Business, Coronavirus, Q&A

Q&A: Cannabis Delivery Is in the Spotlight Due to COVID-19. What’s Next?

Cannabis Wire spoke with Jaci Flug, former general counsel for the New York State Liquor Authority, about her new role at alcohol delivery platform Drizly and its cannabis arm Lantern, and Lantern’s president.

Colorado

Denver Cannabis Regulators Weigh Delivery, With Equity in Mind

The city’s newly formed Marijuana Licensing Work Group held its first meeting, during which regulators, elected officials, and members of the cannabis industry debated how to allow for delivery with a focus on equity.

Research

When It Comes to Cannabis, Who Should Be An “Adult”?

In states with legal adult use, the age has been set at twenty-one. In Canada, it’s eighteen. New research suggests it’s “optimal” somewhere in the middle.

Research

Who Funds Cannabis Research? Increasingly, it’s the Industry Itself

Canopy Growth, Curaleaf, Tilray, and Cronos—all announced research partnerships with universities across the world. And such relationships can be delicate.

Congress, Coronavirus

House Coronavirus Bill Includes Cannabis Banking Reform

The SAFE Banking Act has been included in the HEROES Act. Whether the language will survive the Senate is another question.

Maine

Maine Lifts Residency Rules for Cannabis Industry After Lawsuit

The announcement came after a lawsuit challenged whether the residency requirement was constitutional. Regulators stressed that the move wouldn’t affect the rollout of adult use sales.

Caribbean

Jamaica: Cannabis Export Rules, Though Eagerly Anticipated, Are Delayed

But post COVID-19 pandemic, the nation still aims for growth in the industry.

California

California Regulators Prepare for the Champagne of Cannabis

The first-of-its-kind Cannabis Appellation Program will allow for place-of-origin branding. At the final public hearing this week, growers emphasized the importance of “terroir” baseline standards.

Newsletter

Constellation invests another C$245 million into Canopy • 4Front sells assets for cash • & more…

An excerpt from recent editions of the Cannabis Wire Daily newsletter.