MN gov wants legal cannabis for revenue and justice (Newsletter: January 28, 2021)

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DE examiner: Legal marijuana = income; NM government and top lawmakers optimistic about legalization; Bill to Legalize Anti-Cannabis ND Agents; New psychedelics org

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/ TOP THINGS TO KNOW

MP Greg Steube (R-FL) tabled a new bill in Congress to protect military veterans from losing their Department of Veterans Affairs performance for marijuana use. However, the new legislation omits a section from last year’s version where VA doctors could provide written recommendations for medicinal cannabis.

Delaware State Examiner released a new report that found marijuana legalization would generate $ 43 million in annual tax revenue and create more than 1,000 new jobs.

  • “The First State cannot and should not be the last state to approve legalization in the region.”

Michelle Lujan Grisham, Governor of New Mexico (D) She is “optimistic” that the state can boost its economy by legalizing marijuana this year, and the Senate majority leader is “more confident” of achieving this in 2021. The legalization bills could be published as early as this week.

ON North Dakota Republican legislature Those who oppose the legalization of marijuana have submitted a bill to do just that. He sees reforms as inevitable and wants lawmakers to write the rules instead of just-approved activists collecting signatures to put the issue on the 2022 ballot.

  • “I’m not for [legalization] ever, but I understand it’s coming and we need to address the problem. I’m trying something different in government – we’re trying to be proactive, not reactive. “

The Plant Medicine Coalition is a new psychedelics advocacy group that will focus, among other things, on lobbying Congress to allocate $ 100 million to research the therapeutic benefits of psilocybin, ayahuasca, LSD, and other entheogens.

/ FEDERAL

Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) tweeted, “Legalize cannabis, erase nonviolent crime records, and invest in black and brown entrepreneurs.”

/ CONDITIONS

Florida Agriculture Commissioner tweeted, “Medical marijuana patients, like all patients, deserve to be protected from discrimination under our laws.” they also tweeted, “Legalizing adult marijuana makes sense and is the right thing: ✅ Strengthens our economy ✅ Begins to correct injustices in our judicial system ✅ Source of new government revenue”

The Idaho State Affairs Committee of the Senate held one Listen on a proposed constitutional amendment to prevent the state from legalizing marijuana or other drugs, and a vote is scheduled for Wednesday.

The Virginia The House General Laws Committee will hear a talk on the legalization of marijuana on Tuesday.

new York Regulators accepted requests for approval from hemp traders and traders.

Michigan Regulators sent a bulletin about the Bureau of Fire Services’ review of marijuana business plans.

Montana Regulators have sent an update on fingerprinting requirements in the medical cannabis business.

The Oregon The cannabis commission will meet on Wednesday.

Ohio Regulators will be considering changes to medical cannabis rules on February 2nd.

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/ LOCAL

ON New York City Mayoral candidate wants to legalize marijuana and psychedelics, and provide reparations to people harmed by the war on drugs.

Northampton, Massachusetts is the first community in the state to stop charging marijuana companies an annual Community Impact Fee.

Allegheny County, Pennsylvania argued in federal court that it should be able to deny prison employment to people who use medicinal cannabis.

/ INTERNATIONAL

Guyana The government and opposition have separate marijuana reform laws.

The leader of Scotland The Conservative Party replied to a question on a Facebook chat: “I don’t like magic mushrooms. In fact, there was also no mushroom in the spaghetti bolognese I had tonight. “

Thailand The government has published a legal guide on how to register cannabis companies.

The Antigua and Barbuda The Cannabis Board granted a company preliminary approval to grow medicinal cannabis.

/ SCIENCE & HEALTH

One review found that using hemp products had “benefits in addiction to cannabis, Epilepsy and anxiety disorders“And that” preclinically, hemp derivatives showed potential antioxidant, antihypertensive, anti-inflammatory, diabetic, neuroinflammatory, arthritic, acne and antimicrobial activities. “

One study found “no statistically significant differences in 30-day readmission rates for [irritable bowel syndrome]-specific causes when comparing patients who reported cannabis use with patients who did not ”but that“ cannabis use was associated with reduced 30-day hospital readmission rates for all causes ”.

/ Advocacy, Opinion & Analysis

The Connecticut Democratic Party tweeted about Governor Ned Lamont’s support for legalizing marijuana.

The Commonwealth Dispensary Association dropped a lawsuit against Massachusetts marijuana delivery rules favoring stock applicants after losing several of their member firms following a boycott.

The Drug Policy Alliance brought two new board members.

/ BUSINESS

Innovative Industrial Properties, Inc. concluded a sale-leaseback transaction Harvest Health & Recreation Inc. for a property in Florida.

New Cannabis Ventures reportedly received a leaked record from the CEO of iAnthus Capital Holdings, Inc. and an investor discussing events leading to a plan where current shareholders only have 2.75% of the company.

/ CULTURE

Lil Waynes The cannabis brand GKUA Ultra Premium is expanding to Colorado.

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