Good news in New York: The first meeting of the New York Cannabis Advisory Board and the first legal marijuana harvest
On June 30, a New York Cannabis Advisory Councilwhich will decide how the state spends tax revenue from the marijuana industry, Hold its inaugural meeting. directed by Chris AlexanderCEO of cannabis management officeto members of the Advisory Board that under Marijuana Regulation and Taxes Actthey are primarily responsible for distributing funds to New York State Community Grant Reinvestment Fund.
“We are working to create the most equitable and inclusive industries in the country,” Alexander said. “We are moving forward with full force.”
The NY Cannabis Insider . Conference The schedule is now available. In September, a “Half Day Syracuse Conference” Cannabis Business Conference It will be held on the Railroad, Syracuse, New York.
New York highlighted The first legal recreational cannabis growers, who received their cultivation licenses last April.
“New York’s move is a potential lifeline for farmers growing CBD during low prices” AP mentioned. “They have the opportunity to make a lot of money growing what is essentially the same plant, but with higher levels of THC, the compound that makes people feel good.”
Vermont poll: Majority of voters support decriminalizing drug possession and increasing access to health services
New polling dataPosted by Progress Data and Drug Policy Alliance (DPA)showed that more than four out of five (84%) Vermont voters support eliminating criminal penalties for possession of small amounts of drugs. In addition, the survey found that 81% of Voters support reframing the state’s approach to drug use as a health issue with a focus on reducing addiction harms and providing health and recovery services.
“With one of the highest increases in overdoses in the country last year in Vermont, it is clear that the current approach to criminalizing people who use drugs is not working to keep people safe. In fact, it has only made matters worse.” Gray Gardner, senior staff attorney at the Drug Policy Alliance.
California: New Bill to Avoid Medical Cannabis Ban Goes to Assembly Appropriations Committee
Senate Bill 1186headed by Scott Weiner (D-San Francisco)Which Requires cities to allow patients access to purchase legal medical cannabis by deliveryAnd the The Judicial Committee of the Assembly passed. Now to the Assembly Appropriations Committee.
“Cannabis is an important and lifesaving drug for many people, including those suffering from cancer, HIV/AIDS, chronic pain, arthritis, neurodegenerative disorders, and many other diseases. Everyone deserves to get the drug,” it reads. Bill.
“Older adults, people with HIV, chronic diseases, and the disabled need access to medical cannabis,” Senator Weiner said, “SB 1186 will ensure we don’t abandon people and will allow access to cannabis throughout the state.”
SB 1186 Sponsored by California Cannabis Industry Association and community organizations, including San Francisco AIDS Foundation And the California NORML.
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