Biden pardons turkeys but not cannabis prisoners (Newsletter: November 22, 2021)
SD lawmakers push forward legalization bill; The New York subway bans advertisements for marijuana and psilocybin; Cannabis Amendment at the DC Farmers Market
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/ THINGS TO KNOW
Representative Nancy Mace (R-SC), who tabled a federal law to legalize marijuana in Congress this week, said she had personally used cannabis to treat depression after being raped.
- “When I was 16, I was raped. I was given prescription drugs that made my feelings of depression worse, and I stopped taking those prescription drugs and I quit. turned to cannabis for a brief period of my life. “
The Executive Council of the South Dakota Legislature– led by the Speaker of the House and pro tempore Speaker of the Senate – unanimously approved a recommendation that a bill to legalize marijuana be passed in the 2022 session.
New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority bans advertising of marijuana and psychedelic mushrooms on subways, buses and trains.
Washington, DC activists are proposing an amendment to a marijuana legalization bill considered by district council on Friday that, if passed, would allow small entrepreneurs to sell cannabis in farmers’ markets.
There are divisions over the legalization of recreational marijuana within traditional Democratic and Republican partisan coalitions, shows a new analysis from the Pew Research Center. Yet there is a broad consensus across the ideological spectrum that medical cannabis should be legal.
The New England High Intensity Drug Trafficking Zone sent an alert on reports of marijuana apparent to fentanyl.
A candidate for the post of federal judge confirmed since defended earlier comments on marijuana reform in response to questions from Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA).
The Drug Enforcement Administration published a notice of proposed regulation on telepharmacy.
The Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control held a audience on drug trafficking and corruption.
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) tweeted about a meeting with the US Cannabis Council, saying, “As we work to legalize marijuana federally, clear records and right decades of injustice caused by our drug policies, we also need to ensure that legal cannabis businesses have the legal protection they need to thrive.
Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) tweeted: “Our drug laws are outdated and ineffective at reducing harm. We need to embrace a comprehensive cannabis reform, so that we can start uplifting people, without punishing them unnecessarily. “
Representative Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) tweeted: “The ‘war on drugs’ has devastated communities across the country and will continue to do so until we stop treating drug use as a criminal problem and treat it as a problem instead. health. I introduced legislation with @RepCori to do just that.
Representative Don Young (R-AK) tweeted: “Too many people with otherwise blank records have been jailed for non-violent cannabis use. This bill includes crucial provisions to strike out federal marijuana convictions for non-violent offenders. “
House bill deprogram marijuana and fund programs to undo the harms of the war on drugs secured two new cosponsors for a total of 100.
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Caroline from the south Democratic gubernatorial candidate Joe Cunningham, a former congressman, tweeted: “When I was in Congress, I voted to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level. Now I’m fighting to legalize it right here in South Carolina. Retweet if you’re with me!
Pennsylvania Democratic gubernatorial candidate Josh Shapiro, currently attorney general, tweeted, “It’s time to legalize recreational marijuana. Let’s be clear: legalization must consist of regulation, taxation and delisting. With legalization must come justice.
Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Nikki Fried, currently Agriculture Commissioner, tweeted: “More jobs + a stronger economy? Making Florida a hemp powerhouse is a win-win situation for our state. “
from Ohio The Speaker of the House said he did not think the legislation to legalize marijuana had enough support to pass.
Michigan regulators issued a bulletin on a recall of marijuana products.
Kentucky regulators are now accepting 2022 hemp license applications.
Maine regulators have sent out a bulletin on changes to the excise taxes on marijuana.
Utah regulators have granted a 15th medical cannabis dispensary license.
Iowa regulators have provided updated data on the medical cannabidiol program.
Oregon regulators will be holding a series of psilocybin listening sessions next month.
New Mexico regulators will hold a public hearing on proposed trade rules for marijuana on December 9.
that of New York gifted elected mayor Stephane Colbert rolling papers and joked about giving him marijuana.
The San diego, california The city council has approved a measure to reduce taxes on cannabis production facilities.
The Albuquerque, New Mexico City council is considering several proposals to change marijuana ordinances.
Sioux Falls, South Dakota officials organized a medical cannabis dispensary license lottery.
that of Colombia The House of Representatives voted to drop a bill to legalize marijuana.
The Argentina The Chamber of Deputies Committee on Agriculture and Livestock has approved a bill on medical cannabis and hemp. The Budget and finance committee also advanced legislation.
a Israeli The lawmaker said she would stop voting with the governing coalition to protest the Minister of Health’s blocking of his cannabis legislation.
australia The Therapeutic Goods Administration simplifies the rules for unapproved medicinal cannabis products. Separately, a South australia The lawmaker introduced a local bill to legalize marijuana. And one New South Wales the legislator has presented a proposal to protect patients using cannabis for medical purposes from charges of driving while under the influence of drugs.
Malaysia The Department of Health is open to clinical trials on medical cannabis.
/ SCIENCE & HEALTH
One study found that “medical cannabis use was associated with clinical improvements in pain, function and quality of life with reduction in prescription drug use; 73% stopped or decreased their use of opioids and 31% stopped benzodiazepines.
The Centers for Disaster Control and Prevention reported that more than 100,000 Americans died of drug overdoses during the one-year period ending in April.
/ ADVOCACY, OPINION & ANALYSIS
The Indiana Democratic Party tweeted, “The opioid and prescription drug epidemic is not over in Hoosier State. But by legalizing marijuana, Hoosiers can fight addiction and create a better future for Hoosiers in Indiana.
The Maryland County Association runs a course on cannabis policy.
Prohibitionist organization National families in action ceases its activities after 45 years.
Jushi Holdings Inc. reported quarterly revenue of $ 54 million. It is also acquiring NuLeaf, Inc.
4Front Ventures Corp. reported quarterly system-wide pro forma revenue of $ 33.1 million and a net loss of $ 4.6 million.
Schwazze acquires MCG, LLC.
Rubicon Organics Inc. reported quarterly net income of $ 7.1 million and a net loss of $ 3.8 million.
Poseidon Investment Management launches new cannabis ETF.
Eaze launched its marijuana delivery service in Detroit, Michigan.
Weed Cards released a data and information report on the cannabis industry.
Arkansas dispensaries have sold nearly 67,000 pounds of medical cannabis since sales began.
Cheech Marin launches late night food delivery service for cannabis users.
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