New York State issued 36 conditional retail cannabis licenses today. None went to multi-state operators. Instead, 28 were awarded to "justice-involved" applicants, meaning people who were previously arrested and convicted of a marijuana offense. The rest went to non-profits.
How would you like to light up at sunset at 4:20 pm? They're currently happening in the Northern U.S. and lower Canada. No messed-up lighters!
In a historic move, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear issued an executive order on November 15 that allows patients and caregivers to purchase medical marijuana in regulated states like Ohio and Illinois.
There are now 21 states that have legalized adult-use/recreational cannabis, 10 more with decriminalization laws and 48 with some form of medical-marijuana access.
The 2022 Midterms produced mixed results for marijuana law reform. Adult-use legalization measures passed in Maryland and Missouri, but lost in Arkansas, North Dakota and South Dakota. And Pennsylvania's pro-cannabis Lt. Gov. John Fetterman was elected to the U.S. Senate.