New York's Office of Cannabis Management announced the state's first adult-use cannabis retail licenses. 28 were awarded to justice-involved entrepreneurs and 8 to nonprofit organizations in the initial round of the CAURD program.
The Senate has approved the bipartisan House-passed Medical Marijuana and Cannabidiol Research Expansion Act, the first standalone piece of cannabis reform legislation to ever be sent to President Biden for signature.
To New York's Legal Cannabis Market Stakeholders: An Open Letter on CAURD Licenses and Regulatory Guidance
New York's Office of Cannabis Management has the best intentions to protect our cannabis business owners. However, new guidance may not only go against the state's cannabis law, but it may be unconstitutional on a federal level.
If you're wondering why cannabis is still illegal, even though two-thirds of Americans support federal legalization, history has the answer. Racism and political fear had everything to do with Reefer Madness and the War on Drugs.
Honeysuckle joined cannabis activists at the White House protesting the Biden administration's failure to release incarcerated citizens. Read on for insights from organizers and attendees, including an exclusive from iconic cultivator DC Scroger.
Hip hop icons Redman and M1 of Dead Prez will join cannabis activists in Washington, DC to protest the Biden administration's failure to release incarcerated people, an event organized by Students for Sensible Drug Policy, Last Prisoner Project, DC Marijuana Justice, and Maryland Marijuana Justice.
President Biden's new federal initiative on marijuana reform seems like a historic step for cannabis justice. But will his pardons and calls for rescheduling truly have any positive effects, or is the good will a symbol without substance?
Dasheeda Dawson Appointed New York City's First "Cannabis Czar" By Mayor Eric Adams: A Global Industry Trailblazer Comes Home
New York City Mayor Eric Adams has appointed Dasheeda Dawson, a global cannabis industry leader, as Founding Director of the Cannabis NYC initiative. Meet the city's accomplished and trailblazing first "cannabis czar."
President Biden Pardons Thousands Convicted Of Cannabis Possession Among Historic Federal Policy Reforms
President Biden has finally announced a groundbreaking reform of federal cannabis policy, beginning by pardoning thousands of people nationwide convicted of marijuana possession.
FDA Hires Former NY Cannabis Policy Regulator to be the First Internal Cannabis Advisor: The Future of Cannabis Regulation and Research
The first-ever FDA Internal cannabis advisor, Norman Birenbaum, has been selected to help further cannabis regulation and research in the US.
Senators Chuck Schumer, Cory Booker and Ron Wyden have officially filed the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act, the first bill in Senate history aiming to federally legalize cannabis.
Richard Zahnleuter, General Counsel to New York's Office of Cannabis Management, abruptly resigned from the department. What could this mean for New York's cannabis industry?
National Cannabis Industry Association and Canna Advisors Host New York’s First Insights and Influencers Tour
The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) and Canna Advisors teamed up to get New York's cannabis entrepreneurs ready for success in the Insights and Influencers Tour.
The 2022 NYC Cannabis Parade and Rally brought New Yorkers together again for a speaker lineup including policymakers, celebs, industry leaders and more.
The Blues Brothers will headline the 2022 NYC Cannabis Parade and Rally; other featured speakers include Redman, Jerry Nadler, Tremaine Wright and more.