Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) reaffirmed his commitment to expeditiously advancing a revised marijuana banking bill—and he says he will also push to attach legislation on cannabis expungements and gun rights for medical marijuana patients. Meanwhile, the chair of the Senate Banking Committee says that he’s expecting a “strongContinue Reading

NY’s testing failures expose legal Weed consumers to unsafe Cannabis Image Cannabis News September 20, 2023 New York’s Cannabis Industry Faces Systemic Public Health Failures, Investigation Reveals. A NY Cannabis Insider investigation has uncovered systemic public health failures at every level of the state’s legal cannabis industry, from farmers toContinue Reading

Billboard ads could prompt kids and teens to try Marijuana Image Cannabis News September 20, 2023 Witnesses cite research indicating the adverse effects of marijuana on young brains, want to stop billboard ads for pot. It’s not just legislators who are fed up with the Cannabis Control Commission’s lack ofContinue Reading

Oklahoma officials seize thousands of pounds of Marijuana Image Cannabis News September 20, 2023 Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority Shuts Down Five Illegal Grow Operations. The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority announced Tuesday the agency along with law enforcement in Kay County recently shut down five marijuana businesses. This comes after theContinue Reading

A new congressional bill has been filed to prohibit federal intervention in jurisdictions that legalize psilocybin mushrooms. Reps. Robert Garcia (D-CA) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) are sponsoring the Validating Independence for State Initiatives on Organic Natural Substances (VISIONS) Act. The two-page legislation simply says that no federal funds can beContinue Reading

Mold Testing on Cannabis products suspended in Oregon Image Cannabis News September 20, 2023 The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has filed a temporary suspension on the testing of cannabis products for the mould Aspergillus. Earlier this year, Oregon introduced regulations that required all cannabis products to be tested for fourContinue Reading

GrowerIQ secures $1M from government to enhance its Cannabis-tracking system Image Cannabis News September 20, 2023 Canadian Cannabis Software Company GrowerIQ Receives $1M in Government Funding. Toronto-based GrowerIQ, which sells enterprise resource planning (ERP) software to cannabis producers, has been awarded over $1 million CAD by the Government of Canada,Continue Reading

Five marijuana businesses shut down in Oklahoma Image Cannabis News September 20, 2023 Oklahoma Authorities Close Five Medical Marijuana Businesses Following Inspections. The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority partnered with the Kay County Sheriff’s Office and other local law enforcement to investigate 11 complaints of medical marijuana businesses in the PoncaContinue Reading