FDA Says Medical Cannabis Will Not Endanger Funding (Newsletter: Aug. 24, 2021)

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Congressman: Now Pass Marijuana Banking; Richardson: Sports Cannabis Penalties Change; Feds Fund Hemp Insulation; Condemn psychedelics in Portland

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/IMPORTANT THINGS

Ohio’s Attorney General certified a petition for a marijuana legalization initiative that activists hope to get on the state’s 2022 ballot, a move weeks after its rejection of an earlier version.

Representative Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) said the passage of its marijuana banking law shouldn’t wait for broader cannabis reform to build enough support, arguing that “it’s not about making businesses richer; It’s about protecting employees, patients and customers of small businesses. “

the US Department of Energy promotes research into the development of insulation materials made from hemp fibers as a more environmentally friendly and healthier alternative to conventional preparations.

runner Sha’Carri Richardson said she would feel “blessed” if the reaction to her suspension from the Olympics for marijuana resulted in the end of cannabis punishments for other athletes.

Portland, Oregon Activists are calling on the city commission to pass a measure to bridge the gaps between state psilocybin therapy and drug decriminalization laws by making the cultivation, gifting and administration of psychedelics the lowest priority in law enforcement.

/ FEDERATION

Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) wrote in an inaugural letter that she feared federal marijuana reform would make it harder for police to prosecute drug cases.

Representatives Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) and Ken Buck (R-CO) criticized the Food and Drug Administration for slowly regulating CBD.

Representative Mike Garcia (R-CA) tweeted, “The evil actors who illegally grow marijuana in CA25 are involved in a federal crime, as are those who help them. These illegal operations steal our water and harm our environment. “

MP Dusty Johnson (R-SD) tweeted about answering cannabis questions at an event.

/ CONDITIONS

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy (D) has appointed a director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion of the Cannabis Regulatory Commission. He also tweeted, “With the adoption by @NewJerseyCRC of the first New Jersey cannabis industry rulebook for personal use, we are advancing our commitment to creating a fair, safe, and inclusive adult recreational cannabis market in record time.”

Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Nikki Fried, currently Agriculture Commissioner, tweeted, “If you elect me to governor, I’ll legalize marijuana in Florida. #Something new”

A Illinois The agent is working to create support for laws that protect workers from being fired for just a positive marijuana test.

A new York The Senator has launched a training program for employees in the marijuana industry.

Oklahomas The new supreme medical cannabis regulator tried to address concerns that it is “anti-marijuana.”

Maine Regulators are looking for participants in a new medical cannabis working group.

Missouri Regulators issued guidance on changes to the material design of medical cannabis facilities.

Michigan Regulators have sent out a bulletin on the pre-harvest sampling process for hemp.

Louisiana Regulators regulate tax requirements for hemp and CBD products.

the Nevada The subcommittees of the Cannabis Advisory Commission on Public Health and Public Safety will be To meet On Wednesday.


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/ LOCAL

the Meadville, Pennsylvania The police chief proposes that the city council decriminalize marijuana.

Paterson, New Jerseys The mayor vetoed a ban on marijuana stores passed by the city council.

A lawsuit against Los Angeles, California Marijuana social equity program is discontinued by plaintiffs.

Denver, Colorado The first shipment of recreational marijuana was made by Strawberry Fields.

A Polk County, Iowa The prospective attorney tweeted, “The Polk County Attorney’s Office has limited resources. We should focus our resources on violent crime, not low-level nonviolent crimes like marijuana possession. This is how we make the public safer and the judiciary more equitable. “

/ INTERNATIONAL

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada The Board of Police Commissioners approved a motion to research the decriminalization of drug possession.

/ SCIENCE & HEALTH

One study found that “orally administered CBD does not appear to produce”. false positive (or true positive) tests for THC“And that the” likelihood that a person using an oral (only) CBD formulation will be falsely accused [driving under the influence of cannabis] therefore appears low. “

/ RESPONSIBILITY, OPINION & ANALYSIS

A survey by UK adults found that 32 percent believe that selling and possessing “soft drugs” should no longer be illegal.

the Alabama Democratic Party is hosting a telephone bank on Thursday to motivate voters on marijuana-related issues.

the Wisconsin Democratic Party tweeted, “It is time to decriminalize and legalize marijuana. Thank you @SenatorAgard for taking Wisconsin forward with the rest of the country on this! ”It is sale a shirt to promote legalization.

The chairman of the Minnesota Democratic Farmer Labor Party accused cannabis-focused third parties of getting too many votes and costing his party a Senate majority, thereby hampering the progress of marijuana legalization.

/ COMPANIES

HEXO Corp. Raised $ 140 million in an overnight marketed public offering.

TerAscend Corp. increased its stake in TerrAscend NJ, LLC.

A Rutgers University The task force ruled that despite New Jersey legalization, marijuana must remain banned on campus and at school events.

Canadian Retailers sold $ 318.7 million in legal marijuana in June.

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