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Sen. Booker Open to Hybrid Cannabis Bill
Sen. Cory Booker said in an interview that he is open to a cannabis compromised bill pairing cannabis banking legislation with social equity provisions.
California Bills Allowing Interstate Marijuana Commerce And Protecting Employees Advance, While Psychedelics Legalization Fate Unclear
California lawmakers advanced bills to authorize interstate marijuana commerce, secure employment protections for people who use cannabis outside of the workplace and prevent localities from banning medical marijuana delivery services toward crucial floor votes on Thursday. Legislation that would ha…
Taboo no longer: Mendocino County backs cannabis tourism
Visit Mendocino County has just added the legal industry to those it promotes and now is out to change a “lingering stigma” in the travel business.
Arkansas court orders recreational cannabis initiative put back on ballot
The Arkansas Supreme Court ordered the secretary of state to certify the ballot title for recreational cannabis to be on the November ballot.
Arkansas Marijuana Campaign Files Lawsuit To Put Legalization Measure On Ballot After State Board’s Rejection
Arkansas activists on Thursday filed a lawsuit with the state Supreme Court, seeking to secure ballot access for their proposed legalization initiative. The legal action comes a day after the state Board of Election Commissioners ruled that the measure’s ballot title and popular name are misleading.…
What is social consumption of cannabis? When will it start in Massachusetts? - Boston Business Journal
Massachusetts lawmakers passed a sweeping cannabis bill in the last hours of the legislative session that moved the state one step closer to opening the first cannabis cafes.
Cannabis Confidential: Lawmakers pass landmark legislation enhancing equity in the industry
The Cannabis Social Equity Trust Fund to supply grants and low-interest loans for cannabis businesses started by those harmed by the war on drugs.
New Florida Marijuana Legalization Initiative Filed For 2024 Ballot, With Backing Of State’s Largest Medical Cannabis Company
A new industry-led campaign in Florida filed a marijuana legalization initiative aimed at the 2024 ballot on Monday. Past attempts to place adult-use legalization on the Florida ballot have been challenged and rejected by the state Supreme Court. But the Smart & Safe Florida political committee says…
Legalize it? Voters in Missouri to consider recreational marijuana
If approved, adults over 21 years old could purchase and use cannabis as soon as December 2022.
Homegrown cannabis entrepreneurs launch farm tours in Northern Vermont | Vermont Business Magazine
Homegrown cannabis entrepreneurs launch farm tours in Northern Vermont
New Jersey Senate President Files Bill to Allow Interstate Marijuana Commerce
The governor of New Jersey will be authorized to enter into agreements for interstate marijuana commerce with other states that have legalized cannabi
Research & Science
Preliminary Study Suggests Active Cannabis Users Had Lower Rates Of ICU Admission When Hospitalized For Covid
A small sample of patients who were chronic cannabis users admitted to the hospital with covid-19 had less severe cases than non-cannabis users.
Culture & Sports
NBA Hall of Famer Chris Webber launches ‘Players Only’ cannabis products in home state of Michigan
‘We truly have a unique opportunity to change the narrative around cannabis, empower rising entrepreneurs and set a new standard in this growing industry’
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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.