New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said $5 million has been earmarked for SUNY and CUNY community colleges to create credential programs or courses aiding pathways to cannabis industry employment. © Shutterstock “New York’s new cannabis industry is creating exciting opportunities, and we will ensure that New Yorkers who want careers in this growing sector have […]

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Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has signed an Executive Order that ensures no Coloradan is subject to penalization for possession, cultivation, or use of marijuana in light of state legalization.© Shutterstock Polis cited Amendment 64 in detailing the Order. “The exclusion of people from the workforce because of marijuana-related activities that are lawful in Colorado, but […]

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Legacy farmer and entrepreneur Justin Calvino is spearheading an effort by California cannabis farmers to establish a crypto-exclusive digital cannabis community named Emerald Road.© Shutterstock “Emerald Road is about solving a problem, and that solution just happens to be Web3,” Calvino said. “Legacy platforms are not embracing emerging technologies, and currently, there is no central […]

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The Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act, legislation that would ensure cannabis businesses have access to banking services, was approved on Thursday by the U.S. House of Representatives after it was included as an amendment to the fiscal year 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).© Shutterstock “Today marks the *7th time* the #SAFEBankingAct has […]

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The California Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) recently celebrated its first year as a department, focusing on establishing a safe, sustainable, and equitable cannabis market. © Shutterstock “I’m incredibly proud of what we’ve accomplished in just one year and excited about our future,” DCC Director Nicole Elliott said. “We are committed to making California a […]

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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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