In today’s HK Cannabis Law Newsletter, we present articles concerning the issuance of commercial cannabis licenses in New York, Arizona and Illinois, a proposal in Virginia to re-criminalize marijuana possession, the return of approximately $1.1 million seized by police from an armored car company carrying dispensary cash, California cannabis cultivators in danger of going out of business, and more!
New York regulators approved and issued 52 conditional cultivation licenses.
Illinois’ issuance of adult-use dispensary licenses has been halted by a new lawsuit alleging that the state unconstitutionally discriminated against out-of-state residents in the licensing process.
Arizona issued 26 social equity cannabis licenses, 10 of which were awarded to applicants who partnered with existing cannabis companies.
The US Dept. of Justice has agreed to return approximately $1.1 million seized by the San Bernardino County Sheriff from dispensary cash transported by armored car company Empyreal Logistics.
Virginia’s Gov. Glenn Youngkin has proposed an amendment to re-criminalize personal possession of marijuana.
Licensed cannabis cultivators in California are making last-ditch efforts to remain in the legal market and avoid going out of business – letting costly licenses expire, combining resources with other licensees, and even foregoing planting altogether this season.
By bipartisan vote, the House of Representatives passed the Medical Marijuana Research Act, which would amend the Controlled Substances Act and broaden access to medical cannabis research.