In the days of the Armada, a fleet of warships, the scuttlebutt was the rumor or gossip that would spread throughout the ship. Today, Armada Law Corp presents The Scuttlebutt, a daily summery of news articles that people within the cannabis, hemp and plant medicine industries are chatting about along with links to the full articles.
In today’s news:
#cannabisindustry – “More than a dozen applicants denied cannabis licenses have been given another shot to get into Connecticut’s new adult-use market.
The Social Equity Council, which oversees the vetting of equity applicants for cannabis licenses, has remanded applications for 11 would-be cultivators and reconsidered applications from six applicants to the social equity lottery for varying license types from food and beverage to retail.
The applicants, who previously failed to meet ownership and control criteria, were able to submit updated documents showing they met the council’s new definition of ownership. The 11 cultivator applicants were able to re-apply due to a partial settlement in response to a consolidated lawsuit challenging their denials as social equity applicants.”
#californiacannabis – “Assisting that process is the Brea-based consultant HdL Companies, which has been the subject of critical stories from multiple news outlets.
Santee’s contract limits HdL to helping create the application and studying potential fees applicants might pay, according to Kathy Valverde, Assistant to the City Manager.”
#canbabisindustry – “The New York Office of Cannabis Management issued adult-use cannabis retail licenses on Monday to 36 applicants including 28 “justice-involved” individuals and eight nonprofit organizations.
The candidates were chosen from a pool of 903 applicants, each vying for one of the state’s 175 anticipated retail cannabis licenses. Officials plan to issue 150 of the licenses to businesses with the remaining 25 being reserved for nonprofits. The first licensing wave was reserved for businesses owned by people who were disproportionately affected by the drug war.”