Most TX voters – including the GOP – support legal cannabis (Newsletter: November 23, 2021)

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SD legislators propose law to legalize; NYC Subway Bans Ads For Marijuana And Psilocybin; Change in the cannabis market for farmers in DC

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/ MOST IMPORTANT THINGS

Representative Nancy Mace (R-SC), who filed a federal law legalizing marijuana in Congress this week, said she personally used cannabis to treat depression after being raped.

  • “When I was 16 years old, I was raped. I was given prescription drugs that made my feelings of depression worse and I stopped taking those prescription drugs and turned to cannabis for a short time in my life. “

the Executive Committee of the South Dakota Legislature– led by the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the Senate President pro tempore – unanimously approved a recommendation to pass a law to legalize marijuana in the 2022 session.

The Metropolitan Transit Authority of New York City Prohibited advertising of marijuana – and psychedelic mushrooms – on subways, buses, and trains.

Washington, DC activists propose amending a law to legalize marijuana, which will be heard by the county council on Friday, that would allow small business owners to sell cannabis at farmers’ markets.

There are divisions in the legalization of recreational marijuana within traditional democratic and republican partisan coalitions, shows a new analysis by the Pew Research Center. Yet there is broad consensus across the ideological spectrum that medicinal cannabis should be legal.

/ FEDERATION

the High density drug trafficking area in New England sent a warning of reports of apparently fentanyl-infused marijuana.

A meanwhile confirmed federal judge candidate defended previous comments on marijuana reform in response to questions from Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA).

the Drug Enforcement Administration issued a notice on the proposed regulation on telepharmacy.

the Senate Committee on International Narcotics Control stopped Hear about illegal drug trafficking and corruption.

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) tweeted about a meeting with the US Cannabis Council, saying, “As we work to legalize marijuana at the federal level, erase records, and undo decades of injustice caused by our failed drug policies, we must also ensure that it is legal Cannabis companies have the legal protections they need to thrive. “

Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) tweeted: “Our drug laws are out of date and cannot reduce the harm. We need to get through major cannabis reform so we can start lifting people up and not punishing them unnecessarily. “

Rep Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) tweeted: “The ‘war on drugs’ has devastated communities across the country and will continue to do so until we stop treating drug use as a criminal problem and instead treat it as a health problem. I put laws in place with @RepCori to do just that. “

Representative Don Young (R-AK) tweeted, “Too many people with otherwise clean records have been detained for non-violent cannabis use. This bill contains important provisions that will enable federal marijuana convictions against non-violent offenders to be overturned. “

The house bill on Scheduling marijuana and funding programs to repair war damage caused by drugs got two new co-sponsors for a total of 100.


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/ CONDITIONS

South carolina Democratic gubernatorial candidate Joe Cunningham, a former Congressman, tweeted, “When I was in Congress, I voted to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level. Now I’m fighting to legalize it here in South Carolina. Retweet when you’re with me! “

Pennsylvania Democratic gubernatorial candidate Josh Shapiro, currently attorney general, tweeted, “It’s time to legalize recreational marijuana. To be clear: legalization must consist of regulation, taxation and cancellation. Legalization must go hand in hand with justice. “

Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Nikki Fried, currently Agriculture Commissioner, tweeted: “More jobs + a stronger economy? Turning Florida into a hemp power plant is a win-win situation for our state. “

Ohios The House spokesman said he doesn’t think marijuana legalization legislation has enough support to pass.

Michigan Regulators have issued a bulletin about a marijuana product recall.

Kentucky Regulators are now accepting applications for 2022 cannabis licensing.

Maine Regulators have posted a bulletin about changes in marijuana excise taxes.

Utah Regulatory agencies have issued a 15th medical cannabis pharmacy license.

Iowa Regulators provided updated data on the medical cannabidiol program.

Oregon Regulators will be holding a series of psilocybin listening sessions next month.

New Mexico Regulators will hold a public hearing on December 9th on the proposed rules for the marijuana business.

/ LOCAL

New York City Talented mayor Stephen Colbert Rolling papers and joking about giving him marijuana.

the San Diego, California The city council approved a measure to lower taxes on cannabis production facilities.

the Albuquerque, New Mexico The city council is considering several proposals to amend marijuana regulations.

Sioux Falls, South Dakota Officials ran a lottery with licenses for medical cannabis dispensaries.

/ INTERNATIONAL

Colombia The House of Representatives voted to put a law to legalize marijuana on hold.

the Argentina The Chamber of Deputies’ Agriculture and Livestock Committee has approved a law on medicinal cannabis and hemp. the Budget and Finance Committee also pushed the legislation forward.

A Israeli Legislators said they would stop voting with the ruling coalition in protest at the health minister’s blockade of their cannabis legislation.

Australia The Therapeutic Goods Administration is streamlining the rules for unapproved medical cannabis products. Separately, a South australia Legislature has passed a local law legalizing marijuana. And a New South Wales Legislators have put forward a proposal to protect patients with medical cannabis from driving under the influence of drugs.

Malaysia The Ministry of Health is open to clinical trials with medical cannabis.

/ SCIENCE & HEALTH

One study found that “the use of medicinal cannabis was associated with clinical improvements in pain, function and quality of life” Reducing prescription drug use; 73% either stopped or reduced opioid use and 31% stopped taking benzodiazepines. “

the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that more than 100,000 Americans died from drug overdoses in the one year period ending April.

/ RESPONSIBILITY, OPINION & ANALYSIS

the Indiana Democratic Party tweeted: “The opioid and prescription drug epidemic has not yet ended in Hoosier state. But by legalizing marijuana, Hoosiers can strike a solid blow against addiction and create a better future for Hoosiers across Indiana. “

the Maryland Association of Counties runs a course on cannabis policy.

Prohibitionist organization National families in action ceases operations after 45 years.

/ COMPANIES

Jushi Holdings Inc. quarterly revenue of $ 54 million. It also acquires NuLeaf, Inc.

4Front Ventures Corp. Reported pro forma quarterly system-wide revenue of $ 33.1 million and a net loss of $ 4.6 million.

Black acquires MCG, LLC.

Rubicon Organics Inc. reported quarterly net sales of $ 7.1 million and a net loss of $ 3.8 million.

Poseidon investment management launches a new cannabis ETF.

Eaze started its marijuana delivery service in Detroit, Michigan.

Weed cards published a data and insight report on the cannabis industry.

Arkansas Pharmacies have sold nearly 67,000 pounds of medicinal cannabis since sales began.

/ CULTURE

Cheech Marin launches late night food delivery service for cannabis users.

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