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HHS Recommends Rescheduling Cannabis to Schedule III

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has recommended that cannabis be rescheduled from Schedule I to Schedule III under the federal Controlled Substances Act (CSA). This is a significant development that could have a major impact on the cannabis industry and the way cannabis is reg...

Social and Economic Equity is Non-Negotiable for Adult-Use Applicants

The Spirit of the MRTA: Structure Benefits Social Equity When New York State passed the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA) in March of 2021, legalizing the possession and use of cannabis by adults 21 and older, the state placed emphasis on incentivizing participation in the new industry f...

Local 338: New York’s First and Only Cannabis Union

Local 338 Retail, Wholesale, Department Store Union/ United Food and Commercial Workers (RWDSU/UFCW) is New York State’s one and only cannabis workers union. Local 338 RWDSU/UFCW first introduced cannabis workers into their organization in 2015, soon after the introduction of NY’s medic...

NJ Regulators Strip Curaleaf of License for Regulatory Violations

On Thursday, April 13th, the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission voted to deny the renewal of Curaleaf's annual license to sell recreational marijuana at its Bellmawr and Edgewater Park dispensaries. As a result, Curaleaf, one of the world's largest cannabis companies, will be required to halt...

Federal Injunction Stalls Opening of Dispensaries for WNY CAURD Applicants

First off, what is an injunction? An injunction is an order from a Court that requires a person to do or not do something.  They generally come in two flavors: preliminary and permanent.  A “preliminary” injunction is used while a lawsuit is pending to preserve the status quo...

Legislative Update: New York Opens its Conditional Adult-Use Retail Dispensary

In our last article, we covered the proposed Conditional Adult-Use Retail Dispensary (“CAURD”) regulations. During the public comment period, the Cannabis Control Board received more than 600 public comments. After addressing commenters’ concerns, the Board approved the final regul...

Empire State Cannabis Update: Roadmap for Navigating the Rules of the Adult-Use Market

A year and a half after New York passed into law its comprehensive cannabis legalization bill, the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA), the state’s adult-use market is beginning to take shape. Regulators at the Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) and Cannabis Control Board (CCB) have...

3 Conditional Market Lessons for Future Cannabis Applicants

Although New York State legalized the possession and use of cannabis by individuals 21 and older in March of 2021 by passing the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA), no legal adult-use sales have occurred. To date, state regulators from the Cannabis Control Board (CCB) and Office of Cannabi...

NY Releases Proposed CAURD Regulations and Medical Home-Grow Rules

After months of silence, there is finally some momentum in New York towards the retail sale of adult-use cannabis. The Cannabis Control Board (the “Board”) released proposed regulations pertaining to conditional adult-use retail dispensary licenses. The proposed regulations, which are su...
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