Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) stated that he is open to supporting marijuana banking legislation so long as it includes some form of relief for those who have previously been convicted of cannabis offenses.
‘I’m a man of compromise. New Jersey sent me down here to complete tasks, not to take positions where I can make compelling arguments but fail to advance legislation.’
Legislators in California sent a bill to Governor Gavin Newsom (D) that would permit safe drug consumption locations.
The medicinal advantages of marijuana’s minor cannabinoids and terpenes were the subject of a notice published by a number of National Institutes of Health component agencies.
In research, the Governors Highway Safety Association suggested that in order to effectively discourage marijuana use while driving, state officials should refrain from generalizing about cannabis users and instead use “trusted” messengers like budtenders in place of elected officials.
According to a recent poll, respondents in Missouri favor legalizing marijuana by 62 percent to 26 percent. The vocal support comes amid activists’ hopes that the secretary of state’s final signature analysis will overturn county reviews that found they had not gathered enough signatures to qualify a reform measure for the November ballot.
A proposed prisoner swap with Russia involving a weapons trafficker and American basketball player Brittney Griner, who pled guilty to possessing cannabis vapes, was denounced by former president Donald Trump.
“Recreational and medicinal cannabis usage has altered substantially over the past ten years; yet, research investigating the hazards and benefits of cannabis use has lagged behind media promotion and their use by the general public and cancer patients,” the National Cancer Institute tweeted.
The case of an American jailed in Russia for using medical marijuana is receiving attention thanks in part to Pennsylvania’s second lady.
Chris Jones, a Democratic candidate for governor of Arkansas, mentioned using the proceeds from legal marijuana sales to fund education.
A bill modifying marijuana company regulations, supporting equity aid, and enabling a pilot programme for cannabis cafes was delivered to Gov. Charlie Baker (R) by Massachusetts legislators.
After the November elections, the North Carolina House of Representatives might consider a medicinal cannabis measure that the Senate passed.
A California lawmaker discussed his bill to decriminalize psychedelics. Separately, the Cannabis Advisory Committee was appointed by authorities.
Regulations regarding the sale, change in ownership, or control of marijuana social equity firms were filed by Connecticut regulators.
Utah authorities have submitted revised guidelines for administrative hearings involving medical cannabis.
Regulators in Washington State have published instructions for accurately reporting cannabis taxes.
Maryland officials reduced renewal costs for patient ID cards for medical cannabis patients and extended their validity from three to six years.
Regulators in Michigan are gathering information on marijuana business licencing.
Regulators in Iowa released a report on the medical cannabis initiative. Tuesday will see a meeting of Oregon’s Task Force on Cannabis-Derived Intoxicants and Illegal Cannabis Production.
On Wednesday, Vermont officials will decide whether to grant marijuana businesses full licences and social equity status.
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On Tuesday, the Killeen, Texas City Council is anticipated to consider holding a special election to decriminalize marijuana.
In November, residents in several Rhode Island municipalities will decide whether to approve the operation of marijuana businesses.
Officials from Denver, Colorado, published a video of a check-in meeting they held for the marijuana sector.
According to reports, unless it receives more in return, Russian officials are inclined to reject a U.S. prisoner exchange plan involving a weapons trafficker and American basketball player Brittney Griner, who pled guilty to possessing cannabis vapes.
According to Colombia’s minister of justice, cannabis will cause an “economic revolution.” According to the Indian Ministry of Finance, there are no present plans to legalise marijuana for recreational use.
The creation of a working group on marijuana legalisation was mentioned by an Irish member of the European Parliament.
A man from Australia’s New South Wales is accused of bludgeoning his mother to death with a marijuana plant.
Science & Health
According to one study, “greater cannabis use frequency is connected with a lower incidence of sinonasal symptoms.”
In light of its significant pharmacological effects on the endocannabinoid system and its encouraging findings in research involving illnesses of the central nervous system, CBD “emerges as a feasible method for treating [autism spectrum disorder] symptoms,” according to a review.
Analysis, opinion, and advocacy
The editorial board of USA Today believes Congress should approve a recent marijuana legalisation plan introduced by Senate leaders.
The editorial board of The Washington Examiner is pleading with Congress not to legalise marijuana.
The American Psychiatric Association stated that, unless used in the context of authorised investigative trials, there is “now inadequate scientific evidence for approving the use of psychedelics to treat any psychiatric condition.”
A documentary produced by The Daily Caller allegedly demonstrates the negative effects of marijuana legalisation on nearby Californian communities.
Brittney Griner, an American basketball player, pleaded guilty to carrying cannabis vapes in Russia. Elon Musk tweeted a meme about the case, asking, “Maybe we can liberate some folks in jail for weed here too?”
Trulieve agreed to pay $279 to each plaintiff in a class action lawsuit who claimed the business wrongfully fired or turned them down for employment based on a consumer report.
The MMJ International Holdings, which seeks a government license to cultivate marijuana for research purposes, published a press release praising the fact that proposed congressional legislation forbids academics from researching cannabis that patients actually use from dispensaries.
In a case brought by Hudson Health Extracts, a New York court found that the authorities’ procedure for evaluating requests for medical cannabis business licenses was “arbitrary and capricious.”
Seth Rogen and Wiz Khalifa responded to a person who uploaded footage of himself smoking marijuana blunts out of his ears and nostrils on social media.