CA gov signs cannabis tax breaks (bulletin: July 4, 2022)
GOP Psychedelics Amendment in Congress; The federal government funds research into hemp housing; AP Marijuana Bank to Government; MN legalizes THC edibles; VT Drug Decriminalization Survey
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/ THINGS TO KNOW
Representative Matt Gaetz (R-FL) filed an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that would direct the military to study the benefits of psilocybin and MDMA â in addition to cannabis â as alternatives to opioids for service members suffering from PTSD, traumatic brain injury or severe pain.
The US Department of Energy awarded a $3.74 million grant to help researchers at Texas A&M University develop hemp-based 3D-printed materials that can be used to build affordable housing.
California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) signed a bill to eliminate the marijuana grow tax, prevent excise tax increases for at least three years, and provide tax credits for social equity and other cannabis businesses .
Pennsylvania lawmakers sent a marijuana bank and insurance bill to Governor Tom Wolf’s (D) office.
The chairman of the Minnesota Senate Social Services Reform Policy and Finance Committee says a new law allowing cannabinoid-infused foods and drinks may need to be revised â even though he voted for it â because some lawmakers weren’t aware it allowed THC edibles.
A new survey shows that Vermont likely voters from all parties overwhelmingly support drug decriminalization, but Governor Phil Scott (right) recently vetoed a bill that would take a modest step toward preparing the state to possibly enact reform in the future.
Federal prosecutors sent out a press release touting the convictions as part of a “crackdown on [the] the unlicensed marijuana dispensary industry.
Former Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) is asking a court to dismiss a lawsuit alleging he and his law firm stole a marijuana legalization campaign strategy from another organization.
Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and 13 bicameral members of Congress sent a letter to leaders of the Department of Justice and the Department of Health and Human Services raising concerns about the Biden administration’s plans to permanently schedule fentanyl-related substances.
Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) tweeted: âBig news for the Nevada cannabis industry! Authorities have approved regulations paving the way for public consumer fairs. This step forward will benefit small businesses and help boost our state’s economy.
Rep. Dina Titus (D-NV) tweeted: âAs a founding member of the House Cannabis Caucus, I work for equal treatment of the marijuana industry. Cannabis lounges will provide Nevadans with a safe space to consume weed.
New York Governor Kathy Hochul (D) has signed legislation that includes cannabis businesses with on-site consumption in a list of sensitive places where people are not allowed to possess firearms.
Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak (D) tweeted, âWe smoke other states when it comes to improving fairness in the cannabis industry and growing our economy. I’ll be honest: nobody does like us in Nevada. Â»
Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont (D) is attacked in a Super PAC ad for focusing on legalizing marijuana instead of fighting inflation.
Tennessee Democratic gubernatorial candidates discussed marijuana during a debate.
Nebraska campaigners said they were in “serious threat” of not collecting enough signatures to qualify medical cannabis initiatives for the ballot.
Twenty-three new South Dakota Medical cannabis laws went into effect on Friday.
A Virginia The senator touted the large reduction in drug arrests since the decriminalization of marijuana took effect.
The Ohio The Supreme Court overturned a marijuana conviction based on a finding that officers conducted an unlawful search.
New Jersey regulators have proposed permanent marijuana rules and approved 81 new conditional licenses for cultivation, manufacturing and retail businesses.
Massachusetts regulators have extended orders allowing medical cannabis telehealth consultations and curbside operations.
Colorado regulators sent out bulletin on new marijuana testing requirements for aspergillus and expanded potency testing for total THC.
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Albany, New York The Common Council is considering a proposal to use marijuana revenue to fund reparations for communities harmed by the war on drugs.
Lehigh County, Pennsylvania The district attorney warns merchants that some of the hemp-derived products they sell are illegal.
Albania The government has published a bill to legalize the cultivation of cannabis for medical and industrial use.
Guernsey lawmakers voted throw a review of cannabis laws.
Uruguayan The government has stated that it will not be possible to legalize marijuana sales to tourists in the near future.
/ SCIENCE & HEALTH
A study found that medical cannabis patients âexperience a high prevalence of perceived stigma many corners of society.
One study provided âpreliminary support for the efficacy and safety of MDMA-[assisted therapy] for treat PTSD across ethno-racial groups.
/ ADVOCACY, OPINION & ANALYSIS
The Kentucky Democratic Party tweeted, “Republican lawmakers in Frankfort think Kentucky voters don’t care about legalizing medical cannabis. RT if you’re a Kentucky voter who does.
Cannabis entrepreneur Wanda James won a Democratic primary for a seat on the University of Colorado board of trustees.
Ascend Wellness Holdings, Inc. closed with $28.5 million of additional financing remaining under an existing term credit facility.
Radio Shack The official Twitter account tweeted: “Taking the second half of an edible after feeling nothing from the first half is always a bad idea. This chocolate bar got me in a fight for my life.
The Russian trial of an American basketball player Britney Grinerwho is being held after he was allegedly caught with cannabis vapes at an airport, began.
Clint Eastwood received $2 million in a lawsuit he filed against a CBD company that allegedly used his name and likeness to promote its products without permission.
Jeopardy actress and host Maim Bialik won a preliminary injunction against CBD companies that used his name to advertise their products.
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