Welcome to our wrap-up of Episode 19 of This Week in Cannabis News.
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 elections—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 bill—SAFE Plus—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.
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 market—and how advocacy has helped pave the way.
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