social equity

Oregon Board Rejects Plan to Boost Psilocybin Access, But Fight Goes On

After a closed-doors discussion on May 25, the Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board voted to reject an "entheogenic practitioners framework." Some…

June 3, 2022

Will New York’s Adult-Use Cannabis Licensing Repair Drug-War Harms?

New York State legalized adult-use cannabis through the legislature in early 2021, and is slowly moving forward with implementation. Currently,…

May 27, 2022

Colorado’s Two Psychedelic Ballot Efforts Present Competing Visions

Colorado activists representing two different and competing campaigns are now going all-out in the hopes of reforming the state’s psychedelic…

May 25, 2022

Massachusetts Moves Toward a Fairer Marijuana Legalization Model

On May 18, the Massachusetts House finally answered the calls of cannabis advocates, passing a number of sweeping marijuana reforms…

May 24, 2022

New Jersey Lawmakers, Regulators Clash Over Delayed Cannabis Sales

The New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC) voted on March 24 to approve "conditional" licenses for 68 different businesses—but chose…

April 1, 2022

Social Equity Applicant to Grow Weed in Connecticut? That’ll Be $3 Million.

As Connecticut prepares to launch its legal adult-use cannabis market later this year, the state is now open to applications…

February 15, 2022

Washington State’s $125 Million Drug War Restitution Plan Is Only a Start

Washington Governor Jay Inslee (D) wants to invest $125 million each year, funded by cannabis tax revenue, into communities most…

February 11, 2022

What Exactly Should Social Equity in a Legal Marijuana Market Entail?

What will it take to effectively put equity first in a legal marijuana market? That’s a question a former Massachusetts…

December 13, 2021

Federal Marijuana Legalization Bill Clears House Committee

On September 30 a key House committee approved a bill to federally legalize marijuana and promote social equity. The Marijuana…

October 1, 2021

Massachusetts Cannabis Workers Unionize, Part of a National Movement

Cannabis cultivation workers at Cresco Labs in Massachusetts have successfully negotiated their first union contract. The agreement is the latest…

July 1, 2021