Legislative leaders in Maryland have announced their interest in passing legislation to place a referendum on the ballot next year to legalize recreational marijuana.
Arizona received more than 1,500 applications for the 26 highly coveted social equity permits up for grabs via lottery next year.
Cannabis sales in Arizona are thriving nearly a year after the state’s adult-use program launched, but some industry officials fear smaller operators, including social equity license holders, risk getting swallowed by big companies.
A short story about Connecticut’s recreational marijuana business licensing process on MJBizDaily this week was incorrect in reporting that permit applications will be accepted as soon as January 2022.
More states are offering microbusiness licenses to cannabis entrepreneurs in an effort to diversify a market that some fear could become dominated by large, deep-pocketed multistate operators.
Florida officials will finally begin accepting applications for a long-awaited new medical marijuana business license reserved especially for a Black farmer.
California and New Mexico will be offering financial support to qualifying social equity marijuana businesses, government officials in both states said this week.