Roll Up: Burlington Panel OKs Pot Retailers, NY Approves Medical Homegrow, Thai Lawmakers Withdraw Bill to Regulate Cannabis

Ella Guinan 26 Sep 2022

“I wanted to show that Black women can run a [cannabis] business as well as anybody else and that we need to be a part of this industry, to help make sure that equity is something that keeps going on and is encouraged.”  
— Nike John, Founder of The Heritage Club, Boston’s first black female-owned dispensary

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A Compendium of The Week’s Cannabis News

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⭐ FEATURE: Retail Launch is Coming, But Rollout Will Be Gradual

Cannabis Control Board Approves First Vermont Cannabis Retail Licenses

As Vermont’s First Retailers Are Licensed, Heady Launches App and Extends Cannabis Celebration

Trailblazers: Royal Highness Consulting Brings a Sense of Belonging to the Cannabis Industry

Special Cannabis Retail Vote in Winhall Vermont: Tuesday, September 27

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Trailblazers: Seltzer Lineup and Cross-Industry Collabs in the Mix for Freedom Flower

⭐ VT News Roundup: Burlington Cannabis Panel Begins Reviewing Applicants, St. Mike’s Professor Claims to Measure Effects of Cannabis in New App and more

Strain Review: Chemdawg by Mountain Girl Cannabis

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Burlington City Council Green-Lights Four Cannabis Businesses

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⭐ VTDigger: Retailers and Growers Warn Of Cannabis Shortage Ahead Of Retail Sales

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Connecticut Hires Auditor To Develop Process For Equity Cannabis Licensing



Is the Cannabis Industry at a Crossroads in Massachusetts?

Boston’s first Black female-owned cannabis dispensary opens for business

New York

Oneida Indian Nation Announces Plans to Launch Seed-To-Sale Cannabis Facility

New York Regulators Approve Medical Cannabis Home Grow Regulations, Issue New Adult-Use Licenses

Rhode Island

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Small Cannabis Growers Could Sell Directly To Consumers Across State Lines Under New Congressional Bill

B.S. Alert!!! Defense Department Warns That Hemp Granola And CBD Hand Sanitizer Can Compromise ‘Military Readiness’

Acquisitions & Mergers


Chuck Schumer Reaffirms Commitment To Cannabis Banking Reform In White House Discussion, Bill Sponsor Says


BDSA Report Projects $57 Billion in Global Cannabis Sales by 2026

CBD & Hemp

‘2023 is the Year’: Q&A With U.S. Hemp Building Association President

USDA Awards $21 Million for Two Hemp Research Projects


NGO ‘Drug Science’ Wraps Up Phase II Trials of Study on CBD and THC as Long COVID Treatment

Cultivation & Production

94% of California Cannabis Cultivation at Risk from Wildfires by End of Century

Consumption & Culture

Newsom Signs Bill Protecting California Workers Who Smoke Off-the-Clock

Labor & Unions

Law Enforcement

Black Market Cannabis Raids Uncover Victims of Human Trafficking in California

Legalization & Politics

House Bill 837 Aims to Legalize Cannabis Possession, Home Grow in Maryland

Majority Of Republicans Support Variety Of Marijuana Reforms, New Poll Finds As GOP Congressman Talks Bipartisan Next Steps


Media & Advertising

Medical Cannabis

University of Kentucky Opens Medical Cannabis Research Center


Atlanta Lawmakers Discuss Psychedelics Decriminalization Resolution

Social Equity

Denver Signs off on Weed Delivery for Social Equity Companies

Florida Finally Licenses Its First Black Medical Cannabis Farmer


Studies and Surveys

Poll Shows Majority of Maryland Voters Plan to Vote ‘Yes’ on Ballot Measure to Legalize Adult-Use Cannabis


Pregnant Women in Alabama Are Being Jailed For Smoking Pot

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Thai Lawmakers Withdraw Bill to Regulate Cannabis

World Anti-Doping Agency Keeps Cannabis Ban in Place

Colombia’s President Tells UN That ‘Democracy Will Die’ If World Leaders Don’t End Drug War And Pursue Different Strategy

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