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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...

Inside “The Lab,” a Cannabis Dispensary in the Cattaraugus Territory

The Lab is a legal cannabis dispensary located on the Cattaraugus Indian Territory in Irving, New York. Comprised of almost 22,000 acres in Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, and Erie counties, the Cattaraugus Territory is located along the Cattaraugus Creek stretching from Gowanda to Lake Erie.  Michae...

Cannabinoids May Have Anti-Cancer Effects

A new study published in Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology suggests that Cannabinol (CBN) may hold promise in the fight against cancer.  According to the researchers, CBN demonstrated anti-cancer activity in a series of different laboratory experiments. CBN is a minor compound found...

Founder of Charlotte’s Web launches Psychedelic & Botanical Drug Company

Joel Stanley, the founder and former CEO and chairman of Charlotte’s Web (TSX: CWEB) has entered the psychedelic space through a new company, Ajna BioSciences. Ajna, is a botanical drug development company focused on full-spectrum cannabidiol and natural psychedelic options for mental health a...

Empire State Cannabis Update: A Look Back & A Look Ahead

2022 was a landmark year for adult-use cannabis in New York State. Due to the creation and rollout of the conditional market, the state’s adult-use supply chain began to take shape as the first licensed cultivation, processing and distribution is underway, with retail stores just around t...

RIV Capital takes Big Hit on Etain Acquisition

In our last issue, we reported on RIV Capital, an investment firm backed by Scotts Miracle-Gro that planned to help Brad Termini build a cannabis campus in Buffalo. RIV entered the NY market by paying $247 million to acquire Etain LLC, NY’s only women-owned and operated medical cannabis compan...

Niagara County Community College to Host Inaugural Cannabis Conference

When is the SUNY Cannabis Conference Happening? The SUNY Cannabis Conference will be held on January 10, 2023, at 9:00 am.  Where is the Conference Taking Place? The conference will take place at Niagara County Community College (NCCC) located at 3111 Saunders Settlement Rd, in Sanborn, NY 1...

Buffalo Police Union Seeks Clarity on Medical Cannabis and Drug Testing

The Buffalo Police Union is requesting clarity on the department’s drug testing policy and how the Department will handle medical cannabis. The current contract states that a positive drug test for cannabis is grounds for immediate termination of employment. Therein lies the confusion, what if...

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...
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