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This Week in Cannabis News: May 19, 2023

Jay Rosenthal
May 19, 2023
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Welcome to this Week in Cannabis News for Friday, May 19, 2023.

Cannabis news: week of May 19, 2023

Minnesota adult-use bill moving ahead

Minnesota’s House and Minnesota’s Senate have agreed to a bill that will be sent to the Governor’s desk for signature - making Minnesota #23 in the country to legalize adult-use cannabis.

Rhode Island gets cannabis regulators

According to Marijuana Moment, after a delay, the cannabis regulatory board members have been named in Rhode Island.

Colorado cannabis sales to pre-pandemic levels

Sales numbers are down to pre-pandemic levels in Colorado - and according to state data, prices are lower than ever.

Workers testing positive for cannabis reaches 25 year high

Quest Diagnostics, the folks that do workplace, post-accident drug testing, announced findings this week that said their cannabis positivity rate in these tests reached a 25 year high.

From the New York Times: *The Increasingly Absurd Illogic of Workplace Drug Tests.

Tobacco use down in legal states

This story that was picked up in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (via the AP) tobacco use is down when cannabis is legalized: States that legalized cannabis saw a massive reduction in tobacco use.

Featured cannabis experts: John Payne & Ryan Quinones, Amendment 2 Consultants

Yesterday, Dutchie held a webinar on what is happening in the Missouri cannabis market. Specifically, we were joined by Amendment 2 Consultants who presented on the latest round of licensing for Microbusiness Cannabis Licenses. Here is the full content from the webinar.

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Jay Rosenthal
Lead Content Producer @ Dutchie