November 28, 2022

This Week in Cannabis News: November 25, 2022

Jay Rosenthal
November 28, 2022

Welcome to our wrap-up of Episode 19 of This Week in Cannabis News.

Here’s what you need to know this week

U.S. cannabis market updates

New York

Last Monday, the first wave of would-be dispensary licensees came out in New York, know as CAURD licenses. A total of 28 businesses and 8 non-profits were selected. For more on what this means in New York, Jalen Jones, Dutchie’s state lead, jumped on LinkedIn Live on Monday for this round-up of what we know now and the timeline and path forward in NY.


Earlier this month, all the cannabis talk was about electionsβ€”especially the five state legalization measures and what a new congress might mean for SAFE Banking and the rest. But, the state of Minnesota is making legislative waves, and it looks increasingly like a legislative approach to legalization. The Governor and the legislature seem ready to legalize in the 2023 session, according to Marijuana Moment.

Marijuana Moment also took a look at a banking and expungement billβ€”SAFE Plusβ€”that might make its way through the lame duck session of Congress, including some hopeful and optimistic signs that something might happen. But to get a real picture of what’s happening, join us next week on December 1st for a webinar: What a new congress means for SAFE Banking with Congressman Ed Perlmutter.

Featured cannabis expert:Β Dave Silberman, Co-founder of FLORAΒ Cannabis

Dave Silberman is the co-founder of Vermont’s FLORA Cannabis. Based in Middlebury, FLORA is the state's first adult-use licensee. We recently caught up with Silberman, where he showed Dutchie around his shop (remotely) and talked about his experience getting up and running in an emerging marketβ€”and how advocacy has helped pave the way.

‍Events: what's next?

  • November 30: Webinar: Getting Ready to Submit Your Alabama Application by December 30th
  • December 1: Webinar: What a New Congress Means for SAFE Banking (feat. Congressman Ed Perlmutter)
  • December 6: Webinar: Banking and payments for New England dispensaries

Be sure to head to our LinkedIn page to register for any of these webinars!


About the author
Jay Rosenthal
Lead Content Producer @ Dutchie