Global

UN Report For the First Time Assesses Cannabis Legalization Outcomes, Environmental Impacts

The United Nations annual drug report aims to make sense of an increasingly expansive and complex global cannabis landscape, despite data gaps.

New York

New York to Start Accepting Cannabis Processor Applications

The Cannabis Control Board also brought the number of farmers approved to grow cannabis for the forthcoming adult use industry near 200, and it named its first Chief Equity Officer.

Regulation

Attorneys General Call on Congress to Address Cannabis Edibles Packaged Like Popular Brands

The group wants Congress to step in and pass legislation that could curb so-called “copycat” THC products, which are particularly appealing to kids.

New York

Here’s Who Will Manage New York’s $200 Million Cannabis Equity Fund

The Dormitory Authority selected Social Equity Impact Ventures, LLC, to manage the fund. Also on Wednesday, Gov. Kathy Hochul named members of the state’s new Cannabis Advisory Board.

Regulation

Cannabis and Isomers like Delta-8 in Spotlight at Federal Testing Meeting

During the SAMHSA Drug Testing Advisory Board meeting, officials discussed emerging trends with cannabis-derived isomers.

Congress

Cannabis on Tribal Lands: Congress Hears Hopes and Concerns

A wide range of issues emerged during a Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing on Friday, including concerns about state or federal interference, and transportation over state lines.

Regulation

FDA Officials Wrestle with CBD in Day-Long Meeting on Science “Challenges”

The FDA still has more questions than answers on CBD, but it is making strides on conducting the research and collecting the data needed to release product regulations.