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.
Federal Marijuana Legalization Bill Officially Scheduled For House Floor Vote Next Week
The U.S. House of Representatives plans to vote on a bill to federally legalize marijuana for the second time in history next week, congressional leadership confirmed on Thursday. The body will take up the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act, a bill sponsored by House Judi…
U.S. Senate Unanimously Approves Marijuana Reform Bill On Same Day That House Schedules Legalization Vote
The Senate on Thursday unanimously approved a marijuana bill—but not the federal legalization measure that advocates have been eagerly awaiting Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to bring to the floor. Rather, it’s a modest bipartisan piece of legislation that’s simply meant to promote rese…
Yes, Cannabis Banking Liberalization — SAFE Banking Act — Would Indeed Make U.S. More Competitive
The SAFE Banking Act actually would increase U.S. competitiveness, the stated goal of the COMPETES Act to which it is now attached. Knocking down red tape hobbling pot firms would create greater economic/employment opportunity as well as giving us a leg up in growing markets for marijuana exports.
What Do Joe Biden’s Cannabis Policy And Seinfeld Have In Common? Nothing. Literally.
The Biden administration has shown nothing but ambivalence or outright hostility towards cannabis consumers, investors and supporters.
Social Equity Policies Could Shape Diversity In The Legal Cannabis Industry
While there is no one solution to promoting a diverse and healthy cannabis market, some states with legal cannabis have enacted various social equity policies with varying success.
SBC backs bills to stop illegal cannabis farming
MOHAVE VALLEY DAILY NEWS
San Bernardino County is sponsoring legislation in the state Assembly and Senate that will increase fines for illegal cannabis farming and target the illegal pollution of groundwater by illicit cannabis cultivators.
In a surprise, N.J. legal weed sales delayed again as state panel says big applicants not ready
The Cannabis Regulatory Commission’s decision was a surprise. It did give preliminary approval for 68 smaller operations, but it will take time for them to get up to speed.
New York’s legacy cannabis operators not sold on joining the legal market - Albany Business Review
ALBANY BUSINESS REVIEW
New York wants its existing cannabis businesses to join the legal market. But high costs and deep governmental distrust have many “legacy” operators waiting to see how the new market unfolds before they join — if they ever do at all. Billions of dollars are riding on their decisions.
Health & Science
Edible cannabis vs smoking weed: How are they different and what are the health effects?
THE SACRAMENTO BEE
Here’s what to know about the differences between inhaling and ingesting cannabis.
Tourism & Entertainment
Calling all canna-curious: new cannabis festival rolling into S.F. next month - San Francisco Business Times
SAN FRANCISCO BUSINESS TIMES
The city is chasing one kind of green with another, capitalizing on S.F.’s unique history and the economic potential of day trips ahead of April’s cannabis holiday.
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