The revised version of the SAFE Banking Act, now known as SAFER Banking, passed a key committee in the US Senate this week. Next stop is the full Senate for a vote. The timing is still a question as well as any amendments that may be introduced.
Read the blog post from Dutchie’s Ali Amirhooshmand about the passage of SAFER Banking out of the Senate Banking Committee: Progress for Cannabis Businesses: The SAFER Banking BIll Successfully Passes the Senate Banking Committee.
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Last week, Minnesota’s new cannabis regulator was chosen to lead the Office of Cannabis Management. This week, Erin Dupree stepped down from the job as a local report surfaced that a company she was involved in sold “prohibited hemp-derived products”.
In November, voters in Ohio will vote to legalize adult-use cannabis. The folks supporting the measure commissioned a poll and suggest that nearly 60% of Ohio voters support the measure.
New York’s dispensary Union Square Travel Agency, got a famous - and very funny - bud tender this week: Amy Sedaris
For this week’s Cannabis Expert, we sat down with Gahrey Ovalle who is the President of the Long Island Cannabis Coalition to talk about cannabis on Long Island, and how he aims to get communities to “opt in” to the legal regime. He also has an event coming up on October 4th next week.
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