Biden government continues cannabis penalties for public housing (Newsletter: November 10, 2021)

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VA Elections put marijuana adoption at risk; Mexican Senators Agree to Give Priority to Cannabis; Celebrities and industry are joining forces to drive federal legalization

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/ MOST IMPORTANT THINGS

the Housing and Urban Development Department says federal law mandates that people who use marijuana continue to be denied access to public accommodation – even for medical purposes, under state law. The comments come in a letter to MP Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), who asked the Biden government to exercise discretion on cannabis enforcement.

Virginia election results, which gave Republicans control of the governor’s office and the House of Representatives, could seriously jeopardize the chances of legal marijuana sales. And if they do, politics will likely focus less on equity and justice than the plan that the Democrats passed this year, but which will have to be reinstated by the next legislature.

Mexico’s Senate Majority Leader said the multi-party political coordination body had agreed, among other things, in the current legislature to give priority to cannabis laws.

Seth Rogen and Sarah Silverman has partnered with the Cannabis Voter Project, the US Cannabis Council, and several marijuana companies to launch a campaign encouraging people to pressure their US Senators into state legalization.

Oregon’s Drugs Decriminalization Act, which was passed by voters a year ago, created $ 300 million in new funding for treatments and services. And there have been no drug possession arrests since it went into effect.

/ FEDERATION

the U.S. Department of Agriculture published short podcasts on a national Hemp survey it directs.

Majority Leader in the Senate, Chuck Schumer (D-NY) tweeted: “The time has come to end federal marijuana bans, implement criminal law reforms, and ensure justice for the communities hardest hit by the war on drugs. I’m working with @SenBooker and @RonWyden to get our Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act passed to do just that. “

Sen. John Hickenlooper (D-CO) tweeted, “Americans support legalized marijuana, and now Congress is catching up. My first amendment of its kind will help us create a national standard to prevent cannabis-impaired driving. “

Representative Matt Gaetz (R-FL) tweeted about a new documentary on the illegal cultivation of cannabis, saying, “I reviewed this film as an ‘enforcement first’ critic of marijuana policy. It’s very convincing and has already led to productive discussions with my colleague @RepMikeGarcia, who is featured in the piece. “

Representative Jay Obernolte (R-CA) tweeted: “Southern California has seen an alarming escalation in large-scale illegal marijuana cultivation that threatens our environment, our water resources and the safety of our community.”

/ CONDITIONS

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves (R) said he continues Work with lawmakers to address concerns about the medical cannabis bill.

Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Nikki Fried, currently Agriculture Commissioner, tweeted a video of herself with her medical cannabis card.

Texas Democratic Attorney General Lee Merritt tweeted, “It is time to reconsider our approach to public safety. Imagine if, instead of waging a war on drugs, we viewed it as a public health crisis. Imagine if our response to people in mental crisis were not state violence. We can build a system based on compassion. “

Marylands House Cannabis Referendum and Legalization Workgroup met.

the Massachusetts The Legislature’s Joint Financial Services Committee held a hearing on laws allowing medical cannabis health insurance.

A Ohio The Senator has tabled a bill to extend the right to medical cannabis to any patient who is “reasonably expected” to benefit from it.

New Jersey The supervisory authorities voted in favor of

Oregon Regulators resumed processing new marijuana retailers, wholesalers, and processing licenses.

Oklahomas The leading medical cannabis regulator spoke about challenges in monitoring the industry.

Florida Regulators ordered Curaleaf to recall medical cannabis products that failed mold tests.

Alaska Regulators have adopted changes to the rules governing the packaging of marijuana products.

Virginia Regulators have enacted regulations on hemp consumable products and separately to lift requirements for reporting previous marijuana convictions by certain applicants or licensees.

the California The Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Cannabis Restoration Grant Program provided nearly $ 1 million in funding for water catchment restoration and improvement projects.

Connecticut Regulators will use software from Consultants Consortium, Inc. and Forian for the state’s marijuana tracking system.

Arkansas has raised more than $ 50 million in medical cannabis tax revenue since it launched.

Nevada Regulators will hold a public workshop on issues related to the marijuana business on Wednesday.


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/ LOCAL

Arcata, California Officials sent guidelines on the city’s policy to decriminalize psychedelics.

the Billings, Montana The city council approved the updated marijuana rules.

the Lincoln County, South Dakota The commission cleared a public hearing for the county’s first medical cannabis business license application.

Oakland, California Officials discussed cannabis equity loans and grants.

/ INTERNATIONAL

Colombian President Iván Duque highlighted the potential of his country’s medical cannabis law.

Malaysia Health minister wants medical cannabis to be allowed.

/ SCIENCE & HEALTH

A study in mice found that “Administration of the phytocannabinoid Δ9-THC promoted significant functional recovery from traumatic brain injury in the areas of working memory and movement function. “

/ RESPONSIBILITY, OPINION & ANALYSIS

the National Black Caucus of State Legislators will host a session on marijuana legalization at its conference next month.

the Association of the California Cannabis Industry released a report examining government-funded social justice marijuana programs.

the Harm Reduction Consortium publishes a new Global Drug Policy Index that documents, measures and compares countries’ drug policies.

/ COMPANIES

Springbig goes public through a merger with Tuatara Capital Acquisition Corporation.

Aurora Cannabis Inc. reported quarterly net sales of $ 60.1 million and an adjusted EBITDA loss of $ 12.1 million.

MedMen Enterprises Inc. reported quarterly revenues of $ 39.8 million and a net loss of $ 55.3 million.

HEXO Corp. establishes after the acquisition of Redecan, Zenabis Global Inc. and 48North Cannabis Corp. three of its cannabis production facilities shut down.

iAnthus is sued by a former compliance director who claims he was racially discriminated against, demoted and then forced to resign.

Cronos Group Inc. delayed submission of quarterly financial results.

COMPASS Pathways plc announced positive results from its Phase IIb clinical trial of psilocybin therapy for treatment-resistant depression.

/ CULTURE

Mike Tysons Tyson 2.0 announced its board of directors.

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