Legal Cannabis “Inevitable” In RI, Says House Speaker (Newsletter: July 9, 2021)

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White House: Rethink marijuana ban for athletes; CBC Urges Biden To Reverse Cannabis Deportations; IL sales; First complete iPhone app for marijuana delivery

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/ MOST IMPORTANT THINGS

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki and the US Anti-Doping Agency both said it was time to rethink the marijuana policies that punish Olympic athletes like Sha’Carri Richardson.

  • “Hopefully this case can serve as an example of the reasons why it is time to revisit the subject.”

Speaker in the Rhode Island home said marijuana legalization is “inevitable” and will happen “soon” but he is not being rushed and wants to get the details right. Legislators could come back to do this in late September or early October, he said.

30 members of the Congressional Black Caucus sent a letter calling on President Joe Biden to reverse the cases of immigrants deported for marijuana – including a Navy veteran.

The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation reported that retailers sold more recreational marijuana products in June than any other month since legal sales began in early 2020.

Eaze launched an updated iPhone app that finally allows people to buy and pay for marijuana supplies within the app. It did so shortly after Apple introduced a change to the App Store policy that lifted restrictions on cannabis companies.

/ FEDERATION

The White House National Drug Control Policy Office held a government-wide meeting with other agencies to begin formulating the national drug control strategy.

The US attorney for Nevada encourages people to provide references to hash oil laboratories to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Majority Leader in the Senate, Chuck Schumer (D-NY) tweeted: “We must end the federal marijuana ban while ensuring restorative justice for those harmed by the war on drugs. I’m working with @SenBooker and @RonWyden on comprehensive marijuana reform legislation. “

Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) published a report on the deportation of immigrant veterans, including those fined for “using self-medication with illegal substances”.

Representative Angie Craig (D-MN) tweeted: “I’m not afraid to call Democrats if they’re wrong. I hope this government will change course in federal cannabis policy. “

Representative Jamaal Bowman (D-NY) tweeted, “White and black Americans smoke weed equally quickly, but black Americans are almost four times more likely to be arrested for it. Ending the federal marijuana ban is a racial justice issue. “

Representative Mike Garcia (R-CA) tweeted: “The illegal marijuana cultivation in # CA25 affects people’s daily lives. While historic progress has been made, more work remains to be done. From stolen water supplies, persecution when leaving the house and disregard for the environment – Californians deserve better. “

/ CONDITIONS

New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) tweeted: “Last spring I convened the #NMleg for a special meeting to redeem the promise of legalized recreational cannabis. We kept this promise and created a new economic engine for New Mexico. “

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey (R) ‘s press release about the appointment of a new Supreme Court Justice mentions her previous work on medical cannabis and drug testing.

California The attorney general said he believed psychedelics policy reform is now where marijuana was a few years ago.

Nevadas The attorney general tweeted about the Nevada Athletic Commission ending marijuana sentences for fighters.

The South Dakota The attorney general said medical cannabis cards issued by Indian tribes are valid.

A Indiana Law providing positive defense for drivers who tested positive for marijuana metabolites but are not responsible for traffic accidents went into effect.

Georgia Regulators voted to complete application evaluations for medical cannabis growers.

Washington Regulators approved measures to develop regulations on delta-8 THC and other additives, and to review criminal records for marijuana business licensees. They also gave a Policy statement about marijuana licenses for businesses in jurisdictions where local regulations prohibit sales.

The Alabama Board of Medical Examiners warns patients about companies that claim they can pre-register people for medical cannabis.

Michigan Regulators released a bulletin about the types of changes marijuana companies must report.

Vermont Regulators discussed marijuana prevention in adolescents.

Pennsylvania Regulators tweeted about how the state’s Farm Bill is funding a program to promote specialty crop block grants that encourage the cultivation of hemp and other crops.


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/ LOCAL

The Prairie Village, Kansas The city council’s full committee discussed a proposal to decriminalize marijuana.

Louisville, Kentucky’s The police chief rejected concerns that ending arrests and prosecutions for petty crimes such as marijuana possession will not add to the rise in violent crime.

The Billings, Montana The city council is considering putting action on the ballot to ask voters what types of marijuana businesses the city can operate.

/ INTERNATIONAL

Argentina The Senate has passed a law on medical cannabis.

Canada Federal government supports the establishment of a provincial industrial association for hemp processing in Alberta.

The United Kingdom Government set up a new joint anti-drug unit in conjunction with the release of a new one report on drug issues.

Australia The Ministry of Health said it was not responsible for the price of medicinal cannabis products sold by pharmacies.

/ SCIENCE & HEALTH

One study found that “previous cannabis use, as assessed objectively by urinalysis, results in a decreased need for” Blood pressure support during general anesthesia. “

A case study of a stroke patient concluded that “the administration of tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol as an oral spray in a ratio of 1: 1” the pain situation improves and quality of life quickly and permanently. “

/ RESPONSIBILITY, OPINION & ANALYSIS

The Editor of the Los Angeles Times said it was time to change the rules that punish athletes for marijuana.

A leader of Harvard University project on psychedelics law and regulation talked about the plans of the project.

/ COMPANIES

Trulieve Cannabis Corp. acquired Anna Holdings LLC, the subsidiary of Chamounix Ventures, LLC, which owns Keystone Shops Pennsylvania’s medical cannabis dispensaries.

Curaleaf International exported more than a ton of medicinal cannabis flowers from Portugal to Israel.

Terra Tech Corp. has completed its merger with UMBRLA, Inc. and will now operate as Unrivaled Brands, Inc.

KushCo Holdings, Inc. Quarterly revenue of $ 28.3 million and a net loss of $ 8 million.

The founder and chairman of atai Life Sciences AG said he supports decriminalization but not legalization of psychedelics outside of a medical context.

Clark Hill PLC recruits attorneys from Hoban Law Group, which is being closed

Comscore and Fyllo are working together on a product that enables targeted marketing to CBD consumers.

Workers ask a federal judge to refuse to do so Cresco Labs dismiss a breach of contract suit accusing the company of failing to pay employees for the time they spent putting on and taking off required personal protective equipment.

A charge of charge Eaze sending unsolicited text messages is stopped by the plaintiffs.

Rubicon Organics Inc. Got $ 8 million in loan finance.

Here’s a look at where different Health Systems in South Dakota whether their doctors should be able to make medical cannabis recommendations.

/ CULTURE

Chris Rock told a short film about the injustices of the marijuana ban that airs on PBS channels.

Diddy criticized the marijuana-related suspension of runner Sha’Carri Richardson.

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