Pennsylvania State Troopers Block Bill Protecting Medicinal Cannabis Motorists

An effort to implement protections for Pennsylvania medicinal cannabis patients from being indicted for driving under the influence was derailed in the house last week, due to resistance by The Pennsylvania State Trooper Association. Legislators are working to pass a standalone measure regarding medicinal cannabis impairment protections. The measure summarily assures qualifying and verifiable patientsContinue reading “Pennsylvania State Troopers Block Bill Protecting Medicinal Cannabis Motorists”

Cannabis Advocates, Governors Demand Guidance on Interstate Cannabis from DOJ

A faction of cannabis groups is encouraging the business community to accompany them in demanding governors from four important states to seek guidance from the appropriate judicial bodies regarding interstate cannabis commerce. Formally known as ‘The Alliance for Sensible Markets campaign’ members are currently gathering a sign-on letter for those curious about putting force onContinue reading “Cannabis Advocates, Governors Demand Guidance on Interstate Cannabis from DOJ”

Senator Schumer to Box Out Big Cannabis in New Bill

In a recent interview, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) demands to keep the heavy hitters out of the cannabis industry in support of developing opportunities for mom-and-pop operators when cannabis is federally approved. Sen. Schumer stated that his forthcoming measure achieves such. In a dialogue between Schumer and New York’s head state cannabis authorityContinue reading “Senator Schumer to Box Out Big Cannabis in New Bill”

Nevada Reaches $1 Billion in Cannabis Sales

Nevada retailers sold more than $1 billion in medicinal and recreational cannabis over a single fiscal period, state officials announced today. The Nevada Cannabis Compliance Board (CCB) and the Nevada Department of Taxation published findings that exhibit $1.03B in taxable cannabis purchases in the fiscal year 2021, running from July 1, 2020, to June 30,Continue reading “Nevada Reaches $1 Billion in Cannabis Sales”

New York adds Protections for Transgender and Non-binary in Cannabis Industry

A New York senator filed a bill ensuring transgender and non-binary people qualify as social equity applicants under its cannabis law. Sen. Jeremy Cooney (D-NY) proposed the legislation to fix an ‘unintended consequence’ of the adult-use cannabis law, which would ‘force specific individuals to decide between their gender identity and receive precedence for a cannabisContinue reading “New York adds Protections for Transgender and Non-binary in Cannabis Industry”

Illinois Reaches $1 Billion in Cannabis Sales

Almost one year to the day, we published an article on Illinois’s record-breaking recreational cannabis sales. Last week, Illinois announced that recreational cannabis sales exceeded $1 billion in 2021. This is a substantial commercial milestone since Illinois began its retail cannabis market in 2020. Illinois’ Department of Financial & Professional Regulation (or the IDFPR) proclaimedContinue reading “Illinois Reaches $1 Billion in Cannabis Sales”