Solomon Israel

Based in Ontario, Canada, Solomon covers the Canadian marijuana industry and cannabis cultivation forMJBizDaily. He previously covered cannabis for the Winnipeg Free Press, where he launched a Canadian cannabis news vertical called The Leaf News. Before that, Solomon covered business news for Canada’s national public broadcaster, CBC News, as an online reporter and a TV news producer. Solomon holds a master’s degree in journalism from Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario.

Articles by Solomon Israel :

Cannabis banking reform bill passes key Senate hearing

The latest push for federal cannabis banking reform in the United States passed a markup hearing in the Senate Banking Committee on Wednesday, demonstrating bipartisan support for allowing state-legal marijuana businesses to access financial services and setting up the bill for a full vote in the chamber.

Image of the Senate Banking Committee hearing on the SAFER Banking Act

Minnesota’s brand-new chief marijuana regulator resigns amid allegations

Erin Dupree, who was appointed the first director of Minnesota’s Office of Cannabis Management only last week, has resigned before even starting her role after a local media report that raised questions about her background, including an allegation that her business previously sold prohibited hemp-derived products.

Image of a pen sitting atop a resignation letter