social equity

Congressional Resolution Demands Cannabis Equity, Push for UN Reform

The Democratic co-chairs of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus have reintroduced a resolution “urging action to increase equity within cannabis policy…

January 12, 2024

SMOKEOUT Act Aims New Crackdown at Unlicensed NY Cannabis Stores

A New York State bill would give cities and towns new enforcement powers to target and shut down unlicensed cannabis…

January 4, 2024

He Fought Rockefeller Laws That Cost Him 10 Years. Now He Sells Cannabis.

I know the horrors of the failed War on Drugs," Terrence Stevens said heavily. Convicted in 1992 under New York's…

November 15, 2023

“Our Reparations”—Black PA Lawmakers Demand Equity in Legalization

A group of Pennsylvania lawmakers spoke on September 22 about the path ahead for marijuana legalization in the state, emphasizing…

September 25, 2023

Lawsuit Casts Doubt on New York’s Cannabis Social Equity Program

A lawsuit against New York State has thrown the future of its cannabis social equity program into doubt. The plaintiffs,…

August 15, 2023

New York’s Unlicensed Cannabis Stores Still Focus of Controversy

Elected officials in New York are once again threatening unlicensed cannabis dispensaries, vowing to shut them down. This comes as…

July 24, 2023

Will Pennsylvania Legalize Cannabis in 2023? And If So, How?

Will 2023 be the year Pennsylvania legalizes cannabis? Lawmakers have a new bill, but will need to win enough support…

July 11, 2023

As Cannabis Legalization Takes Effect in Maryland, Who Will Benefit?

On July 1, adult-use cannabis legalization officially takes effect in Maryland. Adults over 21 can legally purchase and possess cannabis,…

June 29, 2023

Huge Gathering Seeks to Shape the “Psychedelic 20s”

One of many powerful impressions from the Psychedelic Science conference was of a constant need to make difficult choices. Should…

June 27, 2023

Is There Still Room for Small, Underrepresented Psilocybin Growers?

Ari* tiptoes out of the room and pulls the door closed behind her; the kids are finally asleep. All is…

June 1, 2023