Governor Cuomo Announces Plan For Marijuana Legalization, Calls For Automatic Record Sealing And Economic Justice

Andrew Cuomo

Statement from DPA’s Kassandra Frederique: New York Can Atone For Mass Criminalization By Passing Most Progressive Legalization Bill in U.S. NEW YORK: Governor Cuomo called for effectively ending marijuana prohibition in New York State and creating a system to tax and regulate marijuana in a manner similar to alcohol for adults over the age of Read the full article…

Senator Schumer Announces Canopy Growth’s $100-150 Million Investment In Southern Tier Hemp

Sen Chuck Schumer

Schumer: This Project Will Be A Huge Shot In The Arm For The Southern Tier’s Economy And Will Position The Region At The Forefront Of The Industrial Hemp Revolution NEW YORK: U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced, following his all-out effort to pass his legislation the Hemp Farming Act of 2018 as part of the bipartisan, Read the full article…

Historic Times Square Billboard Puts Cannabis & Honeysuckle Mag On High For NYE

Times Square NYE 2018/19

NEW YORK: After a landmark year of growth and expansion, the cannabis community will ring in the new year with its first ever Times Square billboard placement. Honeysuckle Magazine, a nationally distributed print and digital publication celebrating audacious women and bringing counterculture to the masses, and its cannabis brand partners will make history by openly Read the full article…

New York: Governor Says Legalizing Marijuana Is Among Administration’s Top Legislative Priorities

NY Gov forms committee to study adult-use cannabis

NEW YORK: Enacting legislation to permit and regulate the retail sale of cannabis to adults is among the Cuomo administration’s top 2019 legislative priorities, New York’s Governor announced on Monday. Governor Andrew Cuomo said, “We must … end the needless and unjust criminal convictions and the debilitating criminal stigma, and let’s legalize the adult use of recreational marijuana once Read the full article…

Will A Federal Appellate Court In New York End Cannabis Prohibition?

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By David Wenger, Esq. NEW YORK: Should a 12-year-old girl in Colorado with intractable epilepsy be restricted to the boundaries of Colorado in order to have access to life-saving medical cannabis? Alexis Bortell suffered from multiple daily seizures and nearly died in her disabled veteran father’s arms several times until she began using medical cannabis—since Read the full article…

Altitude Investment Management Closes Cannabis Fund I at $30M

Altitude Investment Looks to Fund II

NYC Based Cannabis Investment Firm Successful Fund I Raise, looks to Fund II NEW YORK: Altitude Investment Management announced that it will close Fund I on November 30, 2018 with $30 million raised. Fund I commenced March 1, 2018 and is currently invested in 16 companies which emphasize the fund’s focus on investing in a diverse range Read the full article…

Acreage Holdings Acquires Blue Tire Holdings In Michigan

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NEW YORK: Acreage Holdings announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire the real estate assets of Michigan-based Blue Tire Holdings to bring cannabis products to Michigan residents throughout the state. Leading development efforts in the state will be a team of Acreage Holdings and Blue Tire experts, including Blue Tire’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Saqib Read the full article…

New York: Cuomo Administration To Back Adult Use Marijuana Bill

"The goal of this administration is to create a model program for regulated adult-use marijuana – and we determined the best way to do that was to ensure our final proposal captures the views of everyday New Yorkers,"

NEW YORK: A spokesperson for Gov. Andrew Cuomo says that creating a framework for legalizing adult marijuana use is among the administration’s 2019 legislative priorities. “The goal of this administration is to create a model program for regulated adult-use marijuana – and we determined the best way to do that was to ensure our final proposal Read the full article…

From Niche To Normal – Cannabis Use Becoming More Accepted In The United States

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NEW YORK: Growing numbers of consumers support the legalization of cannabis in some form and a majority believes it has a positive impact on the economy, according to the newly released 2018 Fall Cannabis Culture Poll, developed jointly by leading global communications agency BCW (Burson Cohn & Wolfe), PSB Research and Civilized, a premium media and lifestyle Read the full article…

420MEDIA Trailblazers In Cannabis: Curved Papers CEO Michael O’Malley

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Digital marketing agency 420MEDIA and the Marijuana Business Association (MJBA) have joined forces to create a series highlighting entrepreneurs trailblazing the cannabis scene. Each week, we profile a noteworthy business pioneer, and ask each 5 questions. This week we talk to trailblazer Michael O’Malley, CEO of Curved Papers.  1. Tell us about your company Curved Papers is a rolling Read the full article…