Cannabis News of Note for the Week:

The Hill: Senate Democrats look for way forward on marijuana banking bill

Marijuana Moment: Booker Laments ‘Cannabis Crisis’ Of Prohibition, Laying Out Marijuana Banking Challenges In New Congress

Politico Pro Cannabis: Daines: No Date Yet on SAFE Reintroduction (paywalled newsletter, full text below)

MJ Biz Daily: House Republican reintroduces bill to reschedule marijuana

Marijuana Moment: White House Defers To Congress On Marijuana Banking Reform

Exclusive: Cannabis Wire Goes One-on-One with FDA’s Leading Advisor on Cannabis

Green Market Report: California Takes Baby Step Toward Interstate Cannabis Commerce

Kiplinger: Marijuana Legalization Efforts Gain Traction: This Week in Cannabis Investing

MJ Biz Daily: Tech firm Akerna sells software business, exits marijuana industry to join crypto venture

Leafly: This federal agency creates cannabis worker safety plans for free

Cannabis Wire: U.S. Sentencing Commission Proposes New Approach to Cannabis Offenses

MJ Biz Daily: Cannabis companies seeking real estate face limited choices and premium prices


Cannabis Reports of Note for the Week:

Vangst 2022 Salary Guide (report attached)

Cannabiz Media: Dispensary and Retailer 2022 Year-End Leaderboard

CPEAR: A Science- and Equity Centered Framework to Reimagine Workplace Cannabis Testing


Politico Pro Cannabis: DAINES: NO DATE YET ON SAFE REINTRODUCTION — Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) said Tuesday that he plans to reintroduce the SAFE Banking Act, but doesn’t yet have a date for when that will occur.

“I’m encouraged to hear that there seems to be an appetite for moving it through regular order in this Congress,” Daines said. “So we’d like to see it introduced and have a hearing and a markup.”

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), the chair of the Senate Banking Committee, told Natalie last week he wants to bring SAFE Banking quickly to the floor for a vote.

When Natalie pointed out that the Senate Banking Committee has not marked up a piece of legislation since December 2017, Daines laughed. “Sounds like it’s time,” he said.

Daines added that he hasn’t yet talked to Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), the incoming Banking Committee Ranking Member, about the legislation. Daines was a member on the committee last Congress, and is likely to be again this Congress.