March 27, 2023

This Week in Cannabis News: March 24, 2023

Jay Rosenthal
March 27, 2023

Welcome to Episode 35 of This Week in Cannabis News.


Cannabis news: week of March 24, 2023

Twitter cannabis advertising update

Twitter recently announced it would be accepting cannabis advertisements by legal companies and brands in legal jurisdictions. Now, a legal business in a legal market advertising on Twitter got taken down. MJ Biz Daily has the full story coming out of a Nevada.

Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra on rescheduling cannabis

This week, Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra was asked about rescheduling of cannabis on the federal level on KDKA-TV. Becerra said, β€œI see the comments and I know a lot of you are asking about the status of marijuana.” Watch his full response:


Kansas medical cannabis bill put on hold

According to KMBC, the Kansas Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee has decided to table a medical cannabis bill, effectively stalling its progress for the time being. The bill, which aimed to establish a regulated medical cannabis program in Kansas, will not be considered further during the current legislative session.

Hawaii adult-use recreational cannabis bill delayed

In a surprising turn of events, Hawaii will not be legalizing marijuana this year, despite the state Senate passing the bill earlier, according to Marijuana Moment. The decision comes as a blow to advocates who have been pushing for (and expecting) legalization in the Aloha State.

New York infighting with slow roll out

As New York continues their roll out of cannabis stores, it became a political issue this week, as Republicans wrote the Governor and asked for an audit of the program and questioning the pace and efficacy of the market to date.

Featured Cannabis Expert: Tony Gallo, Sapphire Risk Advisory Group

Earlier this week, Dutchie held a webinar focused on New York - and a provision in the regulations there that allow would-be licensees awaiting real estate to open up as delivery-only businesses. Tony Gallo from Sapphire Risk Advisory Group joined the webinar to talk about some of the ins and outs of New York’s regulatory framework. Here’s Tony Gallo from Sapphire Risk Advisory Group talking about New York cannabis delivery regulations.


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Jay Rosenthal
Lead Content Producer @ Dutchie