Bipartisan lawmakers push DEA on medical psychedelic entry; Austin places marijuana decrim on poll; KS psilocybin invoice; FBI hashish license scrutiny
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/ TOP THINGS TO KNOW
A bipartisan group of members of Congress led by Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) despatched a letter demanding that the Drug Enforcement Administration permit terminally sick sufferers to make use of psilocybin as an investigational therapy with out the worry of federal prosecution.
Louisiana Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Gary Chambers smoked a marijuana blunt in a brand new marketing campaign advert that focuses on the harms of criminalization. He says he’ll again hashish expungements and banking payments if elected to Congress.
The Austin, Texas City Council handed an ordinance referring a marijuana decriminalization proposal to the Might poll. Advocates had wished lawmakers to undertake the measure on their very own, however are assured it’ll be authorised by voters.
A Kansas representative filed a invoice to legalize possession and residential cultivation of psilocybin.
Newly surfaced testimony suggests Federal Bureau of Investigation scrutiny of Missouri’s medical marijuana licensing course of could also be ongoing, with a businessman saying he talked concerning the governor, a mayor and different officers with federal brokers.
The Department of Defense Consolidated Adjudications Facility is taking a extra aggressive stance in some adjudications of marijuana-related safety clearance denials.
The U.S. attorney for Vermont mentioned there are “potential issues involving marijuana that we’d probably take into account prosecuting” however “as a common matter, that isn’t an space that’s on the highest of our precedence checklist.”
Workers for Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL) defended his buy of inventory in Tilray, Inc. simply days earlier than the Home voted to approve a federal marijuana legalization invoice.
Rep. Dave Joyce (R-OH) tweeted, “[email protected] will get it. Glad to have my fellow #Hashish Caucus Co-Chair as a cosponsor of my bipartisan #HOPEAct. By redressing the results of the Warfare on Medication and reigniting the American Dream, this vital invoice provides Congress the possibility to #passprogress.”
Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) congratulated a Massachusetts hashish regulator on her anniversary of taking the job.
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) signed laws to decriminalize syringes and in any other case broaden entry to syringe entry applications.
Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves (R) mentioned a medical hashish invoice is getting “higher” with every revision that comes out. In the meantime, the agriculture and commerce commissioner mentioned he’s taking steps to organize for his division’s position in implementing a medical marijuana regulation if one is enacted.
New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) spoke concerning the job-creating and tax revenue-generating potential of the authorized hashish trade in her State of the State speech.
Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Nikki Fried, presently the agriculture commissioner, tweeted, “As governor, I’ll legalize marijuana.”
The Maine legislature’s Veterans and Authorized Affairs Committee will take into account payments on marijuana residence supply, edibles manufacturing and plant monitoring on Wednesday.
A black Delaware consultant who eliminated his title from a marijuana legalization invoice final yr after social fairness provisions had been stripped out says a brand new model of the laws addresses his considerations and is ”one of the best one, essentially the most full invoice that I’ve seen.”
Pennsylvania regulators readopted medical hashish rules.
Michigan’s high marijuana regulator mentioned he thinks “we’re reaching a interval of stabilization out there.”
The Iowa Division of Human Rights’s Justice Advisory Board famous racial disparities in marijuana enforcement and mentioned it’s going to monitor legalization outcomes in different states.
A Massachusetts marijuana regulator authored an op-ed arguing for a crackdown on impaired driving.
Oklahoma regulators delayed the launch of a brand new medical hashish licensing portal.
Arizona officers are accepting grant purposes for funding for marijuana analysis.
Florida’s Medical Hashish Advisory Committee will meet on Thursday.
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The DeKalb County, Georgia Fee thought of a proposal to finish pre-employment drug screening for marijuana, however it was blocked from advancing.
Birmingham, Alabama’s mayor reacted to criticism of his native reform advocacy from a former lawmaker by tweeting, “I can’t be lectured on the rights and wrongs of pardoning individuals for marijuana possession by Former State Sen. Phil Williams whose main ‘accomplishments’ embody voting to decrease unemployment advantages, defend racist monuments, and construct extra prisons.”
Thailand’s Meals and Drug Administration is reportedly planning to suggest eradicating marijuana from the checklist of managed medication on Wednesday.
The Bahamian minister of agriculture, marine sources and Household Island affairs said the Household Islands could be an excellent location to develop the hashish trade.
/ SCIENCE & HEALTH
A examine concluded that “medicinal hashish could enhance [quality of life] for superior [cholangiocarcinoma] sufferers.”
A examine’s outcomes “assist potential synergy between psychedelics and meditation.”
/ ADVOCACY, OPINION & ANALYSIS
The Pima County, Arizona Democratic Party referred to as a Louisiana Democratic Senate candidate’s commercial by which he smokes marijuana on digicam an “vital marketing campaign advert.”
MedMen’s former CEO spoke about his departure from the corporate in his first interview since leaving.
Columbia Care Inc. has a brand new CFO.
A New York decide started a listening to on whether or not a lawsuit in opposition to Acreage Holdings and different defendants over a disputed medical hashish license can proceed.
Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tweeted that he and Mel Brooks had been “each born 69 days after 4/20.”
Wiz Khalifa is partnering with Cresco Labs on a distribution deal for his Khalifa Kush hashish model in California.
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