New York Lawmakers Include LGBT Protections in New Cannabis Law

A New York lawmaker put forth a measure to make it lawful that lesbian, gay, and bisexual citizens can qualify as social equity applicants thanks to New York’s new cannabis law. Senator Jeremy Cooney (D-NY) debuted the bill last week, momentarily after filing a separate law to include transgender and non-binary citizens in the cannabisContinue reading “New York Lawmakers Include LGBT Protections in New Cannabis Law”

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”

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”

New York Cosigns Hemp and Banishes Delta-8 THC in New Rule

Earlier this week, New York cannabis administrators approved regulations for the state’s cannabinoid hemp program, distinctly clarifying that flowers from the cannabis crop can be sold. However, delta-8 THC products are currently outlawed from being sold. Hemp-infused foods and beverages will also be permitted. The NY State Department of Health had initially proposed laws forContinue reading “New York Cosigns Hemp and Banishes Delta-8 THC in New Rule”