The push to legalize marijuana in New York state this year is officially dead. New York Senator Diane Savino joined Cheddar to discuss what went wrong and where lawmakers will go from here. The Minority Cannabis Business Association and Merida Capital Partners just announced the launch of the Inclusive Industry Accelerator, a program designed to fast-track the development of minority-owned businesses in the cannabis industry. Brandon L. Wyatt, member of the Minority Cannabis Business Association Board of Directors and Mitch Baruchowitz, Managing Partner at Merida Capital Partners joined Cheddar to discuss. Accounting is an important part of any business but when it comes to legal weed, it can get complicated. Cannabis companies often risk facing high penalties, revoked licenses and legal trouble due to a lack of understanding surrounding best practices. Naomi Granger, Co-Founder and COO of DOPE CFO, joined Cheddar to discuss Dope CFO's accountant training program specifically designed for those who want to work in the cannabis industry.