Schumer: Marijuana invoice on Senate flooring “soon”; AL medical cannabis advances; TN senators approve marijuana invoice; WI gov pushes legalization
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/ TOP THINGS TO KNOW
A brand new Quinnipiac University ballot discovered that 69% of Americans now support legalizing marijuana, an all-time excessive. A majority of Democrats, Republicans, independents and folks from all ages and racial demographic within the survey are on board.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) mentioned his forthcoming federal marijuana legalization invoice can be thought of on the Senate flooring “soon.”
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers (D) mentioned he’s sick of seeing marijuana income go to different states. He additionally held a city corridor assembly about cannabis and urged voters to strain lawmakers within the Republican-controlled legislature to cease blocking reform.
- “Frankly I’m kind of tired of talking to the governor from Illinois. Whenever I get with him, he thanks me for having Wisconsinites cross the border to buy marijuana.”
The Alabama House Health Committee accepted a medical cannabis invoice, sending it to the House flooring. A previous model has already handed the complete Senate.
The Tennessee Senate Judiciary Committee accepted a restricted medical cannabis invoice, sending it to the ground.
The Census Bureau is extending the general public remark interval on a request so as to add marijuana and different new inquiries to an annual survey about state tax collections.
Former Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders coauthored an op-ed criticizing the American Medical Association for its opposition to legalizing marijuana.
Former House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) once more spoke about his evolution on marijuana coverage reform.
The House marijuana banking invoice acquired 4 new cosponsors for a complete of 151.
The House invoice to allow CBD as a dietary supplement acquired one new cosponsor for a complete of 23.
Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte (R) signed a invoice permitting hemp for use as animal feed. Separately, the Senate Select Committee on Marijuana Laws held one other listening to on legalization implementation laws.
The Idaho House of Representatives defeated a proposed constitutional modification that will have prevented voters from legalizing Schedule I or II medication through poll initiatives.
The California Senate handed a invoice to take away obligatory jail and jail sentences for nonviolent drug offenses.
Wisconsin’s Senate majority chief mentioned there isn’t sufficient Republican help within the physique to approve a medical cannabis invoice.
The Louisiana House Ways and Means Committee accepted a invoice to permit the taxation of medical cannabis flower, if legalized beneath separate laws.
Several Connecticut Democratic lawmakers mentioned they’ll vote in opposition to a marijuana legalization invoice until it incorporates enough fairness provisions.
The Oregon Psilocybin Research Subcommittee held its first assembly.
Oklahoma regulators are being sued by medical cannabis companies who say the state’s monitoring system is illegal.
New Mexico regulators fined New MexiCann Natural Medicine $142,000 for employee security violations associated to a hearth that injured staff.
Michigan regulators despatched a bulletin about marijuana compliance testing, analysis and improvement testing and remediation guidelines.
Missouri regulators have now accepted greater than 100 medical cannabis companies to function.
Minnesota regulators launched a brand new dashboard for knowledge concerning the medical cannabis program.
Ohio regulators will think about medical cannabis guidelines modifications on Monday.
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The Nassau County, New York legislature is contemplating a proposal to ban marijuana on county-owned properties.
Chicago, Illinois marijuana arrests proceed to be carried out on a racially disproportionate foundation following legalization, police knowledge reveals.
Denver, Colorado regulators despatched alerts about software info for marijuana companies and upcoming City Council consideration of cannabis laws..
San Francisco, California officers will host a Monday assembly on how marijuana companies can put together for potential unrest on account of the pending verdict within the Derrick Chauvin trial.
A former Philadelphia, Pennsylvania mayor coauthored an op-ed concerning the want for federal marijuana reform.
A Canadian member of Parliament filed a invoice to decriminalize drug possession and expunge prior information, days after the town of Vancouver, British Columbia requested the federal authorities for permission to enact a neighborhood decriminalization coverage.
/ SCIENCE & HEALTH
A research of most cancers sufferers discovered that utilizing medical cannabis “improved sleep initiation and continuity, resulted in decreased use of sleep medications, and that improved sleep led to better health.”
A research on utilizing psilocybin to deal with depression discovered that outcomes “did not show a significant difference in antidepressant effects between psilocybin and escitalopram in a selected group of patients” however that “secondary outcomes generally favored psilocybin over escitalopram.”
/ ADVOCACY, OPINION & ANALYSIS
Alex Berenson and Tucker Carlson mentioned what they see because the harms of marijuana throughout an interview.
Ben & Jerry’s cofounder Ben Cohen is launching a line of marijuana prerolls.
Tilray, Inc. is delaying its shareholder assembly to approve a proposed merger with Aphria Inc. for 2 weeks.
TILT Holdings Inc. reported quarterly income of $42.3 million and a web lack of $92.1 million.
Columbia Care Inc. launched a solid-fill cannabis powder capsule for medicinal use within the UK.
JOI Guitars launched a line of acoustic guitars made out of hemp wooden.
Basketball gamers John Wall and Carmelo Anthony are investing in cannabis firm LEUNE.
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