VA election endangers marijuana roll-out; Mexican senators conform to prioritize hashish; Celebs and trade group up on federal legalization push
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/ TOP THINGS TO KNOW
The Department of Housing and Urban Development says federal legislation requires it to proceed denying entry to public housing to individuals who use marijuana—even for medical use in accordance with state legislation. The feedback are available in a letter to Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), who had requested the Biden administration to train hashish enforcement discretion.
Virginia’s election results, which gave management of the governor’s workplace and Home of Delegates to Republicans, might critically jeopardize the possibilities of authorized marijuana gross sales launching. And in the event that they do launch, the coverage is much less prone to middle fairness and justice than the plan that Democrats handed this yr however which is topic to reenactment by the subsequent legislature.
Mexico’s Senate majority leader mentioned the multi-party Political Coordination Board “agreed to prioritize hashish legal guidelines,” amongst different points, within the present legislative session.
Seth Rogen and Sarah Silverman teamed up with the Hashish Voter Venture, U.S. Hashish Council and a number of other marijuana companies to launch a marketing campaign encouraging individuals to strain their U.S. senators to enact federal legalization.
Oregon’s drug decriminalization law, handed by voters one yr in the past, has created $300 million in new funding for remedy and providers. And there have been no drug possession arrests because it took impact.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture launched quick podcasts a few nationwide hemp survey it’s conducting.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) tweeted, “It’s gone time to finish the federal prohibition on marijuana, make legal justice reforms, and guarantee fairness for communities most impacted by the Struggle on Medicine. I’m working with @SenBooker and @RonWyden to go our Hashish Administration and Alternative Act to do exactly that.”
Sen. John Hickenlooper (D-CO) tweeted, “People assist legalized marijuana, and now Congress is catching up. My first-of-its-kind modification will assist us create a nationwide customary to stop cannabis-impaired driving.”
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) tweeted a few new documentary on unlawful hashish cultivation, saying, “I reviewed this movie as a critic of ‘enforcement-first’ Marijuana coverage. It is extremely compelling and has already led to productive discussions with my colleague @RepMikeGarcia, who’s featured within the piece.”
Rep. Jay Obernolte (R-CA) tweeted, “Southern California has skilled an alarming escalation in large-scale unlawful marijuana cultivation that threatens our surroundings, our water sources, and our neighborhood security.”
Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves (R) mentioned he continues to work with lawmakers to handle considerations he has about draft medical hashish laws.
Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Nikki Fried, presently the agriculture commissioner, tweeted a video of herself together with her medical hashish card.
Texas Democratic lawyer normal candidate Lee Merritt tweeted, “It’s time to reimagine our method to public security. Think about if as a substitute of combating a conflict on medication, we thought-about it a public well being disaster. Think about if our response to individuals in psychological well being crises wasn’t state violence. We will construct a system primarily based on compassion.”
Maryland’s Home Hashish Referendum and Legalization Workgroup met.
The Massachusetts legislature’s Joint Committee on Monetary Providers held a listening to on payments to permit medical health insurance protection for medical hashish.
An Ohio senator filed a invoice to broaden medical hashish eligibility to any affected person who would “fairly be anticipated” to profit from it.
New Jersey regulators voted to start accepting leisure marijuana cultivation, manufacturing and testing enterprise license purposes on December 15, and dispensary license purposes on March 15.
Oregon regulators resumed processing new marijuana retailer, wholesalers and processor licenses.
Oklahoma’s high medical hashish regulator spoke about challenges in overseeing the trade.
Florida regulators ordered Curaleaf to recall medical hashish merchandise that failed mildew testing.
Alaska regulators adopted adjustments to guidelines on marijuana product exit packaging.
Virginia regulators filed guidelines for consumable hemp merchandise and individually to take away necessities for reporting previous marijuana convictions by sure candidates or licensees.
The California Division of Fish and Wildlife’s Hashish Restoration Grant Program awarded almost $1 million in funding for watershed remediation and enhancement initiatives.
Connecticut regulators will use software program from Consultants Consortium, Inc. and Forian for the state’s marijuana monitoring system.
Arkansas has collected greater than $50 million in medical hashish tax income since gross sales launched.
Nevada regulators will maintain a public workshop on marijuana enterprise points on Wednesday.
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Arcata, California officers despatched steering on town’s psychedelics decriminalization coverage.
The Billings, Montana Metropolis Council authorized up to date marijuana guidelines.
The Lincoln County, South Dakota Fee authorized a public listening to for the county’s first medical hashish enterprise license utility.
Oakland, California officers mentioned hashish fairness loans and grants.
Colombian President Iván Duque touted the potential of his nation’s medical hashish legislation.
Malaysia’s well being minister is shifting to permit medical hashish.
/ SCIENCE & HEALTH
A examine of mice discovered that “administration of the phytocannabinoid Δ9-THC promotes vital useful restoration from traumatic brain injury within the realms of working reminiscence and locomotor perform.”
/ ADVOCACY, OPINION & ANALYSIS
The National Black Caucus of State Legislators will host a session on marijuana legalization at its convention subsequent month.
The California Cannabis Industry Association revealed a report analyzing state-funded marijuana social fairness packages.
The Harm Reduction Consortium launched a brand new International Drug Coverage Index that paperwork, measures and compares nations’ drug insurance policies.
Springbig goes public via a merger with Tuatara Capital Acquisition Company.
Aurora Cannabis Inc. reported quarterly internet income of C$60.1 million and an adjusted EBITDA lack of C$12.1 million.
MedMen Enterprises Inc. reported quarterly income of $39.8 million and a internet lack of $55.3 million.
HEXO Corp is decommissioning three of its hashish manufacturing services following its acquisition of Redecan, Zenabis International Inc. and 48North Hashish Corp.
iAnthus is being sued by a former compliance director who alleges he confronted racial discrimination, was demoted after which compelled to resign.
Cronos Group Inc. delayed submitting its quarterly monetary outcomes.
COMPASS Pathways plc introduced optimistic ends in its section IIb medical trial of psilocybin remedy for treatment-resistant despair.
Mike Tyson’s Tyson 2.0 introduced its board of administrators.
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