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The ESG Threat by Shareholders and Proxy Challenges

By Marc Ross
Sep 7, 2022

Socially responsible investors and activist board members have been throwing their ESG weight around during the last few proxy seasons at annual shareholder meetings. They demand action on climate change, diverse boards and senior leadership, restrict campaign donations, divestment in specific industries, and request measurement, benchmarking, and reporting of comprehensive ESG impacts.

Cannabis in New Mexico: Understanding Water Sources & Regulations

By James Nechleba
Sep 1, 2022

In a rush to market, many cannabis operators in New Mexico did not sufficiently understand local water laws and regulations and, as a result, did not have adequate water supply to meet their needs. Read this article for a better understanding of the state's water sources and regulations.

New York Cannabis Regulators Make the Environment a Top Priority for All Licenses

By Michelle Bodian, Bridgette Nikisher
Aug 24, 2022

We anticipate New York's adult-use cannabis rules will be one of the country's strictest in terms of environmental and energy standards and best practices for water and energy conservation. Regardless of what license type you're interested in pursuing or have already obtained, you'll need to add "environmental considerations" to your mental to-do list.

Is CBD Safe? Health Canada Report Weighs In

By Ariane Beckman, David Kramer
Aug 23, 2022

Health Canada recently released a report titled, “Review of cannabidiol: Report of the Science Advisory Committee on Health Products Containing Cannabis.” Learn about the findings in this VS Insights article.

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