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California Governor Vetoes Cannabis Café Bill, Acts on Other Cannabis-Related Legislation

Gov. Gavin Newsom expressed concerns that the bill to establish cannabis cafés would weaken the state’s protections ensuring smoke-free workplaces.

Curaleaf Applies to List Subordinate Voting Shares on TSX

The move toward the Toronto Stock Exchange comes less than two weeks after the company announced a CAS$16 million underwritten offering.

New York Judge Grants Exemptions Allowing 5 CAURD Licensees to Open Dispensaries

The order will increase the state’s adult-use retail footprint to 28 operators amid a lawsuit preventing 435 others from moving forward.

Gov. Gavin Newsom Signs Bill That Could Eliminate 43 Million Plastic Plant Tags Per Year

SB 622 no longer requires plastic unique identifier tags at the base of each plant.

California Approves ZeroTol 2.0 for Foliar Cannabis Application

ZeroTol 2.0’s peroxyacetic acid (PAA)-based chemistry targets dormant fungus to control powdery mildew, Botrytis, Pythium, and more.

Cboe Canada Could Be Verano’s Launching Pad to List on US Exchanges

Verano Chief Investment Officer Aaron Miles details the Chicago-based cannabis company’s move from CSE to Canada’s NEO Exchange.

Dan Robert Lubkeman, Hydroponics Trailblazer, Dies at 54

Lubkeman served as the president of the Hydroponic Society of America since 1996, among many other contributions to the hydroponics and cannabis industries.

Steps For Cultivators to Enhance Productivity and Profits With Resource Efficiency

Optimizing energy and water usage in cannabis greenhouses can help businesses lower production costs without sacrificing quality.

California Governor Vetoes Cannabis Advertising, Marketing Bill

The legislation, Assembly Bill 1207, would have crippled much of the state’s licensed cannabis industry through restrictive branding, packaging and labeling.

Rescheduling Cannabis: Would 1961 Drug Treaty Be a Possible Wrench?

Reclassifying cannabis to a Schedule III drug would put the U.S. in noncompliance with the international treaty Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1961. Will this create a barrier for the U.S. in its scheduling review, and if so, to what extent? Historian James H. Mills weighs in.

Colorado Officials Announce Recipients of Cannabis Business Loan Program

IDY Distributors and Simply Pure received loans to help them expand operations, increase revenues, and retain or create jobs.

Illinois Repeats $165 Million Cannabis Sales Month for September

The state’s average flower price of $277 per ounce remains relatively steep despite demand for adult-use products being at an all-time high.

Cresco Labs Expands Sunnyside in Central Pennsylvania with New Store in Altoona

The new store will offer a wide assortment of accessories and medical cannabis products from the company’s branded portfolio that includes Cresco, Supply, FloraCal Farms, Wonder Wellness Co. and Remedi.

Verano Opens 71st Florida Dispensary, 133rd Retail Location Nationwide

The MÜV Apopka store is in Orange County, a growing region with more than 1.4 million people.

The Intersection of Art and Cannabis: The Artist Tree Opens 7th Dispensary California

The newest store in El Sobrante has the same elements as the company’s other retail locations with an art gallery space featuring local artists.

New York Opens Application Period for New Adult-Use Cannabis Licenses

As part of a plan to “aggressively” expand New York’s legal cannabis market and eliminate illicit operators, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced that regulators will accept applications for two months starting Oct. 4.

Which US Senators Have Signed Their Names to the SAFER Banking Act of 2023?

Since the revised cannabis banking bill was introduced in late September, 28 lawmakers have decided to co-sponsor the legislation. Here’s the (fluid) list.

Georgia Begins Dispensing Medical Cannabis at Independent Pharmacies

Vertically integrated Botanical Sciences pioneers a path to providing greater access to patients.

Organic Remedies Lights the Sky Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

The Pennsylvania-based, vertically integrated medical cannabis operator has a multipronged approach to raising awareness and supporting local organizations during the month of October.

Maryland’s Cannabis Retailers Post $90.5 Million in September Sales

The nation’s newest legalized market came just shy of August figures as medical sales decline faster than adult-use sales grow.