New York governor Kathy Hochul proposed a significant change to the state's "potency tax" on cannabis products in the latest executive budget. The plan would instead implement a 9 percent excise tax to address industry stakeholders' concerns.
President Biden Announces Expansion Of Cannabis Pardons In Further Federal Criminal Justice Policy Reform
In a move building on last year's policy reforms, President Biden announced today his intention to expand the criteria for cannabis pardons. Individuals convicted of simple possession, attempted possession, and cannabis use on federal land are now eligible for expungement of their charges.
Sustainability protests can be powerful tools for environmental change. If you want to stand up for ecological issues, here are the tips you need to do so safely.
California Governor Gavin Newsom Signs Legislation For Social Equity Entrepreneurs On Heels Of 2023 Economic And Racial Justice Summit
California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed SB 51 into law, legislation that extends a lifeline for social equity entrepreneurs to get cannabis retail licenses. This followed on the heels of the transformative Economic and Racial Justice Summit in San Diego.
Additional U.S. Senators Support SAFER Banking Act Following Historic Committee Vote On Cannabis Banking Services
More U.S. Senators have signed onto the updated SAFER Banking Act following its historic passage in the Senate Banking Committee on September 27th, an indication the cannabis banking reform legislation could soon bring an epic shift for the industry.
Black Dragon Breakfast Club uses the power of digital grassroots organizing, technology and AI-based data to transform the fight for adult-use cannabis legalization. At Black Cannabis Week, founder Tsehaitu Abye explained the brand's mission and work to bring more BIPOC to political action.
In the first of his new running column, cannabis pioneer Ricardo Baca, founder of the leading communications firm Grasslands: A Journalism-Minded Agency, discusses his unexpected mentor in the plant. He unpacks the profound influence of cannabis on leadership, culture, and creativity.
The Biden Administration Recommends Moving Cannabis To Schedule III - But Is It Really The Federal Legalization We Want?
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has recommended that cannabis be moved to Schedule III. Industry experts say this could create a path for federal legalization - but would it really be the legal industry we want?
The International Cannabis Bar Association's 2023 Cannabis Law Institute Brings Legal Experts And Policymakers Together In A Dynamic Conference
The International Cannabis Bar Association (INCBA) hosts its Cannabis Law Institute (CLI) conference June 8-10 in Washington, D.C. Speakers include Congresswoman Barbara Lee and a multitude of state regulators.
A key U.S. Senate committee held a pivotal hearing on cannabis banking challenges on May 11th, examining the future of the SAFE Banking Act and gathering testimony from politicians and citizens alike.
Delaware Governor John Carney confirmed the state will legalize adult-use cannabis on April 23, 2023, making it the 22nd state in the U.S. to do so.
From scientists and healthcare professionals to academics, activists, artists and politicians, here are 28 Black thought leaders - past and present - who've been shaping American drug policy, cannabis, and psychedelics.
New York Governor Hochul Signs Bill To Mandate State Legalization Of Schedule I Drugs Like Psilocybin And MDMA If Federal Law Changes.
As cannabis legalization grows nationwide, many wonder how to heal prohibition's harms. Marvin Bing of impact agency Black Flower and other advocates are pushing the movement for a social equity-focused Rainbow Coalition for workforce rights, expungement, and more.
The activist group #FixThe13thNY, organized through the thinktank Next100, is fighting New York's prison system by working to abolish the 13th Amendment loophole and create better conditions for incarcerated workers.