January 31, 2023

This Week in Cannabis News: January 27, 2023

Jay Rosenthal
January 27, 2023
January 31, 2023

Welcome to Episode 26 of This Week in Cannabis News.

Cannabis news wrap-up: week of January 27, 2023

Second New York cannabis dispensary opens its doors

This week, the second adult-use recreational cannabis dispensary licensee opened in New York. Kudos to Smacked Village in NYC, which was also the first justice-involved individual licensee to open! And because Smacked is a CAURD licensee, they're running their operations on Dutchie.

Mississippi medical cannabis sales go live

Also making history this week, the initial medical cannabis sales have kicked off in Mississippi. A special shout to our friends at Star Buds in Oxford, Mississippi for their grand opening and selling their first products to patients.

Maryland governor allocates funds of adult-use cannabis program

Newly-elected Maryland Governor Wes Moore took office this week and immediately released $46 million for the recently-voted-on adult use cannabis program. The program isn’t up and running yet, but the wheels are in motionβ€”and these funds show the governor is serious about kickstarting the state's cannabis market.

Delaware moves forward with cannabis legislation

What Maryland is doing, of course, has major implications for neighbor Delaware. As a result, lawmakers in Delaware have decided to move forward with legalization bills in that state.

Curaleaf departs west coast cannabis markets

Multi-state operator Curaleaf announced that it was closing their operations in California, Colorado, and Oregon, citing the difficult operating environments in these early adult-use cannabis markets.

Featured cannabis experts: Jalen Jones and Brian Donovan, Dutchie

This week, we are pleased to be joined by two Dutchie leaders working in the vibrant New York market and were there this week for the opening of Smacked Village. Jalen Jones and Brian Donovan joined us to talk about the opening and the other announcement from New York this week that 30 new licensees have been announced.

About the author
Jay Rosenthal
Lead Content Producer @ Dutchie