The four states who could legalize adult-use cannabis in 2023

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The four states who could legalize adult-use cannabis in 2023

At least four states – Ohio, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania, in addition to Minnesota – have a good chance to legalize adult-use cannabis this year, writes MJ Biz Daily

The publication highlights that there is a fresh momentum for legalization in Minnesota, while in Oklahoma, voters will decide on legalization in a March special election with only cannabis on the ballot – believed to be the first time that cannabis is on a ballot by itself. 

In Ohio, an alliance of advocacy and industry has funded the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol with $1.5 million. Additionally, in Pennsylvania state lawmakers are renewing a serious push to legalize adult-use cannabis.


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CANNABIS BANKING

ALM announces new course on banking and cannabis

Street Insider reports that ALM Global has released the sixth course in the six-course Cannabis Insurance Coverage Specialist (CICS) designation, Banking and Cannabis: Best Buds or Up in Smoke? 

Cannabis Insurance Coverage Specialist (CICS) designation is being developed by ALM’s subject matter experts and thought leaders in conjunction with multiple insurance, legal and cannabis industry authorities. 

It covers financial aspects of legalized cannabis and cannabis-related businesses, deep dives into prospective federal legislation and covers crucial components of cannabis and small businesses in relation to financial services regarding such businesses.


DRAGON DISPENSARIES

Green Dragon adds six additional medical cannabis dispensaries in Florida

Green Dragon and Eaze Technologies Inc. subsidiary have opened six new Florida medical cannabis dispensaries in Crescent City, Fort Pierce, Jacksonville, Wilton Manors, Panama City, and Leesburg according to a press release.

The company now has 20 medical cannabis dispensaries across the state, continuing its rapid expansion in the Florida market with the goal of opening 50 locations by the end of the year. 

Green Dragon Co-Founder Alex Levine said: “As Green Dragon expands its footprint across Florida, we are thrilled to give patients better access to affordable, high-quality medical marijuana products. We are also excited to offer new flower with expanded strain variety from the first harvest at our new state-of-the-art cultivation facility in Palatka.”

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