News Roll Up: Eliminating Plastic From the Industry, Curaleaf Targets Unionized Employees, SAFE Banking Act Rejected

Ella Guinan 28 Jun 2022

Law enforcement control over any kind of medical care is dangerous & counterproductive. If you like the privacy & race & class biased effects of the war on some drugs— & its often-deadly escalation of harms & lack of efficacy, you’ll love the new policing of abortion.
Maia Szalavitz

Welcome To The Weekly Roll Up
A Compendium of The Week’s Cannabis News

In a hurry? Look for the star on our top news items


As the Retail Market Continues to Unfold, Vermont’s Legislature Fails to Protect Medical Cannabis Patients 

Ten Black-Owned Businesses to Support in Vermont

Vermont’s Culture of Regenerative Cannabis Cultivation Good For Soil and the Community

 ⭐ Thirteen New Adult-Use Licenses Approved 

 ⭐ Strain Review: Passenger Pigeon by Clover Hill Cannabis

Vermont cannabis strain passenger pigeon

 🗓 Bored? Looking for something to do? Our events page is stacked!

Other #Vermont headlines:

⭐ High Times: Vermont Leading in Elimination of Plastic in Cannabis Industry 






New York

$200M Allocated to Retail Properties for Social Equity Licensees in New York




Lawmakers in Washington Reject SAFE Banking Act, Again



Most Large Public US MSOs Reported Revenue Declines in Q1 2022

5 MSOs Fined in New Jersey for Selling Cannabis for Adult-Use During Medical-Only Hours


CBD & Hemp

Congress Tackles Hemp Industry Challenges, CBD Marketing, Cannabis Research and Psychedelics in Spending Legislation


Cultivation & Production


Consumption & Culture


Labor & Unions

⭐  Employees at a Green Thumb Store in Illinois Unionize  


Law Enforcement

A Recent Court Ruling in Maryland Allows Cops to Stop and Question Someone Who Smells of Cannabis


Legalization & Politics

US Military Directed By House Panel to Review Cannabis Penalties for Soldiers and to Study Medical Cannabis as Opioid Alternative


Media & Advertising


Medical Cannabis

Federal Judge Strikes Down Law Requiring Ballot Measures, Simplifying Path to Medical Cannabis in Nebraska 



New Jersey Senate President Files Psilocybin Legalization Bill


Social Equity

Illinois Awards $45M in Grants to Areas “Hardest Hit By the Failed War on Drugs”

New York Governor Appoints Social Equity Impact Ventures LLC to Manage the State’s $200M Social Equity Cannabis Investment Program



Brittney Griner’s Detention in Russia Extended to July 2

Big Push From Many Congressional Leaders to Provide Cannabis Protections for Athletes and Federal Workers 


Studies and Surveys

New Study Shows Relationship Between Cannabis Use and Increased Empathy 



Schoolteacher From US Sentenced to 14 Years for ‘Smuggling’ Cannabis in Russia

By 2026, the Global Cannabis Market is Expected to Reach $90.4B 

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