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New Study of Diversity and Opportunity in Denver’s Marijuana Industry

In June 2020, the Denver Department of Excise and Licenses released a new report on opportunity in the Denver area marijuana industry. The full Cannabis Business and Employment Opportunity Study is available here. Using a survey of participants in the local marijuana industry, the report seeks to identify the extent to which different factors –…

Posted by on June 9, 2020 in News, Updates, , , , , , , , , , , , ,


What Makes Illinois’s New Adult-Use Marijuana Law Noteworthy . . .

On Tuesday, Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed legislation that made Illinois the 11th state (or 12th state-like jurisdiction, if you count D.C.) to legalize adult-use (aka recreational) marijuana. Illinois legalized medical marijuana back in 2013. The full Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act (CRTA) can be found here. It’s long (600 pages), but the state has prepared…

Posted by on June 28, 2019 in News, Updates, , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


Two Interesting Developments in Maryland’s Medical Marijuana Law

The Maryland legislature just passed a bill amending the state’s medical marijuana law. The Governor is expected to sign the legislation, which can be viewed here. Two particular changes struck me as noteworthy: 1. First, the bill adopts new—and carefully designed—measures to address racial disparities in the state-licensed commercial marijuana industry. As I discuss in…

Posted by on April 12, 2018 in News, Updates, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


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