This week, the California Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) suspended hundreds of cannabis business licenses for businesses lagging in compliance with the state’s track-and-trace training requirements. Elsewhere, in Massachusetts, the Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) implemented a quarantine on “all vaporizer products” less than a week after a judge ruled to exclude medical cannabis vape products from Gov. Charlie Baker’s four-month ban on all vaping product sales.
Here, we’ve rounded up the 10 headlines you need to know before this week is over.
Federal: In honor of Veterans Day Nov. 11, presidential candidates Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg released plans to increase veterans’ access to medical cannabis. “As a nation, we have a moral obligation to provide the best quality care to those who put their lives on the line to defend us,” Sanders wrote in his announcement. Read more Connecticut: Connecticut Pharmaceutical Solutions (CTPharma), a medical cannabis producer in Connecticut, announced “groundbreaking” Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved clinical studies this week to study stress and pain relief in human patients. The study will be the first of its type on human subjects, according to CTPharma: a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical study using medical marijuana with an FDA-approved protocol. Read more