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New York Bill To Require Health Insurance Coverage Of Medical Marijuana Clears Assembly Committee

New York lawmakers have approved a bill that would require public health insurance providers in the state to include medical marijuana as a covered prescription drug and authorize private insurers to do the same. The Assembly Health Committee passed the legislation from Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes (D) in an 18-7 vote on Tuesday. It now... Continue Reading →

Washington Bill To Protect Job Applicants From Marijuana Discrimination Advances In House After Passing Senate

A Washington State House committee advanced legislation on Tuesday that would protect job applicants in the state from being discriminated against for using marijuana. The bill, which already passed the full Senate last month, would forbid most employers from rejecting applicants simply for testing positive for cannabis on pre-employment drug tests. Workers could still be... Continue Reading →

California Senators Approve Psychedelics Legalization Bill In Committee

A California Senate committee has approved a bill to legalize possession of certain psychedelics and facilitated use of the substances. The legislation from Sen. Scott Wiener (D), which was refiled in December after a more expansive version was derailed last session, cleared the Senate Public Safety Committee in a 3-1 vote on Tuesday and next... Continue Reading →

Statement by David Cooper, Acting Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, on the occasion of the World Water Day 22 March 2023

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GOP Senator Wants Bankers To ‘Unleash An Army’ Of Lobbyists To Help Pass Marijuana Banking Bill

The lead GOP Senate sponsor of a marijuana banking bill wants bankers to “unleash and army” of lobbyists on Capitol Hill to push for the passage of the reform legislation through the Senate this Congress. During a speech at the American Bankers Association (ABA) Washington Summit on Tuesday, the senator talked next steps for the... Continue Reading →

Another Shareholder Sues Innovative Industrial Over Kings Garden

As the cannabis industry has found itself struggling to compete against unlicensed players, high taxes and falling prices – the ripple effect continues. Late last week, another shareholder filed suit in Maryland against cannabis real estate investment trust Innovative Industrial Properties (IIP) (NYSE: IIPR) for failing to be truthful to investors about its business dealings... Continue Reading →

Majority Of Americans Back Legalizing Psychedelics Therapy And Federally Decriminalizing Substances Like Psilocybin, Poll Finds

A strong majority of Americans support legalizing and regulating psychedelics therapy, and most back federally decriminalizing substances like MDMA and psilocybin, according to a new poll. The survey from Breakthrough Bulletin comes amid a wave of psychedelics reform efforts taking place in legislatures across the country. What they found is that a majority of likely... Continue Reading →

Akerna Wraps Up 2022 With Losses, Exits Cannabis

Former cannabis company Akerna (Nasdaq: KERN) reported its unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter, which ended December 31, 2022. Akerna is attempting to sell off its cannabis assets and has plans to merge with Gryphon Digital Mining. Akerna reported that its software revenue fell 24% to $2.8 million for the fourth quarter and the total... Continue Reading →

Kids Taken From Family Following Marijuana Arrest Remain In Tennessee State Custody Following Hearing

“The state of Tennessee has no respect for Black families. The state of Tennessee has no love for Black children. I’m here to tell you that, baby, it is 2023 not 1823. We are going to fight for our children and we’re going to win.” By Anita Wadhwani, Tennessee Lookout Five children taken from a... Continue Reading →

Prices down, supply up for Michigan Marijuana industry

Prices down, supply up for Michigan Marijuana industry Image Cannabis News March 20, 2023 Michigan’s marijuana industry is facing growing pains as prices fall and supply increases. In January 2022, the average cost for an ounce of flower in Michigan was $152. In January 2023, the average fell to $80, creating what some call a... Continue Reading →

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