Latest Cannabis News: August 29, 2023

Latest Cannabis News: August 29, 2023

AUGUST 29TH, 2023

Stay up to date with the latest legalization and cannabis news with the C.B. Advisors. Every week, we will release a snippet of what’s happening with each state in the cannabis industry. Did you miss last week? No worries – click here for last week’s cannabis news.




New Hampshire: The governor of New Hampshire has signed a bill into law to establish a commission charged with laying the legislative groundwork for a state-run cannabis market.

Gov. Chris Sununu (R) put his signature to the legislation despite his personal misgivings about marijuana legalization, although he has described the reform as “inevitable”.

Initially, the legislation only called for a commission to study the viability of a state-run model of legal cannabis sales in New Hampshire. However, prior to its eventual passage around two months ago, an amendment was included that mandates the commission draft a state-run legalization bill based on the findings of its study, which is due for December 1.



Ohio: The Ohio Ballot Board unanimously voted Thursday to solidify the language voters will see for the proposed recreational marijuana law in the November election.

The Coalition to Regulate Marijuana like Alcohol is backing the ballot proposal which would legalize and regulate cultivation, manufacturing, testing and the sale of marijuana to Ohioans 21 and up. It would also legalize home grow for Ohioans 21 and up with a limit of six plants per person and 12 plants per residence, and impose a 10% tax at the point of sale for each transaction. The proposed law would establish the Division of Cannabis Control within the Department of Commerce which would “regulate, investigate, and penalize adult use cannabis operators, adult use testing laboratories and individuals required to be licensed.”





Nevada: Nevada regulators have approved three more applications for marijuana consumption lounge licenses, including two concepts in the Las Vegas market.

The Cannabis Compliance Board (CCB) on Tuesday unanimously approved applications from Deep Roots Harvest and Global Harmony, which operate Las Vegas cannabis stores, as well as KV Group in the southern Nevada town Pahrump. Nevada regulators have now approved seven consumption spaces, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. In June, the CCB granted the first three conditional licenses for such venues to:

  • Cheyenne Medical in unincorporated Clark County.
  • Common Sense Botanicals Nevada in Washoe Valley, between Carson City and Reno.
  • Planet 13 in Las Vegas.



New York: The court order blocking new entries into New York’s struggling adult-use cannabis market remained in force after a Friday hearing in Ulster County Supreme Court – despite a new appeal filed by the state attorney general to lift the stay.

However, 30 applicants who filed for their permits in time might be able to open for business.

A ruling in the case could reshape the state’s cannabis industry. While the two sides did not settle, there was some good news for license holders. The court allowed 23 of them to open immediately, granting them an exception from the preliminary injunction. The state also filed an appeal to the preliminary injunction. That appeal hasn’t been scheduled with the Appellate Division yet.


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