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Edmund DeVeaux, who has led the state’s most prominent cannabis business trade group since marijuana was legalized in New Jersey, has announced he is stepping down as president today.
DeVeaux was named president of the New Jersey CannaBusiness Association in December 2020, just weeks after it played a major role in a successful campaign to help legalize cannabis for adult recreational use. He says he is returning to his roots in local government and will announce his new position soon after he is installed.
Three northeast cannabis industry groups released a report on Wednesday to shine a light on contaminants in unregulated products sold in New York.
These groups had products tested from 20 unlicensed sellers, like Empire Cannabis Club and WeedWorld, two entities that received cease and desist letters from regulators over the summer, and lesser-known unlicensed sellers, too. The results showed that about 40% of the products contained contaminants like E.Coli, lead, and salmonella, the groups said.
The Marijuana Policy Project has long been a leader in funding cannabis reform at the state and federal levels, but the current election season demonstrates that MPP’s role is shifting in a significant way – toward a more collaborative position with industry trade associations and large MJ companies.