MS medical marijuana overturned; WA drug recrim invoice signed; FDA OKs MDMA use by therapists research; Cannabis in public housing invoice
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/ TOP THINGS TO KNOW
The Drug Enforcement Administration is lastly ending the decades-long monopoly on rising marijuana for analysis. At least three cultivation license candidates—and presumably extra—have been notified that they’re being authorized underneath an enlargement first introduced in 2016.
The Mississippi Supreme Court, for procedural causes, overturned the state’s medical cannabis regulation, which the justices acknowledge was authorized by a “strong, if not overwhelming, majority of voters.”
Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) filed a invoice to guard folks from being evicted from public housing for utilizing marijuana in accordance with state regulation.
Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee (D) signed a invoice recriminalizing drug possession as a misdemeanor after the Supreme Court overturned prohibition. Penalties expire in 2023, giving lawmakers incentive to craft complete health-focused coverage. Meanwhile, the governor partially vetoed one part of the brand new laws.
The Food and Drug Administration authorized analysis on MDMA use by therapists in order that they will higher administer psychedelic therapies to their sufferers.
- “Personal experience is widely considered to be an important element in preparation and training to deliver psychedelic-assisted therapies.”
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services derailed an effort to reveal medical cannabis enterprise possession info that handed the House by threatening to induce Gov. Mike Parson (R) to veto it.
The Illinois Chamber of Commerce’s president says the state will “blow past” $1 billion in authorized marijuana gross sales this 12 months. One factor that might cease that, he says, is that if neighboring states legalize cannabis and folks should purchase it nearer to house.
A federal jury discovered a former Fall River, Massachusetts mayor guilty of soliciting bribes from marijuana companies and different prices.
Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) is hiring a brand new legislative assistant to “spearhead his effort to end federal cannabis prohibition.”
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) reportedly consumed cocaine with a intercourse employee who additionally served as communications director for the American Medical Marijuana Physicians Association.
Rep. Mike Garcia (R-CA), House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and nine other lawmakers despatched a letter urging Attorney General Merrick Garland to dedicate sources to fight unlawful marijuana cultivation.
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) tweeted, “Yesterday, the MN House passed historic legislation to legalize cannabis for adult use and expunge non-violent cannabis convictions. Now, let’s legalize cannabis and expunge records nationwide.”
Rep. Angie Craig (D-MN) tweeted, “I applaud the members of the Minnesota House who took bipartisan action last night to legalize marijuana in Minnesota. Now, it’s time for the Minnesota Senate to take up and pass this legislation.” She additionally tweeted, “Congratulations to the @mnhouseDFL for passing this long overdue legislation! Legalizing cannabis use for adults will strengthen our economy and help account for historic inequities in drug enforcement. Now it’s time for the Senate to step up and get this across the finish line.”
The House invoice to deschedule marijuana received one new cosponsor for a complete of two.
The House invoice to shield immigrants from being deported for marijuana received three new cosponsors for a complete of 5.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s (D) California Comeback Plan consists of quite a lot of cannabis reforms, together with the appointment of a deputy director of fairness and inclusion, a pilot program for sustainable cultivation and measures to assist course of enterprise licenses.
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) announced a working group report that implies the state “consider the opportunities that may be created by new initiatives, including the legalization of recreational use marijuana, as potential sources of political and financial support for the efforts to restart and recover Atlantic City.”
A spokesperson for Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves (R) mentioned he’s “interested and intrigued” by the state Supreme Court ruling placing down the voter-approved medical cannabis program. Meanwhile, the lieutenant governor and a senator mentioned lawmakers will work to move a medical marijuana program in January.
Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) signed laws permitting folks with non-violent felony data to personal or work at medical cannabis companies.
Virginia’s lawyer basic touted his management on marijuana legalization throughout a debate.
Delaware lawmakers despatched Gov. John Carney (D) a invoice to let nurse practitioners and doctor assistants advocate medical cannabis.
Arizona lawmakers despatched Gov. Doug Ducey (R) a invoice to legalize drug testing strips.
Colorado’s House speaker and different lawmakers introduced a invoice to enact limits on marijuana concentrates, place restrictions on medical cannabis suggestions and require the state to review the impacts of marijuana on sure well being outcomes, amongst different adjustments. Former Govs. Bill Owens (R) and Bill Ritter (D) coauthored an op-ed endorsing the laws.
The Utah Court of Appeals rejected a request to overturn regulators’ medical cannabis enterprise licensing choices.
Ohio regulators decided that arthritis, continual migraines and sophisticated regional ache syndrome qualify as medical cannabis qualifying circumstances.
West Virginia regulators are contemplating recommending permitting medical cannabis house cultivation.
Nevada regulators issued up to date coronavirus steerage for marijuana companies.
Oklahoma regulators defended the state’s residency necessities for medical cannabis enterprise house owners in a federal court docket transient.
Arizona regulators revealed month-to-month marijuana program information.
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War, West Virginia’s mayor was reelected after being arrested for marijuana possession and driving underneath the affect, amongst different prices.
Hawthorne, California is contemplating hiring a former Los Angeles City Council member for a cannabis consulting place.
Spanish lawmakers created a subcommittee to look at medical cannabis rules.
Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare is making ready to approve cannabis-based medicines, however the authorities may additionally enhance marijuana penalties.
South Africa’s authorities is making ready to current a cannabis grasp plan by the top of the month.
/ SCIENCE & HEALTH
A assessment of using cannabis in kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder discovered “improvement in ASD symptoms, such as social communication (core symptom), noncore behaviors (self-injury, restlessness, rage attacks, agitation, aggressiveness, irritability), and comorbid conditions (anxiety, epilepsy, sleep problems/dysregulation, ADHD/hyperactivity/concentration)” and that “an additional benefit with the improvement in comorbid conditions is the reduction of medications used in some participants.”
A research steered that “CBD presents potential therapeutic properties with respect to the treatment of obesity and related disturbances.”
/ ADVOCACY, OPINION & ANALYSIS
The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party tweeted, “Last night, DFLers in the MN House made history by passing a bill to legalize adult-use cannabis. Unfortunately, Senate Republicans plan to block it from becoming law. Minnesotans should know that a vote for a Republican is a vote against legalizing cannabis.” It additionally tweeted, “It’s simple: DFLers want to legalize adult-use cannabis. Republicans don’t. If you want to legalize and responsibly regulate cannabis in Minnesota, vote DFL.”
The Washington Times editorial board appeared in charge use of marijuana and different medication for lethal police shootings.
Vireo Health International, Inc. reported quarterly GAAP income of $13.2 million and a web lack of $7 million.
Trulieve Cannabis Corp. is asking a federal choose to dismiss a lawsuit alleging that it misled buyers about moldy merchandise.
Tilray, Inc. is closing a cannabis cultivation facility in Ontario.
MedMen Opportunity Fund II LP is being sued over an alleged scheme by principal house owners to promote licenses for its Los Angeles, California areas on phrases that might hurt buyers.
Innovative Industrial Properties, Inc. closed on a property in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and entered right into a partnership for it with a subsidiary of Parallel.
TILT Holdings Inc. has a brand new CEO.
Michigan retailers offered $154 million value of authorized marijuana in April.
Seth Rogen was requested by Stephen Colbert whether or not he would ever smoke marijuana with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).
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