The women of New York's cannabis community have indelibly shaped the direction of the movement and industry. Meet the ganja goddesses who've laid the framework for legal cannabis.
Gary Chambers' Senate Campaign in Louisiana Stirs the Pot: Candidate for Congress Is Pro-Cannabis, Anti-Gerrymandering
Gary Chambers went viral with his Senate campaign ads when he smoked a blunt and burned the Confederate flag. Now the Congress hopeful from Louisiana is gaining more ground among the cannabis community. Can he win in 2022?
New York Cannabis News: City and State Government Officials Embrace Industry, Focus on Equity and Community Reinvestment
As New York honors 420 (National Cannabis Day), city and state government officials are committing to a viable cannabis industry. Here's the news from the National Cannabis Party's Cannabis Community Reinvestment Act to the first Adult-Use Conditional Cultivator Licenses and more.
The House of Representatives passed the MORE Act, legislation to decriminalize cannabis at the federal level, for the second time. What's next?
New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed the Conditional Cannabis Cultivator bill into law, creating a pathway for the state's hemp farmers to apply for a license to grow adult-use cannabis in the 2022 season.
New York's Cannabis Program Gets $200 Million Social Equity Fund, Office of Cannabis Management Reports
New York's Office of Cannabis Management and Cannabis Control Board have announced measures to extend the state's program, including a $200 million social equity fund and updates to medical marijuana accessibility.
Tremaine Wright, New York's Cannabis Control Board Chair, Talks Social Equity, Expungement and Craft Industry
Tremaine Wright, Chair of New York's Cannabis Control Board, joined the Honeysuckle podcast to discuss the state's legal cannabis program in all aspects from its sweeping social equity structures to the rise of a craft industry through microbusiness licenses.
At CannPack East 2021, industry experts raised critical discussions on cannabis packaging licensing, regulation and design; the founders of the New York City Cannabis Industry Association explained why trade associations help push state legalization forward.
We can recount at length the original criminalization of cannabis in the 1930s and again in 1970 as almost purely racist, political and economic.