Cannabis Regulatory Update: South Dakota, Colorado, Tennessee, Connecticut, D.C.

The First State-Licensed Medical Marijuana Dispensary is Now Open in Hartford,

Unity Rd., ’s first state-licensed medical marijuana dispensary, opened for business on Wednesday. The dispensary is co-owned by B.J. Olson and Adam Jorgenson. Unity Rd. is the product of joint investments with Dakota Natural Solutions Grow, a medicinal cannabis cultivator.

legalized medical cannabis in 2020. Although Native Nations Cannabis has sold medical marijuana in Flandreau since July 2021, patients with cards issued by the state haven't had access to state-licensed products. Most products will be available in the fall, reported sdpb.org

Lawful Residence Is Not a Requirement To Own Cannabis Businesses In Denver

Denver no longer requires marijuana business applicants to prove they're lawful residents of the United States, reported Westword. The Denver Department of Excise and Licenses announced on July 5 that lawful residency was no longer required to own a cannabis business, after Senate Bill 21-199 removed proof of lawful residence as a requirement to receive public benefits.

“Our immigrant community plays a critical role in our economy,” Excise and Licenses Executive Director Molly Duplechian said in a statement announcing the move. “We’re pleased to …

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