April 20 is the biggest day of the year in cannabis. Sales at legal shops topped $111 million in 2021. There are hundreds of events scheduled around the country. It all started in the early '70s in California.
In a disappointing move, New Jersey's Cannabis Regulatory Commission has decided to allow the state's current medical retailers to begin selling to the broader recreational market. The buy-in price is $1,000,000.
Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 220-204 in favor of the MORE Act that legalizes cannabis on the federal level. This is the second time a vote has been taken on the MORE Act. In 2020, it passed the House, 228-164.
According to American for Safe Access, 2021 was not a great year for medical marijuana. The organization's 2021 "State of the States Report" analyzes medical-cannabis access in the U.S. No state scores an "A" and only two states (Maine and Illinois) receive "B" marks.
Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes advises New Yorkers to keep an eye on the prize: a fair and just cannabis market. Her EquityPAC promises to help.