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Washington, D.C., Muriel Bowser (D) Signing a bill allowing tourists to self-certify the purchase of medical cannabis while visiting the country’s capital – without the need for a doctor’s recommendation.

Lawmakers in the Australian Capital Territory– which includes the national capital Canberra – A bill to decriminalize medicines locally has been approved.

The Congressional Research Service The publication of a new report outlining lawmakers’ options for changing the federal status of marijuana as the Biden administration conducts its own scheduling review.

The Missouri Highway Patrol He objects to a new ad from the campaign supporting a marijuana legalization initiative in the November ballot, saying they did not give permission to photograph police officers at once.

a New American Bankers Association Poll It found that two out of three Americans want Congress to pass marijuana banking legislation.

Louisiana Employment and Medical Marijuana Task Force They met to discuss cannabis issues in the workplace.

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Representative Nancy Mays (SC-Republic) She said during a debate that she supports President Joe Biden’s move for clemency with cannabis even though she doesn’t think it goes far enough. Democratic challenger Annie Andrews He criticized the incumbent for voting against the cannabis legalization bill on the House floor.

Representative Pat Ryan (D-New York) With Republican contender Colin Schmidt, currently a state assemblyman, they disagreed over the legalization of marijuana during a debate. Congressman chirp“I support the legalization of marijuana at the federal level. Colinschmitt does not.”

Representative Cory Bush (D-MO) He spoke in favor of President Joe Biden’s clemency for cannabis.

/ States

Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt (right) said during a discussion that he opposes the marijuana legalization initiative in the March ballot but has used cannabis personally. Democratic challenger Joy Hofmeister, who is currently superintendent of public education, said she was hesitant about holding the ballot and had not used marijuana. separately , State Board of Elections A special election called by State to vote on the legislation would cost $1.3 million, State said.

New York The comptroller said during a debate that he does not plan to buy marijuana when legal sales are launched.

The Minnesota The Senate Democratic-Farmer-Labor Bloc tweeted, “Senate DFLers have listened to Minnesota residents and tried to bring legislation to legalize cannabis to vote in the 2022 legislative session—Republicans blocked it out of touch.”

a New Hampshire The representative said he plans to introduce a marijuana legalization bill next year.

Maryland The Marijuana Legalization Campaign held a rally in support of the initiative at the November ballot.

Pennsylvania Independent Regulatory Review Board agreed Medical cannabis rules.

Illinois Regulators issued the first operating permits for businesses analyzing social ownership of marijuana.

Florida Regulators are demanding an increase of $6.2 million in funding for the Office of Medical Marijuana Use.

The Oregon The task force on cannabis-derived intoxicants and illicit cannabis production meets on Friday.

Tennessee The Medical Cannabis Committee will meet on Monday.

Nevada Regulators will consider marijuana business cases on Tuesday.

Utah Organizers are hosting a public meeting on medical cannabis market analysis on Tuesday.

/ Science and Health

A review of medical cannabis in the treatment of co-morbid symptoms in affected children autism spectrum disorder It concluded that “hemp oil, rich in CBD (CBD: THC 20:1), appears to have a good safety profile.”

A study in mice concluded that “THC may contain Anti-inflammatory and antioxidants Potential in metabolic disorders. “

Advocacy, opinion and analysis

The New Jersey Democratic Party He tweeted, “Maybe you’ve read the news about how POTUS pardoned Americans for a minor marijuana charge, but did you know that @GovMurphy decriminalized marijuana and decriminalized all low-level marijuana offenses in New Jersey last year?”

The Indiana Democratic Party He tweeted: “Oklahoma could have legalized cannabis before Indiana. Let that sink in. About 80% of Hoosiers support cannabis legalization in some form and @indgop won’t do anything about it. Voting for INDems is a vote for legal marijuana: #LegalizeIt”

The Editorial Board Philadelphia Inquirer He praised President Joe Biden’s clever move on cannabis, but said there was still plenty of reform work to be done at the federal and state levels.

many of North Dakota for law enforcement, farmers, commerce and religious groups They oppose the marijuana legalization initiative in the November ballot.

Marijuana activist in New Jersey Ed Fortune He officially changed his name to NJWeedman.com.


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