GOP law would make cannabis and psilocybin research easier (Newsletter: December 22, 2021)

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VA Panel Votes to Accelerate Sales; Congressional Marijuana Memo; CA AG: Seal Cannabis Records; Edible German bus tickets enriched with hemp

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/ MOST IMPORTANT THINGS

the Joint Commission of the Virginia Legislature on Cannabis Control voted to accelerate recreational marijuana sales. With the approval of the entire House of Representatives and Senate, existing medical cannabis dispensaries could be sold to adults on January 1, 2023.

Representatives Dave Joyce (R-OH) and Don Young (R-AK) sent a letter demanding that President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris be serious about marijuana reform and remove them from List I.

  • “Your persistent silence speaks volumes.”

Congressional Cannabis Caucus Co-Chairs Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Barbara Lee (D-CA) issued a new memo that looks back on marijuana dynamics in 2021 and priorities for 2022.

California Attorney General Rob Bonta (D) issued a memo calling on the county prosecutors not to postpone the required sealing and dismissal of previous marijuana convictions under a law drafted as a member of the congregation.

ONE Republican representative in Missouri who supports a resolution to legalize marijuana on the 2022 ballot, says he is not optimistic about overcoming his own party’s resistance to reform.

Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe BVG sells hemp-infused tickets, it says bus and subway drivers can eat to keep calm during the holiday season. The new German government has committed to legalizing marijuana nationwide.

/ FEDERATION

ONE Federal judge a 90-year-old critically ill man serving life in prison for a non-violent marijuana trafficking offense, granted a compassionate release.

Majority Leader in the Senate, Chuck Schumer (D-NY) tweeted. “I’m working with @SenBooker and @RonWyden to get our Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act passed. Because we have to end the federal ban and implement criminal justice reforms. And that is exactly what our bill does. “

Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) spoke at a Senate meeting speech of his work on legislation to remove barriers to marijuana research which he believes is necessary before it is legalized or decriminalized.

/ CONDITIONS

New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) tweeted, “This year my government legalized cannabis, fulfilling a promise to the people of New Mexico, who overwhelmingly supported the effort. Legalized cannabis will create thousands of NM jobs and generate millions in revenue. “

Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Nikki Fried, currently Agriculture Commissioner, tweeted that 420 donors had been attracted to her campaign and said, “And yes, it is high time to legalize marijuana !! We have to win first! “

the Louisiana The House of Representatives Criminal Justice Subcommittee on the Impact of Legalizing Cannabis held its first hearing.

ONE Tennessee The rep tweeted: “The Democrats have worked for years to play a handful of GOP games as if they were on board, but never the bills. It is time for this to happen, and it is time to listen to 81% of Tenneseers who want to see cannabis reform! “

ONE Massachusetts The senator tweeted, “Let’s face it: we need legal, public places for adults to use cannabis in communities that want it. I filed p.65 to address annoying issues and promote public health by allowing adults to consume cannabis after buying them at a pharmacy. “

Texas Regulators appealed to the state Supreme Court against a ruling lifting their ban on smokable hemp, a move that reinstates the directive for the time being.

Michigan Regulators asked a judge to reconsider a decision they say could allow moldy and contaminated marijuana to be sold.

new York Regulatory Authorities Approved Changes to the cannabinoid hemp rules. Separately that Chairman of the Cannabis Control Board said she hoped to have draft marijuana rules available for public comment sometime in the first quarter or next year.

Colorado Regulators have passed new marijuana and hemp rules.

Arizona Regulators received more than 1,500 applications for licenses for 26 social justice marijuana dispensaries.

Maine Regulators submitted a report on the hemp program to lawmakers.

New Jersey Regulators have posted an FAQ about marijuana business license applications.

Washington Regulators have sent an update on the transition to a new marijuana tracking system.

Oregon Regulators will hold a hearing on marijuana and hemp rules on Monday.


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/ LOCAL

Portland, Oregon Officials issued a memo forecasting cannabis revenues.

/ INTERNATIONAL

ONE Canadian Legislator filed one bill Decriminalize drug possession and clear past records.

Australia Therapeutic Good Administration turned down a proposal to postpone psilocybin and MDMA.

Malaysia The Deputy Minister for Communication and Multimedia calls for the legalization of the cultivation of marijuana and kratom for medicinal purposes.

/ SCIENCE & HEALTH

A review concluded that “it is obvious that the risks are out Driving after using cannabis are much lower than other behaviors such as drink-driving, speeding or using cell phones while driving “and that” as the medical and recreational use of cannabis becomes more common, the elimination of traffic offenses in the presence of cannabis should be considered (while impairment-based Criminal offenses). “

/ RESPONSIBILITY, OPINION & ANALYSIS

the US Cannabis Council launched a new Diversity, Justice and Inclusion Task Force that includes NAACP and National Urban League officials, former basketball player Isiah Thomas and former MP Carlos Curbelo (R-FL).

/ SHOP

Acreage Holdings, Inc. secured a $ 150 million credit facility with AFC Gamma, Inc. and Viridescent Realty Trust, Inc.

A psilocybin patent by COMPASS Pathways PLC is being questioned.

Havn Life Sciences Inc. announced that it is exporting naturally-derived psilocybin from its Jamaica facility to the United States

Numinus Wellness Inc. started trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

Innovative Industrial Properties, Inc. announced a quarterly dividend of $ 1.50 per share.

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