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.
House Votes to Decriminalize Cannabis
THE NEW YORK TIMES
Democrats, with some Republican support, voted 220-204 to remove marijuana from the federal list of controlled substances, moving to catch up to the states.
House passes marijuana legalization bill (again), but with no clear path forward
Weed vote exposes political rift on criminal justice reform.
Federal marijuana legalization is stopped in its tracks
Public opinion, states, and even the GOP have come around to the idea of legal weed. So how hard is it to finally get done?
Senate Unanimously Approves Legislation Providing Attorney General with Greater Say in Cannabis Research Decisions
Under current regulations, the DEA is primarily tasked with licensing marijuana cultivators, as well as granting Schedule I licenses to scientists wishing to study cannabis in clinical settings.
N.Y. proposes $200M social equity fund to help minority businesses sell weed. What about N.J.?
New Jersey officials say the state is using other ways to encourage minority ownership in the legal weed market.
Cannabis packaging needs stronger health warnings, advocates say
NORTH BAY BUSINESS JOURNAL
It doesn’t “communicate well-established health risks,” says an group of physicians, youth workers and parents. North Bay industry officials say that would result in “unnecessary and duplicative warnings.”
A timeline of legalized pot in New York
A year after “adult use” weed was legalized, New Yorkers still can’t buy legal pot without a medical cannabis card. Check out this timeline on the rollout of recreational pot in NY.
Oregon raising potency limits for cannabis edibles Friday
As part of Oregon’s new cannabis rules, licensed cannabis shops can begin selling edible packages which contain up to 100mg THC and 10mg THC per serving, beginning April 1.
Weed is likely to remain federally illegal, but ‘cannabis banking’ could pass this year
Federal legalization of cannabis isn’t likely to happen this year, experts say — but marijuana banking rules could change.
Food & Culture
Pabst Labs Opens Cannabis-Focused Beverage Factory, Triples Capacity for THC-Infused Drinks
FOOD & WINE
Pabst Blue Ribbon High Seltzer is one of California’s top-selling THC-infused beverages.
How the pandemic created a new generation of stoners
Americans who rarely, if ever, smoked marijuana before the pandemic now say they’re turning to weed to help them cope
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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.