Business, California

Q&A: California State Treasurer Fiona Ma Talks Cannabis, Safe Banking, and Social Equity

The coronavirus slowed the push for cannabis industry access to banking, but the conversation might be more relevant now than ever.

Research

Colorado: New Report Examines Implications of Rising THC-Levels in Cannabis Products

“Six years after retail marijuana was legalized in Colorado it is apparent that progress has occurred quicker in the marijuana industry than in science,” health officials wrote.

Massachusetts

Massachusetts: More Than 600,000 Cannabis Vaping Products Released From Quarantine

The state held these products after a mysterious vaping-related lung illness, known as EVALI, led to thousands of hospitalizations and dozens of deaths across the US.

CBD

FDA Approves Epidiolex for New Condition That Causes Benign Tumors, Seizures

Epidiolex contains cannabidiol, or CBD, extracted from cannabis plants, and was first approved to treat severe forms of epilepsy.

Congress

House Passes Spending Bill with Cannabis Protections

The protections range from expanding banking access to preventing federal interference in states with legal cannabis, but passage in the Senate is uncertain.

Colorado

Colorado: New State Work Group Holds First Meeting on Cannabis Equity

Two meetings this summer will focus on recently-passed legislation that aims to expand equity in the cannabis industry.

Caribbean

Saint Lucia Joins the Race to Legalize Cannabis

The nation’s leaders have agreed to draw up adult-use legislation and set a date to vote on it.

CBD

Hemp Groups to Meet with White House on FDA CBD Policy

The Food and Drug Administration drafted its long-awaited CBD policy, and sent it to the White House Office of Management and Budget for approval, a final step before publication.

Newsletter

Democrats’ 2020 platform excludes cannabis legalization • FDA wraps CBD policy draft • & more…

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