/ Top things to know
With Colorado Gov. Jared Polis (D) Announcing, the results of the voter-approved psychedelic drug ballot measure have been officially certified, and it is now officially legal to possess and grow personal use amounts of psilocybin, ibogaine, mescaline, and DMT under state law.
Wisconsin Republican Assembly Speaker Warns Gov. Tony Evers (D) Pursuing a pledge to put recreational marijuana legalization in his budget could jeopardize the chance of bipartisan passage of medical cannabis legislation.
- “If he really wants consensus, he needs to get off his liberal bandwagon and start saying where we can get consensus, and that’s not by promoting the most extreme position.”
South Dakota activists The text of the 2024 marijuana legalization ballot initiative has been submitted with the state Legislative Research Council for review ahead of a possible signature collection effort. Unlike the last version that voters rejected this year, the new measure contains a provision allowing existing medical cannabis dispensaries to sell recreational marijuana to adults.
With just a few days left in the current Congress, Representative Matt Gaetz (R-Florida) He reintroduced a bill to expand marijuana research that he had introduced in the past three sessions.
Former White House Senior Adviser and Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove Rejoice that banking marijuana provisions have been left out of the blanket appropriations bill.
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) He tweeted a video of a committee hearing in which she called on President Joe Biden to issue a marijuana expungement in addition to a pardon, saying that “a expungement erases your record, but a pardon can still prevent you from accessing jobs, housing, and other important resources.”
Rep. Ayanna Pressley (DA) In a tweet, “Black and Black people have been hardest hit by the War on Drugs and we must ensure they receive the financial rewards from our expanding cannabis industry.”
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green (R-GA) He wrote on Twitter, “President Trump was right. We must bomb the cartel because they are an international criminal organization that is killing our people with lashings of deadly fentanyl from China with the drugs they sell illegally across our borders to citizens of the United States. Not Mexico or great people, the cartels.”
Michigan Gretchen Whitmer (D-) The government vetoed bills that would have prevented regulators from denying a person a license to operate marijuana based on a spouse’s employment, give licensees more freedom to buy or transport cannabis and make changes to the definition of medical marijuana.
Kentucky Andy Beshear (D) has spoken out about his executive order on medical cannabis and the need for lawmakers to enact more comprehensive reform.
Illinois Governor JB Pritzker (D) tweeted about opening the application period for the next round of social equity licenses for cannabis dispensaries.
California The Insurance Commissioner noted that a state law took effect on January 1 that creates a safe harbor for insurance services provided to cannabis businesses.
a North Carolina The Task Force’s report on Racial Equality in Criminal Justice includes status updates on efforts to implement recommendations to decriminalize marijuana, deprioritize cannabis enforcement and examine broader policy changes.
Massachusetts Marijuana regulators have temporarily expanded policies regarding telehealth, side sales and virtual community outreach meetings.
New Mexico Regulators introduced rules on workers’ compensation compensation for medical cannabis.
Vermont The organizers held a question and answer session on cannabis issues.
Montana Regulators will hold a hearing on proposed changes to marijuana sampling rules on Thursday.
Alabama The deadline for submitting medical cannabis license applications is Friday.
Kansas City, Missouri The mayor tweeted, “Kansas City Cannabis Festival. Ideas? I appreciated meeting with people from our cannabis industry in and around Kansas City to make sure our community is a national leader in building a safe, diverse, and vibrant marijuana market. More to come.”
Mexico The Senate president said he and the main committees will pay “particular attention” to the legalization of cannabis and other issues in the new session.
pernambuco, Brazil The governor signed the medical cannabis cultivation bill.
/ Science and health
A study concluded, “Topical CBD may be a valuable tool for treating pain associated with digital ulcers in infected patients [systemic sclerosis]. “
A study noted that “cannabis appears to be generally safe and well tolerated” in people who live with it Immunity deficiency Virus.
Advocacy, opinion and analysis
New York Daily News Editorial Board Officials said they have a lot of work to do to ensure the success of the state’s legal marijuana market.
Flora Growth Company. Completed its acquisition of Franchise Global Health Inc.
/ the culture
share Tour bus Willie Nelson said it smelled “just like marijuana” and that there were “drugs everywhere.”
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