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.
Five States Will See Voters Address Cannabis Legalization, But Three States Failed in Landing on the Ballot This Year.
Another wave of cannabis reform is expected next month. Here’s what it took to get to this point.
A New ‘Indigenous Cannabis Association’ Aims To Unite America’s Tribes Around A Medicinal Plant That’s Always Been With Them
Members of America’s indigenous tribes are rallying them around the potential profits and medical benefits from cannabis.
Congressional Researchers Lay Out Marijuana Options For Lawmakers Following Biden’s Scheduling Directive
Congressional researchers recently published an explainer on the implications of marijuana being classified as a Schedule I drug under federal law and options for Congress to change that. The report from the Congressional Research Service (CRS) was released the day after President Joe Biden issued a…
Biden Order Adds Momentum to Bipartisan Marijuana Bill
President Biden’s move to reevaluate marijuana’s legal status and pardon federal weed convictions has reinvigorated momentum for congressional action to boost the ailing cannabis industry. La…
The Biden Administration Considers Federal Cannabis Legalization
Cannabis was legalized by Washington voters 10 years ago this November, but it’s been illegal at the federal level since the Marihuana Tax Act of...
Germany’s Plan to Legalize Cannabis Is Out. Here’s What It Says:
Germany plans to decriminalize the purchase and possession of small amounts of cannabis, allow licensed sales in shops, but advertising would be banned.
Uber Partners With Leafly For Marijuana Delivery In “Milestone” for Cannabis Industry
Uber is partnering with Seattle-based company Leafly to deliver cannabis in Toronto. It’s the first time cannabis delivery is available on a major third-party delivery platform.
Circle K Gas Stations Will Start Selling Cannabis Next Year
The deal marks a big step forward for the industry.
Leafly’s 2nd Annual International Budtender Day Highlights the Importance of Cannabis’ Frontline Workforce
Today, Leafly Holdings, Inc. (“Leafly”), a leading cannabis discovery marketplace and resource, celebrates the 2nd Annual International Budtender Day
Oklahoma Announces Special Election For Marijuana Legalization Initiative In March 2023
The governor of Oklahoma has officially called for a special election in March 2023 for voters to decide on marijuana legalization. Activists had pushed to place the cannabis reform measure on next month’s ballot, but it faced obstacles in the state Supreme Court after complaints were filed and proc…
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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.