Happy New Year to all!
We wish everyone a prosperous and harmonious 2022.
Headliners and Keynotes
We have had numerous requests for the full session presentation that Tremaine Wright, Chair of the New York Cannabis Control Board, gave at our CWCBExpo Conference at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City.
It is quite timely to share Chair Wright’s dynamic and informational address since New York State is now a legal Recreational Use state since passing the Marijuana Regulation & Taxation Act (MRTA) in 2021.
Here is the complete presentation of Chair Wright’s first public Keynote Address at CWCBExpo.
In our December newsletter we shared a brief interview that Christopher “CJ” Wallace gave immediately following his Keynote Conversation with Dan Harris. Since then, there have been calls to see the entire discussion about Christopher “CJ” Wallace’s journey to entrepreneurship and advocacy. The conversation is both heartwarming and inspirational.
New York Licensing News
The New York Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) has opened the Enhanced Application Portal for Cannabinoid Hemp Program licensing.
Find out about it here.
Meanwhile, the OCM has approved additional Cannabinoid Hemp Regulations at their mid-December 2021 meeting.
Read the latest here.
Want to attend a Board Meeting of the NYS OCM?
Click here for the full list of Board Meetings and how to access their archive.
New York Marijuana Fund
The governor of New York says her administration is creating a $200 million public-private fund to specifically help promote social equity in the state’s burgeoning marijuana market. Read the article here.
New Jersey Licensing News
The New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission (NJCRC) started to accept cannabis recreation license applications on December 15, 2021. Read about how the first few hours saw nearly 500 accounts being created! Also, get your questions answered about how to apply and what to apply for. Click here for the latest from the NJCRC.
Don’t forget to keep these upcoming NJCRC public meeting dates in view in case you want to participate. Click here to get the dates.
A recent interesting article in Politico discusses the ever present question about Federal Legalization and how the two major political parties have approached it. Politico highlights how the GOP has a new approach to federal legalization.
Read the article now.
Cannabinoids, Diet and Health
Read about gummies, edibles and marijuana and some of the discussions surrounding certain cannabinoids and issues pertaining to health and diet.
Read about it here in the NYT.
Pfizer has announced their acquisition of Arena Pharmaceuticals, based in San Diego, Ca. The purchase price was set at $6.7B. Arena Pharmaceuticals is researching and developing cannabinoid-based therapeutics and has developed an oral medication called Olorinab. Read about it in Hemp Today.
CWCBExpo Press Release
In case you missed the recent EIN press release about our CWCBExpo New York 2021 which featured NYS Lt. Governor, Honorable Brian A. Benjamin, you can read it here.
Meet this 2022 Exhibitor: Setronics
Security Systems are an essential and required element of any marijuana dispensary, retail marijuana store, grow and processing facility.
Setronics has the experience to provide business owners with security systems necessary to meet these requirements. When you work with Setronics you will be confident that your facility will meet all the necessary requirements to protect your premises, assets, employees, consumers and the general public.