Full details of Schumer’s federal cannabis law published (newsletter: July 14, 2021)
New drug czar touted the benefits of medical marijuana; NJ Resolves 88,000 Cannabis Cases; CA Psychedelics Law Voting; SC GOP Senator defends Dem over marijuana
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/ MOST IMPORTANT THINGS
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senate Finance Committee Chairman, Ron Wyden (D-OR), and Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) released the full text of their long-awaited bill to legalize marijuana. It would move cannabis, clear past records, fund stock programs, eliminate side effects, and transfer marijuana regulator to the Food and Drug Administration and other federal agencies.
President Joe Biden nominates Rahul Gupta, who previously oversaw the implementation of West Virginia’s medical cannabis program and touted the health and economic benefits of marijuana reform, serves as director of the White House’s bureau for national drug control policy. Under his leadership, the state program added smoking as a legal form of consumption.
- However, advocates of harm reduction have concerns about how he oversaw the decertification of a program for access to syringes.
The California Convention Health Committee Approved a Senate-passed bill legalizing possession of psychedelics such as psilocybin, LSD, and MDMA. But the panel added new ownership limits that split proponents.
Places in New Jersey have released or cleared nearly 88,000 marijuana cases since a decriminalization law went into effect on July 1.
A Republican Senator from South Carolina came in defense of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Joe Cunningham after he was attacked by the state’s GOP for helping legalize marijuana. Senator Tom Davis (R) said his party’s stance was “intellectually lazy” and “failing”.
One of the assassins of the Haitian president is said to be one day Drug Enforcement Administration confidential informant.
Candidate for the New Jersey Democratic Congress Tim Alexander tweeted, “As a former law enforcement officer, I know it is time to legalize marijuana and clear the records. We should invest in our communities and not imprison them for non-violent drug offenses. “
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D) signed a law regulating delta-8 THC. Separately, Regulators 3843 Euclid, LLC’s license suspended for allegedly endangering the health or safety of customers through a series of violations.
New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu (R) vetoed a bill that would have allowed medical cannabis companies to reorganize as for-profit companies.
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey (R) signed a bill setting standards for medical cannabis testing.
California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) appointed his longtime marijuana advisor as director of the newly formed Cannabis Control Department.
South carolina Governor Henry McMaster (R) said he was against legalizing marijuana, but medical cannabis was “a different story”. Meanwhile Democratic candidate for governor Joe Cunningham will participate in a virtual cannabis chat with South Carolina NORML on Wednesday.
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf (D) tweeted: “Marijuana is now legal in three other states (CT, NM, VA). In Pennsylvania, I’m still waiting for lawmakers to put a bill at my desk. Pennsylvanians want it. I am in favor. And it is long time that we did justice to those injured by criminalization. “
Maryland Democratic gubernatorial candidate John King, a former US Secretary of Education, tweeted, “Legalizing cannabis is only the first step. We also need to ensure that businesses run by colored people and women are able to participate fairly in licensing and selling. “
Wisconsins The Senate minority leader said the Democratic faction was “as a whole in favor of marijuana reform, decriminalization and eventual legalization.”
New Mexico Regulators are proposing to more than double the limits on marijuana plants for licensed manufacturers.
Nevada Regulators have issued a notice to marijuana retailers to inform them that they may be eligible to open consumption lounges. Separately from it Cannabis Advisory Commission held his first To meet.
Alaska Regulators have finalized rules for cleansing the social use of marijuana.
Oklahoma Regulators said part of a medical cannabis company’s lawsuit against the state’s prosecution system should be dismissed and the rest should be transferred to another court.
Missouri Regulators released data on the minimum standards for medical cannabis companies.
Ohio Regulators published an updated list of compliant medical cannabis products.
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Pima County, Arizona The district attorney filed motions with the court to overturn marijuana convictions.
Oakland, California Officials will discuss cannabis equity grants on Thursday.
Trinidad and Tobago Legislators have submitted a bill to legalize marijuana for medical, scientific, and religious purposes.
/ SCIENCE & HEALTH
One study found that marijuana legalization laws cut down “opioid-related” ones [emergency department] Visit prices by around 7.6% for two quarters after implementation ”and that while the“ effects wear off after 6 months ”, the results show that the laws“ have not increased ” Opioid related ED visits. “
A rat study concluded that “CBD therapy is effective for” Parkinson-induced orofacial nociception. “
/ RESPONSIBILITY, OPINION & ANALYSIS
Doctors for cannabis regulation has a new president.
The Brewery Association is promoting a new book on cannabis brewing.
Arizona Bar Foundation is promoting a webinar to help people clear up marijuana convictions on July 28th.
Organigram Holdings Inc. reported quarterly net sales of $ 20.3 million and a net loss of $ 4 million.
Wesana Health Holdings Inc. acquires Psychedelitech Inc.
High Tide Inc. Acquires six marijuana retail locations in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Curaleaf Holdings, Inc. launches a new brand of B Noble to tell the story of Bernard Noble who was imprisoned for marijuana.
The husband of Tru from Trulieve Cannabis Corp. CEO faces federal bribery and allegations of corruption.
Colorado Retailers sold $ 194 million worth of marijuana products in May.
Former Olympic gymnast Dominique Dawes said she agreed to suspend runner Sha’Carri Richardson on marijuana-related issues.
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