MD referendum on legal cannabis submitted by top legislators (newsletter: December 24, 2021)

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Rand Pauls festivus Marijuana Banking Slam on Dems; DEA’s Drug Emoji Parent Guide; Preparing for robberies for cannabis pharmacies

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/ MOST IMPORTANT THINGS

ONE Top legislators in Maryland officially submitted a law to legalize marijuana on the ballot in November 2022 for voters to choose. The House spokesman said lawmakers would vote for a cannabis referendum “early” in the year.

In its annual Festivus broadcast of complaints, Joyful. Rand Paul (R-KY) Damn Democrats for failing marijuana banking while they have the majority.

the Drug Enforcement Administration published a guide to help parents decipher the emojis young people use to discuss drugs like marijuana, psychedelics, and other “bomb shit”.

Americans for safe access released a robbery preparation guide for marijuana companies amid a surge in thefts against pharmacies.

/ FEDERATION

the Office of Management and Budget of the White House continues with the proposed changes to the North American industry classification system to include cannabis business categories, but declined requests to add more specific categorization.

the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth District decided that a Jamaican woman’s previous convictions did not justify her deportation from the country.

Representative Robin Kelly (D-IL) submitted a bill to create a task force that would, among other things, issue recommendations on the provision of “re-entry assistance and reunification planning and community-based programming for women victims of the drug war”.

Democratic Congressional Candidate from Maryland Mckayla Wilkes posted a comment on her experience with the arrest of marijuana and her support for legalization.

/ CONDITIONS

Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist, currently a congressman, tweeted, “It is long time to legalize marijuana in Florida.”

Michigan Senate Democrats tweeted about the year-long anniversary of Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D) signing a cannabis bill, saying, “The bill is helping to fund the Michigan Decommissioning Fund to unite people affected by marijuana policing To make a fresh start easier. “

Washington Senators have tabled a bill to discourage many employers from testing applicants for cannabis for drugs or using a positive marijuana test to fire an employee who was unaffected at work.

ONE Missouri The representative says he plans to change legislation to include Category I drugs, such as psychedelics, in the state’s Right to Try Act.

Alaska Regulators have made changes to the rules for marijuana store workers badge and further civil fine time plans.

Colorado Regulators released a report last year on developments in the state’s marijuana market.

Ohio Regulators have published a reference guide on acceptable daily amounts of medical cannabis.

New Jersey Officials issued safety instructions for the Christmas season, including providing a safe room for guests (preferably locked) to store potentially dangerous items, including marijuana edibles.

the Tennessee The Medical Cannabis Commission will meet on January 7th.


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/ LOCAL

New York City The Ministry of Transport has started a public awareness campaign campaign about marijuana-impaired driving.

A candidate for Polk County, Iowa The attorney tweeted, “In our discussions about legalizing and / or decriminalizing marijuana, we need to focus on the colored communities hardest hit by the failed war on drugs.”

/ INTERNATIONAL

ONE United Kingdom Member of Parliament working on medical cannabis legislation did not announce that he was hired as chairman of a cannabis distribution company.

the Malta Legislators, who sponsored the recently passed law to legalize marijuana, spoke about its implementation.

Israel The US Ambassador to the Southeast, tweeted about new research on medical cannabis and autism, saying, “As a mother of a special needs child who has hardly slept for years, I can tell firsthand that medical cannabis oil is yours and ours has changed.” .”

/ SCIENCE & HEALTH

One study found a “negative relationship between [medical marijuana law] Implementation and [nursing home] Deaths“Which may reflect” an increased likelihood of federal enforcement renditions, penalties for poor results, and liability concerns. “

/ RESPONSIBILITY, OPINION & ANALYSIS

the Democratic Party of Iowa tweeted, “Marijuana should be legal in Iowa.”

the Brookings Institution published an analysis of the challenge of finding a Congressional majority to pass a particular marijuana reform bill.

/ SHOP

Ascend Wellness Holdings, Inc. has completed the acquisition of Ohio Cannabis Clinic, LLC, d / b / a Ohio Cannabis Company.

/ CULTURE

Pete Davidson was turned away by a MedMen pharmacy in West Hollywood, California, apparently because he did not have proper ID with him.

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