New York Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

What’s next in New York and New Jersey? Marijuana business experts weigh in

Illinois became the 11th state in the nation Tuesday to legalize adult-use marijuana after Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a recreational bill into law. The governor’s historic bill signing comes not long after New York and New Jersey both failed to legalize potential billion-dollar commercial recreational programs. What lessons were learned by the cannabis industry, and how […]

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Week in Review: House votes to protect legal MJ, Acreage/Canopy shareholders decide, NY adult-use cannabis roadblock & more

The U.S. House of Representatives approves a bipartisan amendment that would shield state-legal cannabis programs from interference by the U.S. Department of Justice, Acreage and Canopy shareholders OK the planned acquisition, New York’s adult-use cannabis legislation hits a wall – plus other important news from around the industry. US House OKs provision protecting state-legal cannabis industries […]

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Key New York lawmaker says adult-use cannabis bill dead for now

The New York legislator who introduced a measure to legalize recreational marijuana in the state said Wednesday it’s “clear” it won’t get done in this legislative session. “This is not the end of the road, it is just a delay,” Democratic state Sen. Liz Krueger said in a statement. Key lawmakers and Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s […]

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Week in Review: Illinois makes history, New Jersey expands medical cannabis, FDA mulls CBD in food & more

Illinois legalizes adult-use cannabis, New Jersey maps a major expansion of its medical marijuana program, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration holds a landmark hearing – plus other important news from around the industry. Illinois marks a first Illinois became the first state in the country to legalize a commercial recreational market through its Legislature. […]

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New York governor says legalization of adult-use cannabis unlikely this year

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he doesn’t believe it’s feasible for lawmakers to legalize recreational marijuana in 2019. The Democrat told reporters he doesn’t see sufficient support to pass the measure in the state Senate. Cuomo said he backs the legalization of marijuana but the issue remains controversial for many legislators. And he noted […]

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Multistate cannabis firm Acreage reports first-quarter net loss of $31.2 million

Acreage Holdings, a New York-based multistate cannabis operator, reported quarterly revenues of $12.9 million for the three months ended March 31, 2019. The company also reported a net loss for the period of $31.2 million. The company did not disclose in its news release how this compared to revenue and profit/loss for the year-ago period. […]

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Smuggling case involving ex-execs at marijuana firm Vireo will proceed, court says

A Minnesota appellate court refused to dismiss interstate cannabis smuggling charges against two former Vireo Health executives, allowing the case to proceed to trial. Marijuana businesses have closely watched the situation because of its implications for MJ firms with affiliates in more than one state, the Rockland/Westchester Journal News noted. In this case, two Vireo Health officials […]

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Northern Swan enlists major Democratic pols to boost Latin American cannabis push

Northern Swan, a New York-based marijuana investment group, installed two senior figures from the Democratic party to its advisory board to help navigate the company’s focus on Latin America. Bloomberg reported that the company appointed Tom Daschle, a former U.S Senate majority leader, and Joe Crowley, a prominent party member who last year lost a high-profile primary […]

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Acreage to sell cannabis real estate assets to newly formed REIT

New York-based marijuana company Acreage Holdings said it agreed to sell cannabis-related real estate to a newly formed real estate investment trust (REIT), GreenAcreage Real Estate Corp., under a leaseback agreement between the two companies. The price wasn’t disclosed. Acreage holds a 20% interest in GreenAcreage Real Estate Corp. (GARE). Acreage CEO Kevin Murphy also […]

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Marijuana company Columbia Care reports improved Q1 revenue, wider net loss

Columbia Care, a New-York based vertically integrated cannabis operator, reported revenue of $12.9 million for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019, up 45% from the same period last year thanks to “organic growth” and stronger consumer demand for its products. The net loss for the quarter widened to $25.1 million compared with a $9.7 […]

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