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NY Marijuana Regulators Confirmed; Senators Receive Comments On Cannabis Law; Seattle Task Force: Discriminate All Drugs; MAs $ 2 billion in marijuana sales

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/ MOST IMPORTANT THINGS

the Drug Enforcement Administration proposed a massive increase in the amount of marijuana and psilocybin that can be legally made for research, which he said are “necessary steps towards possible Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of new drugs.”

Several major cannabis advocates and industry organizations Comments submitted on bill from Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY). Marijuana Moment has put together a look at concerns about taxes, equity, interstate trade, licensing, and more that have been raised by groups.

New York Governor Kathy Hochul (D) appointed – and the Senate upheld – two key officials who will be responsible for kickstarting the state’s legal marijuana market.

Seattle, Washington’s Innovative Recovery Overdose Emergencies Task Force recommends the city decriminalize all drugs – and says psychedelics in particular could be a promising treatment for substance abuse and mental health problems.

the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission announced that retailers and delivery services have sold more than $ 2 billion worth of legal marijuana since legalization began.

/ FEDERATION

the US Forest Service published a post on cleaning up illegal marijuana growing areas.

Representative Thomas Massie (R-KY) tweeted, “I will defend your right to take, consume, or receive any vaccine, food, drug, or treatment you want, whether the government approves it or not … I don’t care whether you use mushrooms or marijuana.” to take.”

/ CONDITIONS

California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) signed a bill to exempt marijuana grown under a research production license from the Drug Enforcement Administration from government regulations. Separate from it is the state Top cannabis regulator spoke about efforts to consolidate rulemaking and oversight.

Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Nikki Fried, currently Agriculture Commissioner, filed a disclosure form stating that she had an approximately $ 130,000 investment in Harvest Health & Recreation, Inc.

the South Dakota The Legislature’s Medical Marijuana Subcommittee has voted to recommend a ban on home-growing medical cannabis.

A Illinois Richter issued an order preventing regulators from granting marijuana business licenses to recent lottery winners.

Colorado Regulators have launched new online portals for the marijuana business and employee Licensing.

Nevada Regulators are rolling out an ACH payment function for applicants and license fees for marijuana agent cards.

Arizona Regulators published a list of certified medical cannabis testing laboratories.

new York Regulators have published a list of authorized hemp research partners.

Ohio Regulators released updated data on medical cannabis licenses and employees.

Michigan Regulators will hold a training and briefing on social justice in marijuana on Thursday.

the New Mexico The Advisory Committee on Cannabis Regulation meets on Thursday.

Oregon The Advisory Committee on Cannabis Testing Rules will meet on September 9th.


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/ LOCAL

New York City Democratic mayoral candidate Eric Adams, when asked about the state’s new marijuana legalization law, said, “Bring the Joints.”

A San Luis Obispo County, California The review concluded that a marijuana grower’s bribes may have influenced at least two board decisions.

Sonoma County, California Officials conduct a cannabis visioning survey.

/ INTERNATIONAL

Canada The Liberal Party said it would consult with medical experts about the therapeutic use of psilocybin. Separately from it Regina, Saskatchewan The Board of Police Commissioners passed a resolution calling for research into the possible decriminalization of drugs.

British Virgin Islands Prime Minister Andrew Fahie said the former governor of the territory should have raised concerns about a cannabis law before it was passed.

A south african Draft law to legalize marijuana use and cultivation according to court rulings is rejected by the plaintiff in this case.

A Australian Lawmakers tweeted, “Thousands of deaths from drug overdoses could be prevented if the government had the courage to legalize cannabis and decriminalize all other drugs for personal use.”

/ SCIENCE & HEALTH

A review concluded that “medical cannabis use” reduces the duration and frequency of migraines and headaches of unknown origin ”and that“ patients suffering from migraines and related diseases can benefit from medical cannabis therapy because of its convenience and effectiveness ”.

A study found that marijuana legalization in Canada “was not related to evidence of significant changes after legalization” traffic accident [emergency department] visited in Ontario or Alberta among all drivers or especially young drivers. “

/ RESPONSIBILITY, OPINION & ANALYSIS

Colorado NORML Rejects election to raise marijuana taxes and use the proceeds to fund educational programs.

the National Center for Immigration Justice tweeted: “As states legalize marijuana, it is important that policymakers keep sight of the ongoing harm that many people will continue to face unless we also address the unfair immigration laws that criminalize immigrants.”

/ COMPANIES

Amazon encourages its delivery partners to advertise that they will not test employees for marijuana.

A subsidiary of The Boston Beer Company, Inc. partners with WeedMD RX Inc. and Peak Processing Solutions to create non-alcoholic cannabis beverages in Canada.

TerAscend Corp. acquires Gage Growth Corp.

HEXO Corp. completed the acquisition of 48North Cannabis Corp.

Harvest Health & Recreation Inc. sells Florida medical cannabis license to Planet 13 Holdings Inc.

Green Thumb Industries Inc. acquired GreenStar Herbals, Inc.

Ayr Wellness Inc. acquires PA Natural Medicine, LLC.

Greenlane Holdings, Inc. and KushCo Holdings, Inc. their merger completed.

Organigram Holdings Inc. filed a final base prospectus in abbreviated form to qualify for distribution of stocks, debt instruments, subscription warrants, warrants and shares up to C $ 500 million.

/ CULTURE

Rosario Dawson spoke about joining Cann’s board of directors and the need for equity in the marijuana industry.

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