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The National Urban League supports legal marijuana; Celebrities push Biden to cannabis leniency; WADA Examines Cannabis Ban For Athletes; MI homegrow restrictions fight
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/ THINGS TO KNOW
The Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued health warnings regarding delta-8 THC.
- “The historical use of cannabis cannot be invoked to establish a level of safety for these products in humans. “
Electors in Detroit, Michigan will decide on a voting measure to decriminalize psychedelics in November.
The Executive Committee of the World Anti-Doping Agency has announced that it will review the status of marijuana as a banned drug for athletes. The move follows criticism received after Sha’Carri Richardson was suspended from the Olympics for cannabis.
The National Urban League, a civil rights organization over 100 years old, calls for the legalization of cannabis with an emphasis on social equity, including reserving half of business licenses for affected communities.
- “The application of marijuana is more harmful than the marijuana itself. “
Drake, Killer Mike, Meek Mill, 2 Chainz, Ty Dolla $ ign, TI, Kevin Garnett, Deion Sanders and others sent a letter calling on President Joe Biden to grant a “full, complete and unconditional pardon” to anyone convicted of a non-violent marijuana offense.
- “Enough is enough. No one should be locked in federal prison for non-violent marijuana offenses.”
Michigan Medical Marijuana Patients and Caregivers will hold a rally on Wednesday to push back what they say is a greedy corporate effort to restrict home grow rights that have been mounted by big cannabis companies.
The Senate Judiciary Commission held a confirmation audience on President Joe Biden’s candidate for director of the White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy.
Representative Jay Obernolte (R-CA) tweeted: “The @sbcountysheriff is working hard to stop large-scale illegal cannabis cultivation. Unfortunately, California laws stand in the way of a long-term solution to this problem. We must continue to work until this illegal activity no longer threatens our community. “
Pennsylvania Democratic Senate Candidate John fetterman, currently lieutenant governor of the state, tweeted: “It is 4:20 am of 420 days until the election and our most recent hotel room on the campaign trail was room 420. This is the tweet.
Maryland Democratic candidate for Congress Mckayla Wilkes tweeted: “27 years since the 1994 Crime Bill. This bill, the 1980s Crime Bills and similar state-level policies led the United States to have the rate highest incarceration on the planet. Let’s be clear: @LeaderHoyer was on each of these invoices. We need to see a hell of a change: – End the war on drugs and erase records – End mandatory minimums and cash bail – Abolish private prisons.
South Dakota Gov, Kristi Noem (R) tweeted that a legislative committee “approved the majority of the Health Ministry’s draft guidelines for the medical cannabis program after months of public participation.” Her too tweeted, “I am proud of the work done by the Department of Health to streamline this process. My administration is fully committed to ensuring South Dakota continues to deliver the most responsible, patient-focused medical cannabis program in the country. “
Texas Republican gubernatorial candidate Allen West tweeted, “Blue states can make marijuana – a federally illegal drug – legal and allow it to be transferred out of those states after purchase and the federal government is silent. As governor, I will defend the sovereignty of Texas and respect our laws. I will not allow the federal government to usurp the authority of Texas and undermine our laws. If Colorado can legalize marijuana, then gun noise suppressors will be legal in Texas. Meanwhile, the Democratic candidate for attorney general Lee merritt tweeted: “It’s time to decriminalize marijuana and end the war on drugs once and for all.”
from Rhode Island The Speaker of the House said that if lawmakers do not tackle the legalization of marijuana in a special session in October, the problem will continue until January, and he also discussed the differences in details between the competing proposals while saying that the reform will not be a big source of income (starting around 8:30 in the audio).
Oklahoma Lawmakers lobbied regulators over medical cannabis compliance monitoring efforts in a hearing.
New Jersey the courts have released information on the deletion of the marijuana records.
New Hampshire Regulators have announced that patients with medical cannabis can now shop at any dispensary across the state, instead of where they were previously registered.
Ohio regulators have approved a plan to more than double the number of medical cannabis dispensary licenses.
The Pennsylvania The Office of Open Records has ruled that regulators must provide information on the number of patients using medical cannabis to treat opioid use disorders.
A member of that of New York The Cannabis Control Council spoke about the process of getting the state legal market started.
The director of from New Mexico The medical cannabis program has championed regulators’ process for opening production license applications.
Colorado Regulators will hold a marijuana task force rule-making meeting on Wednesday.
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The Chicago, Illinois City council delayed voting on the mayor’s plan to relax zoning rules for marijuana companies.
The Cambridge, Massachusetts The city council voted to only allow joint stock companies to license recreational marijuana for another year and to direct cannabis revenues to remedial efforts.
The Aurore, Colorado The city council has rejected a proposal to allow social marijuana consumption businesses.
The Billing, Montana City council voted to delay decisions on licensing and zoning for marijuana businesses.
Quebec, Canada The Court of Appeal ruled that local bans on home growing marijuana are constitutional.
that of Colombia The Justice Ministry tweeted: “Colombia is a pioneer in the regulation, industrial production and marketing of #Cannabis for medicinal purposes. “
/ SCIENCE & HEALTH
One study found that “cannabidiol improves episodic verbal memory in healthy young participants.
A survey of psychiatrists found that they “largely believed that psychedelics held promise for treatment and strongly supported federal funding for medicinal psychedelic research.”
/ ADVOCACY, OPINION & ANALYSIS
The Association of Cannabis Regulators appointed its first executive director and announced that its membership has expanded to 35 states and territories.
WM Technology, Inc. acquired Sprout.
Akerna acquires 365 Cannabis.
Fire & Flower Holdings Corp. reported quarterly revenue of $ 43.3 million.
Canopy Growth Company launches a range of CBD vapes in Circle K convenience stores.
Wesana Health Holdings Inc. committed $ 1.5 million in funding to assess the viability of MDMA-assisted therapy from the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies to treat traumatic brain injury.
Colorado retailers sold more than $ 202 million worth of marijuana products in July.
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