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.
The State of U.S. Cannabis Legalization in 2022
CANNABIS BUSINESS TIMES
Last year was a federal bust. So, what does 2022 look like for cannabis operators looking to invest, set up shop or expand?
Marijuana Banking Sponsor Won’t Stop Talking About His Bill In Hearings On Unrelated Legislation
A newly filed large-scale spending bill to keep the government funded for the 2022 Fiscal Year does not include language to protect banks that works with state-legal marijuana dispensaries—and the sponsor of the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act would like to know why. In a lighthearted…
Federal Transportation Agency Proposes New Marijuana Testing Policies To Reduce False Positives
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is proposing a new drug testing policy that could have significant implications for workers who use marijuana off the job. Current DOT policy mandates urine testing, which advocates and experts view as problematic because, for one, THC metabolites can show…
Cannabis equity advocates hail ‘innovative’ approach for recreational weed licenses in NY
“We acknowledge that if we want a different outcome for our equity entrepreneurs, we have to take a different approach,” said Chris Alexander, executive director of the state’s Office of Cannabis Management.
Latino Cannabis Association launches to build equity into New York’s growing marijuana market
The Latino Cannabis Association launched this month to help members who grew up in over-policed neighborhoods get licenses to enter the cannabis business with help from grants and social justice programs.
New Yorkers With Marijuana Convictions Will Get First Retail Licenses
THE NEW YORK TIMES
Officials intend to reserve the first 100 or more retail licenses to sell marijuana in New York for people who have been convicted of related offenses, or their relatives.
France Enters The Medical Cannabis Industry
France enters the medical cannabis industry, but legalization needs to be implemented.
Health & Science
CBDA and CBGA Have the Potential to Block COVID. We Asked an Expert About Their Usefulness for Treating Other Conditions.
New research may have discovered that hemp compounds have the potential to prevent the virus that causes COVID-19 from entering human cells, but don’t expect to find the magic cure in your nearest bottled infusion—at least not yet.
Jones Soda unveils cannabis-infused sodas, syrups and gummies under new Mary Jones brand
Jones Soda is launching a line of cannabis-infused sodas, syrups and gummies under a new brand, Mary Jones.
Scotts Miracle-Gro warns of sales reduction in cannabis grow-supply segment
MARIJUANA BUSINESS DAILY
Scotts Miracle-Gro issued a new sales reduction estimate for its indoor cannabis cultivation supply segment, the Hawthorne Gardening Co.
Cannabis Industry Steps Up to Support Ukraine
Businesses in the cannabis industry are stepping up to help Ukraine as it battles to repel the Russian invasion.
Mike Tyson in Boston talks about how cannabis helped knock out depression
Former heavyweight boxing champ Mike Tyson rolling with the punches.
Large marijuana, music festival dubbed CannaBash coming to Muskegon
CannaBash will be a cannabis consumption event and music festival this July in Muskegon Township.
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