Colorado state officials have selected 16 businesses to participate in the Cannabis Business Office’s Cannabis Business Pilot Grant program.© Shutterstock “Our nation-leading work promoting equity and supporting innovation in Colorado’s thriving cannabis industry supports our economy, saves small businesses money, and ensures our state remains the best business-friendly destination in the country,” Gov. Jared Polis […]

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New Jersey state officials are espousing the benefits of eliminating state sales tax for residents enrolled in the state’s Medicinal Cannabis Program.© Shutterstock “Removing state sales tax on medicinal cannabis is consistent with Governor Murphy and the Legislature’s intent to prioritize patients and improve affordability,” New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission Executive Director Jeff Brown said. […]

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A group of lawmakers have forwarded correspondence advocating the Biden administration deschedule cannabis and pardon non-violent cannabis-related offenders. © Shutterstock U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Ed Markey (D-MA), Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Ron Wyden (D-OR) sent a letter to President Biden, Attorney General Merrick Garland, and Health and Human […]

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A group of lawmakers have forwarded correspondence advocating the Biden administration deschedule cannabis and pardon non-violent cannabis-related offenders. © Shutterstock U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Ed Markey (D-MA), Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Ron Wyden (D-OR) sent a letter to President Biden, Attorney General Merrick Garland, and Health and Human […]

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The University of New Haven and California-based cannabis education company Green Flower are touting new online certificate programs to focus on cannabis industry opportunities. © Shutterstock “This is a unique opportunity for the university to collaborate with an industry leader in the cannabis education industry to offer in-demand certificate programs that enable individuals from a […]

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The Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission (OLCC) is imploring the state’s congressional delegation to aid in the removal of federal barriers preventing legal cannabis businesses from obtaining access to banking services. In recent correspondence to each of Oregon’s congressional representatives, the OLCC indicated the outdated approach to cannabis banking services negatively impacts the legal cannabis […]

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U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) is commending the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations action advancing an amendment protecting legal cannabis programs.© Shutterstock The committee’s advancement of the fiscal year 2023 Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies bill included the Lee-Joyce amendment, which was introduced by Lee and U.S. Rep. David Joyce (R-OH). The amendment […]

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A group of state attorneys general, including California Attorney General Rob Bonta, are urging Congress to enact legislation allowing food and candy makers to enforce their trademarks against copycat cannabis-infused edibles. © Shutterstock Bonta, along with attorneys general of Virginia, Nevada, Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Kentucky, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, […]

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Legislation to fund the U.S. Department of the Interior and other related agencies for Fiscal Year 2023 includes language to protect the rights of Tribes that have authorized the use, distribution, possession, or cultivation of cannabis.© Shutterstock U.S. Rep. Dave Joyce (R-OH) spearheaded the effort to include this language. “Enforcing Federal cannabis laws on Tribal […]

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Cannabis Regulators Association (CANNRA) officials said the organization elected new board members during the first in-person member meeting in Olympia, Wash.© Shutterstock Michigan Cannabis Regulatory Agency Executive Director Andrew Brisbo will serve as president. “I look forward to working with the incoming board to move CANNRA forward in its mission over the course of the […]

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