NY Cannabis Insider’s Week on Legal Weed September 10, 2022

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Welcome to the fall season, when the anticipation of freezing temperatures and an upcoming deadline for some CAURD dispensaries to open by the end of the year will weigh heavily.

In the first week after Labor Day, we highlighted New York City’s cannabis “people to know” and a CAURD candidate, while examining the challenges facing higher education institutions. of New York that offer cannabis-focused classes.

Let’s see what we published:

As part of our People to know in NY cannabis series, we featured Tosin Ajayiwho founded the CBD and lifestyle brand Holistic Remedies in 2018, and is a cannabis entrepreneur and nonprofit leader.

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Ajayi, who also founded the NYU CannaPolicy advocacy group, said she believes being respectful of the cannabis plant and the community is the most important thing for anyone trying to enter the cannabis industry. marijuana in New York.

Thursday I wrote about how the continued federal ban on marijuana limits how college instructors can teach cannabis-focused courses.

To be clear, New York higher education instructors and administrators are generally not worried about DEA agents raiding their classrooms, tying their hands, and throwing them into windowless black vans. But schools that offer cannabis programs risk losing not only federal grants, but also the ability to participate in federal student aid programs, which means students can’t use federal student loans to attend. this establishment.

“If schools violate [federal law], we are then in a situation where we could lose a subsidy; we could lose a federal contract,” said Esta Bigler, who directs the labor and employment law program at Cornell University. School of Industrial and Labor Relationsand is part of Cannabis Workforce Initiative. “Many, many universities and colleges receive federal grants; frankly, it is the number of schools that live.

Last week we also posted a lawyer Jeffrey Hoffman’s Latest Ask Me Anything segment. During his weekly LinkedIn Q&A, Hoffman answered questions about licensing scoring, prepackaged flowers, and more.

Finally, as part of our “Show us your CAURDs” series, we featured TJ Lewisthe owner of TJ’s Hydroponics in Liverpool, who has applied for a CAURD license and hopes to open a conditional marijuana dispensary in central New York.

“My plan is to use my cannabis knowledge and business background to open many locations in the CNY area,” Lewis told NY Cannabis Insider.

It’s all for this week ! Be sure to get tickets for our next Syracuse conference on September 23 and hear experts dive into hot topics like culture, labs, banking, safety, hiring and more.

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