Free Webinar: New York's Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act

Free Webinar: New York’s Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act

Register HERE! In March of 2021 New York became the 15th State to legalize recreational cannabis through the passage of the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA). We have regularly written about the local impact of New York’s new cannabis industry and the potential opportunities for social and economic equity applicants. On Tuesday, January 25,

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Oregon Cannabis: New Rules, Part 4 – Repeat Violators Beware!

This post continues our discussion of recent changes by the Oregon Liquor & Cannabis Commission (“OLCC”) to the rules and regulations governing marijuana in the State of Oregon. You can find our earlier articles here, here, here, and here. This post focuses on a new type of rule violation that addresses how cannabis licensees manage

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New York Cannabis: $200 Million for Social Equity

New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced that New York will establish a $200 million fund to support social and economic equity applicants seeking adult-use cannabis licenses. Governor Hochul made the announcement during her State of the State address last week, on January 5, 2022. It is really easy to talk about prioritizing cannabis social equity

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New York Cannabis: State of the State

The first year of legal adult-use cannabis in New York seems as good a year as any to continue the Canna Law Blog’s tradition of annual reflection on all things cannabis (and now psychedelics too!). 2021 has been a groundbreaking year for the cannabis industry in New York. We expect 2022 to be another year

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Oregon Cannabis: New Rules, Part 1

The coming New Year heralded new administrative regulations for marijuana in the State of Oregon. These changes came through the Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission (OLCC) rulemaking process. That process, in turn, stems from cannabis laws passed by the Oregon legislature earlier this year. We gave a brief overview of the new rules last week.

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New York Cannabis Legislation: Expanded Social Equity and Tax Deductions

In the last two months New York Senator Jeremy Cooney has introduced two pieces of cannabis legislation that could impact New York’s cannabis industry significantly. The first is Senate Bill S7517A, which expands the definition of social and economic equity applicant under the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA) to include gender equality. The second

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New York Cannabis Control Board: Fourth Meeting News

After several weeks between meetings, New York’s Cannabis Control Board (CCB) held its fourth meeting on December 16, 2021. As will be the case with all CCB meetings, it was broadcast live. A transcript of the meeting will be published here. The most recent CCB meeting primarily consisted of updates on the action items that

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Oregon Cannabis: OLCC Will Resume Processing New License Applications!

Big news from the Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission (OLCC) this week as it announced it has resumed accepting and processing of new marijuana retailer, wholesaler, and processor applications submitted after June 15, 2018. This is welcome news as the OLCC had imposed an administrative “pause” on new applications to focus on existing licensees and

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New York’s Cannabis Control Board: 18 Months to Licensure

Since New York passed its adult-use cannabis legislation in March of 2021, we have all been waiting for one thing: a timeline for when adult-use licenses will be issued. We finally have an answer, which is… disappointing. Cannabis Control Board (CCB) Chairwoman Tremaine Wright has now publicly stated that the CCB is “working on an