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/ MAIN THINGS TO KNOW
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Rep. Dave Joyce (R-OH) met recently to discuss possible avenues for incremental cannabis reform legislation this year, possibly combining the SAFE Banking Act with the provisions of an independent elimination bill, both offices confirmed to Marijuana Moment .
A Analysis by the U.S. Border Patrol Government Accountability Office Application data show that 91 percent of the agency’s drug seizures at checkpoints are against U.S. citizens, and 75 percent of those encounters involve only marijuana. Meanwhile, 69 percent of cannabis seizures are for less than an ounce.
Jared Polis, Governor of Colorado (D) signed a bill to legalize MDMA prescriptions in the state when it gets federal approval from the Food and Drug Administration.
Deputy Matt Gaetz (R-FL) he criticized Democrats for blocking a marijuana reform amendment he tried to attach to a bill on helping those responsible for PTSD and traumatic brain injury. (The vast majority of members of Gaetz’s own party have voted against marijuana legalization bills tabled in the House by Democrats, although he has supported that legislation).
West Virginia activists are working to qualify marijuana decriminalization measures for two local polls this November, including the state capital Charleston.
He Drug control administration organizes a summit on the overdose epidemic next week.
He Judicial Commission of the Chamber he noted in a report attached to a bill that would raise the age for legally buying certain firearms to the 21 that all states where marijuana is legal have set it as the age for buying cannabis.
Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) tweeted: “I advocate for the NV cannabis industry by pushing for legal and licensed cannabis companies to have equal access to SBA loans and receive the financial support they need. @SBAgov should treat the cannabis industry differently than from other industries “.
Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA) He tweeted, “The war on drugs is a war on people. It’s time to legalize cannabis at the federal level and work to undo decades of injustice against communities of color.”
California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) tweeted: “Doors. Video games. Marijuana. The presence of” evil. “And now … phones. “.
North Carolina lawmakers sent Governor Roy Cooper (D) a bill to permanently legalize hemp.
A Pennsylvania The representative said the psilocybin research legislation he introduced is no longer necessary now that studies are already advancing in the state.
Michigan Lawmakers are considering legislation to ban “fake urine” that is used to pass drug tests.
An Illinois The judge issued a temporary restraining order on the operations of artisanal marijuana license holders amid a legal challenge to the adjudication process.
Alabama Regulators said medical cannabis products are expected to be available to patients next spring as soon as possible.
New York regulators re-proposed rules on the domestic cultivation of medicinal cannabis to correct an error in an earlier version.
Washington State regulators will host a public discussion on “harmful” and “non-harmful” THC and cannabinoid compounds on June 21st.
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He Los Angeles, California The City Council approved a motion to create a program that would allow marijuana companies to display official emblems that prove they are licensed.
Kansas City, Missouri The mayor tweeted about the city’s municipal marijuana pardon program, saying: “Opinions and laws around marijuana have changed tremendously in recent years, and people should not continue to be punished by ‘past use of low-level marijuana’.
Detroit, Michigan officials are holding a series of workshops on marijuana business this month.
Massachusetts municipalities have raised more than $ 53 million in “impact” commissions from marijuana companies, according to a new analysis.
of Thailand law of partial legalization of cannabis took effect. As a result, more than 3,000 prisoners have been released. More than 100,000 people have registered as legal cultivation. And the Ministry of Public Health enacted certain sales restrictions.
He Australian The local government of Capital Territory is moving to decriminalize drug possession.
Spanish Lawmakers are expected to vote on medical cannabis legislation this month.
of Bermuda The shadow national security minister accused the government of using a push to legalize marijuana as a way to create “friction” with the UK.
/ SCIENCE AND HEALTH
One study suggested that “cannabis use is associated with an increase in the sense of cannabis prosociality i prioritization of humanitarian behavior which decreases over time after cannabis use. “
One study found that “cannabis use was not associated with an increased or prolonged risk of complications. [length of stay] after primary [total hip arthroplasty]“but that” cannabis use is associated with higher hospital charges. “
/ LAW, OPINION AND ANALYSIS
He Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies appointed new members to the board of directors of the MAPS Public Utility Corporation.
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company he said he expects sales of his cannabis-focused Hawthorne unit to fall by 40 to 45 percent this fiscal year.
4Front Ventures Corp. announced new appointments of directors and boards of directors.
Green Dragon the workers voted in favor of forming a union.
Snoop Dogg he said he raised the salary of his dedicated Roman because of inflation.
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