEO training program
The program is open only to minority cannabis business owners who have been in business for at least two years.
Lawmakers strike the word ‘marijuana’ from all state laws, calling term racist
Supporters say the word “marijuana” has a long history of racism.
The Black women redefining California’s cannabis market – one curated store at a time
A focus on open, inviting and community-centric interiors aims at appealing to a broad range of Black customers, including elders
California has a legal marijuana glut. And farmers are taking a hit.
THE SACRAMENTO BEE
Just 19-months ago, farmers were making sizable profits growing weed. Now, the market has collapsed, and the cultivators are fighting for their very economic survival
Early Lines and Free Doughnuts: Legal Marijuana Sales Begin in New Jersey
THE NEW YORK TIMES
Recreational cannabis customers in the state can now legally buy up to an ounce of marijuana per sale.
New Jersey weed buyers wait in long lines for ‘God’s green herb’
New Jersey is kicking off recreational marijuana sales today at 12 dispensaries throughout the state.
Pennsylvanians flock to New Jersey for legal weed
While state legislators continue efforts to legalize recreational marijuana in the Keystone State, Pennsylvanians can now cross the river to New Jersey to get it.
NYC mayor pitches $4.8 million plan to aid marijuana equity entrepreneurs
MARIJUANA BUSINESS DAILY
New York’s mayor wants the city to spend $4.8 million to help individuals affected by marijuana-related offenses start legal MJ businesses.
This Is Why a High THC Percentage Isn’t Everything
Casey Branham’s regenerative organic cannabis farm in Jackson, Ore., isn’t called Phoenix Rising Farm because it sounds badass, but because the name captures the possibilities born of legalization.
Science & Research
Former Astronaut Details Quest to Grow Cannabinoids in Space
A company is looking to grow nutrients in vats of liquid in the microgravity of space. Cannabinoids might be next, a potential breakthrough.
Cannabis sinks amid weed glut, Congress’ inaction
Industry executives blame Congress’ failure to pass any significant cannabis legislation as the biggest reason the sector is flailing.
Florida Officials Invite Students Grades 4-12 To Invent New Uses For Hemp As Part Of Essay Contest
Florida students from grades 4-12 are being invited to brainstorm new uses for hemp as part of an annual “Agricultural History and Creativity” contest being overseen by the state agriculture department. Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried (D), who is running for governor, announced the new contest…
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Cannabeat is a weekly brief on news, business, and culture in the cannabis industry curated by members of Emerge Law Group's distinguished Cannabis Industry Group.