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Oct/Nov 2021 Newsletter

In New York State, the Cannabis Control Board has made great progress

On October 21, the Cannabis Control Board advanced regulations for public comment that will allow for the home cultivation of medical cannabis. The regulations follow the requirements of the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act, allowing for up to three mature plants and three immature plants per person and a cap of six mature and six immature plants within any private residence. The regulations will now be subject to a 60-day public comment period.

Read the full article here from the official New York State website.

Listen to Tremaine Wright, Chair of the NYS Cannabis Control Board, in person at CWCBExpo New York, November 3, 2021,  as she holds her first public Keynote presentation: “New York State and the Marijuana Regulation & Taxation Act: Where We Are and Where We Are Going.”

Treamine Wright

Get a Sneak Peak of What’s Coming Up This Week at CWCBExpo New York 2021:

Listen to Geoff Whaling as he speaks briefly with Steve Gelsi of MarketWatch and discusses the upcoming CWCBExpo. This year, the CWCBExpo conference program will be co-hosted by both Geoff Whaling – Chair, National Hemp Association, Former Co-Founder and President Collective Growth Corporation & Canopy Growth HIP, and by Matthew Anderson, Founder & CEO, Vanguard Scientific.  Watch here.

Geoff Whaling

Want to learn more about the National Hemp Association and the latest video message it sponsored and sent to President Biden about hemp as a sustainable crop?  Watch here.

Preview of one of our Keynote speakers, Christopher “CJ” Wallace, Co-Founder of Think BIG and Frank White, also interviewed by Steve Gelsi, of MarketWatch. Watch here.

Christopher "CJ" Wallace

Other News:

Pennsylvania may legalize Adult Rec

This November could be the month for our neighboring state of Pennsylvania, when Philadelphians vote on a local ballot referendum to advance recreational marijuana legislation by the state.

Read the full Technical420 article here.


NYS allows Medical Flower after first meeting of the Cannabis Control Board Regulators

Read about it in High Times here.

High Times

NYS Dispensaries Sell First Whole Flowers

On October 26, several of New York’s medical cannabis dispensaries began selling smokable “whole flower,” the bud of the cannabis plant, for the first time since the Compassionate Care Act passed in 2014 to legalize marijuana for certain medical uses.

Read about this groundbreaking development in the Times Union here.

Times Union

Can Fake Pot Plants Change Minds About Marijuana?

Pot Plant, an on-line store that opened last fall, sells artificial weed plants that are meant to be displayed in homes and businesses. But they aren’t just for show, the company’s founders say. They hope these plantlike objects will also help challenge negative attitudes toward marijuana.

Read the New York Times article here.

The New York Times

Decriminalize Drugs or Legalize?

Medical marijuana is now legal in more than half of the country. The cities of Denver, Seattle, Washington and Oakland, California, have also decriminalized psilocybin (the psychedelic element in “magic mushrooms”). Oregon went one step further, decriminalizing all drugs in small quantities, including heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine.

Attitudes toward drugs have changed considerably over the years. But the question of whether all drugs should be legalized continues to be contentious. How much have attitudes toward illegal drugs changed? And why?

Read the full New York Times article here.


Cannabis Week

The CWCBExpo Cannabis Week Guide is your place for discounts and special events throughout the city that are taking place during the week of CWCBExpo.

Cannabis Week Event and Offer Examples

Reminder: There is Still Time to Submit Your Cannabis Week Specials Today!

Are you a local company who is interested in having CWCBExpo attendees visit your business?

Now is your opportunity to have your special event or offer listed in the Cannabis Week Guide.

All selected Cannabis Week Events and Offers will be listed in the digital CWCBExpo Cannabis Week Guide, which will be continually distributed and updated as we market the main CWCBExpo event.

Please note that there is no charge for partnering with CWCBExpo Cannabis Week and listing your offerings for attendees in the Cannabis Week Guide. Simply submit your idea for a discount, service, or event for Cannabis Week and we will be in touch!

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