New York Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Cannabis firms cautiously optimistic New York could legalize adult-use sales this year

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has revived the prospects for legalizing recreational marijuana sales in 2020 through the state’s Legislature, but cannabis businesses are taking a tentative approach after legalization efforts failed a year ago and similar sticking points remain. If the state approves adult-use cannabis sales, it is expected to create a multibillion-dollar recreational […]

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Why cannabis businesses are hiring former politicians and regulators to move the industry’s lobbying efforts ahead

Marijuana businesses are increasingly bringing on former national and state politicians and regulators to help them navigate the ever-changing landscape surrounding cannabis legislation and related lobbying efforts as they look to move the industry forward. Earlier this month, for example, Maryland-based Green Leaf Medical announced it hired Joy Strand, a former executive director of the state’s Medical […]

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New York governor pledges to legalize adult-use marijuana

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday promised to legalize recreational cannabis in the state as part of his 2020 agenda. The governor made his promise to legalize adult-use marijuana during his annual State of the State address. The state is facing a multibillion-dollar budget gap and legalized recreational marijuana “could pour much-needed revenue into […]

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New York tribe approves medical cannabis sales

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is moving forward with plans to implement medical cannabis sales in its territory in upstate New York after tribal voters overwhelming approved an MMJ referendum. The tribal Election Board on Monday certified the results of the Dec. 14 vote The adoption of the Medical Marijuana Ordinance was approved by 86% of […]

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Marijuana vaping ban

A judge cleared the path for Montana to enforce a temporary emergency ban on flavored vaping products, including those containing THC

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New York taps Birenbaum as its cannabis czar

Democratic New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo appointed Norman Birenbaum as director of the state’s cannabis program. Birenbaum is expected to help New York legalize recreational marijuana in the upcoming legislative session, the Providence Journal reported. Birenbaum previously had been the top medical marijuana regulator in Rhode Island.

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Marijuana lawsuit

Tennessee man filed a federal lawsuit seeking millions of dollars in damages against Trulieve, Florida’s largest medical marijuana operator, for allegedly sending illegal text messages to his cellphone.

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Cannabis business experts at MJBizCon discuss shifting regulatory climates, cultivation practices, vape issues & more

LAS VEGAS – Panelists at MJBizCon in Las Vegas this week took on various complicated issues swirling around the marijuana industry, including regulatory changes occurring in many states, best practices for indoor MJ cultivation, the vape health crisis and more. Assessing regulatory challenges in new markets According to a panel of marijuana industry experts at […]

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MJBizCon 2019 panelists shine spotlight on new and evolving US and global cannabis business opportunities

LAS VEGAS – How might the Canadian cannabis market fare in 2020? What will happen with the SAFE Banking Act in the U.S. Congress? How are U.S. cannabis operators complying with marijuana regulations across multiple states? Those issues and others were among the many U.S. and international cannabis business topics tackled during the second day […]

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MJBizCon 2019: Cannabis industry recognizes year’s challenges as it looks forward to longer-term growth

LAS VEGAS – Members of the cannabis industry’s brain trust used the first day of MJBizCon to share predictions for 2020 and describe how changing attitudes in the United States might affect future marijuana legalization efforts – plus more coverage from this week’s conference in Las Vegas. In his keynote presentation Wednesday, Chris Walsh, president and […]

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Nevada lawsuit

Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana dispensaries sold more than $500 million in MMJ products since sales began two years ago, a state official said Wednesday.

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Acreage Holdings inks $72 million cannabis real estate deal

Acreage Holdings, a multistate marijuana operator, signed a sale-leaseback deal valued at more than $72 million for cannabis facilities in several states with GreenAcreage Real Estate, a real estate investment trust (REIT) that focuses on the MJ space. New York-based Acreage Holdings said on Friday it already closed deals with GreenAcreage for facilities in Florida, […]

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