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State Testing Reveals 42% of Maine’s Medical Cannabis Samples Contain At Least 1 Contaminant

While testing is voluntary in the state’s medical cannabis program, audit testing shows that 50 of 120 samples contained at least one contaminant that would have resulted in a failed test according to mandatory testing standards in Maine’s adult-use market.

US Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Calls on DEA to Reclassify Cannabis as Schedule III

The New York Democrat says cannabis “is simply not comparable to other Schedule I substances like heroin, LSD and MDMA.”

New York Cannabis Sales Eclipse $100M as Missouri Passes $1 Billion in 2023

The Empire State’s regulated adult-use retail market has struggled to pick up steam with a mere 27 operators licensed for commercial sales.

The Cannabist Co. Strikes Multistate Retail, Wholesale Partnership With Leading Vaporizer Brand

The company’s partnership brings Airo Brands’ cannabis vaporizers to three Delaware stores this week with more markets to follow.

Pennsylvania House Passes Bill to Allow All Medical Cannabis Growers to Obtain Retail Licenses

The legislation, which now heads back to the Senate for final approval, would lift a restriction in Pennsylvania’s 2016 medical cannabis law that allows only five grower/processor licensees to sell products directly to patients.

Lawmakers Urge Federal Officials to Update ‘Out-of-Date Guidance’ on Providing Banking Tools to Cannabis Business Owners Convicted of Cannabis-Related Crimes

A group of 20 Democratic members of the House and Senate sent a letter to the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network urging them to revise “red flags” for cannabis business owners.

California Cannabis Regulators Place Product Embargo on Prerolls, Vape Pens

The Department of Cannabis Control suspects certain products in the state’s regulated market may contain poisonous or harmful substances.

MariMed Closes $58.7 Million Debt Refinancing

The 10-year term at a reduced annualized interest rate will result in a $4.7-million reduction to principal and interest expense in the first 12 months and $3.5 million annually for four years.

Ascend Wellness Opens 10th Dispensary in Illinois

The vertically integrated multistate cannabis operator now has 32 stores in seven states.

South Dakota Could Repeal Medical Cannabis, Legalize Adult-Use Cannabis in 2024 Election

Multiple ballot proposals for the state’s next major election would impact the current and future cannabis reform front.

German Politician Says Vote on Cannabis Legalization Bill Postponed Until December

While the law was expected to take effect before the end of the year, Bundestag member Carmen Wegge indicated that German lawmakers will decide on the legislation next month, likely pushing its enactment until 2024.

Federal Health Agencies Publish Report Detailing 1st Death Attributed to Occupational Asthma in Cannabis Production

The report examines details leading up to a Massachusetts cannabis flower production technician’s death, and says the case illustrates “missed opportunities for prevention.”

University of Minnesota Opens Cannabis Research Center

The center will evaluate the public health impacts of adult-use legalization and help inform future cannabis policy in the state.

Flying With Cannabis These Holidays? TSA Agents Aren’t Actively Searching Out Your Stash

While traveling across state lines with cannabis remains federally illegal, doing so doesn’t pose a “security threat” in airports.

Another Path to Challenge Federal Cannabis Prohibition

Massachusetts cannabis operators and lawyers who filed a lawsuit against the U.S. attorney general over the enforcement of the Controlled Substances Act say they can’t wait—or count on—legislative action for relief.

Verano Opens MÜV North Miami-Biscayne Dispensary

The cannabis retail facility is Verano’s second location in Florida’s largest metro area and the company’s 73rd location in the state.

Missouri Cannabis Regulators Revoke Delta Extraction’s Manufacturing License

The revocation comes after the state issued a mass recall of roughly 63,000 products.

Detroit Officials Announce Round 2 Adult-Use Cannabis License Winners

The city’s Office of Marijuana Ventures and Entrepreneurship approved 37 applicants for licenses.

New York Regulators Reach Settlement in Lawsuit That Stalled Adult-Use Cannabis Dispensary Licensing

The settlement is still pending finalization, but it is expected to result in the lifting of a temporary injunction that has halted the licensing process since August.

Triminator Partners With 10X Emerald Cup Winner Byrd Extracts to Deliver Free Hash Education Package

The cannabis equipment manufacturer helps to educate the next generation of hash experts.

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