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Cali’s new cannabis laws • Two states tackle vape bans • & more…

An excerpt from the October 15 edition of the Cannabis Wire Daily newsletter.

Research

Could Yeast Be a Game Changer for Cannabinoid Production?

A new brewing process could not only be more cost-effective than cannabis cultivation, but could allow scientists to access possibly beneficial compounds that are present at lower levels in the plant.

Caribbean

Jamaica’s Big Bet on Cannabis Research Partnerships

The country is partnering with Harvard to research and develop “high-quality” strains of medical cannabis, aiming to "transform and diversify the Jamaican national economy.”

New Jersey

Which Cannabis Companies Are Lobbying in New Jersey?

The state tried to legalize adult-use cannabis this year, but only managed to expand their existing medical cannabis program.

Business, Global

Global Exchanges Brace for Impact as Congress Seriously Considers Cannabis Banking Bill

Stock exchanges in Canada, Australia, and Jamaica talk to Cannabis Wire about how closely they’re watching US cannabis legislation that could change the international economic landscape.

Business

MedMen and PharmaCann Kill Their $682 Million Merger

Less than ten months after the companies agreed that MedMen would acquire PharmaCann, one of the biggest deals in cannabis history came to an end.

Illinois, Lobbying

Global Cannabis Giants Lobbied in Illinois as State Legalized Adult-Use Cannabis

The list of companies includes some expected entities, like Chicago-based Cresco Labs and PharmaCann. But there are some surprising companies lobbying, too.

Florida

Q&A: Florida’s Former Lt. Governor Joins State Hemp Industry

An unrelated meeting at the USDA led former Lt. Gov Carlos Lopez-Cantera to the Hemp Industry Association of Florida.

Business, California

Champagne, Roquefort, and . . . Mendocino? The Appellations Discussion Warms Up

What regions get to apply a geographical label to its cannabis? Does an international perspective help? Should a name be connected to the land?