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Congressional progressives push Biden on marijuana; Anti-monopoly cannabis industry toolkit; CT sales; NV lawmakers consider cultivation tax overhaul

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Another federal judge ruled that the ban on gun possession for marijuana consumers is unconstitutional.

The Congressional Progressive Caucus is urging the Biden administration to “expedite” its marijuana scheduling review and reinstate protections for state-legal cannabis programs that were rescinded under the Trump administration.

The Parabola Center for Law and Policy released a new toolkit to help policymakers and advocates fight against monopolization in the marijuana industry.

The Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection reported that retailers sold $22.2 million worth of legal marijuana products in March.

The Nevada Assembly Revenue Committee held a hearing on a bill to revise current marijuana tax rules that growers say threaten to put them out of business.


A National Cancer Institute panel on cannabis use during treatment will meet on May 25.

Rep. Tony Gonzales (R-TX) said, “I’m from Texas. We don’t have marijuana here.”


A spokesperson for Maryland Gov. Wes Moore (D) said “he does plan to sign” a bill to regulate marijuana sales that lawmakers passed over the weekend.

Indiana House Democrats tweeted, “🍃Legalized marijuana would boost our local economy, help Hoosiers struggling with certain health conditions and keep nonviolent offenders out of prison. Indiana Republicans voted against all of these improvements.”

Here’s a look at pending Oklahoma marijuana reform bills this session.

Washington State regulators issued an interpretive statement about enforcement of cannabis plant canopy rules.

Alabama regulators are facing three lawsuits challenging their medical cannabis business licensing process.

Arkansas regulators are delaying action on a medical cannabis dispensary’s request to move locations.

The Kansas Department of Transportation is urging people not to drive while impaired ahead of 4/20.

Utah regulators posted an update about the medical cannabis program.

Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Advisory Board will meet on Wednesday.

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The Hoboken, New Jersey City Council passed a resolution calling on the state to ban delta-8 THC products.

Uxbridge, Massachusetts is being sued by a cannabis business over local impact fees that were allegedly not properly documented.


A Uruguayan senator introduced legislation to legalize medical use of certain psychedelics.

Argentina’s government is expected to file cannabis regulations in the coming weeks.

The Netherlands government formed a commission to investigate the risks and benefits of MDMA.

Germany’s health minister is inviting people to submit questions about cannabis and other issues for an upcoming “office hours” event.


A study found “direct evidence of the use of multiple drugs in Bronze Age Menorca.”


The Indiana Democratic Party tweeted, “Republicans rejected a proposal to legalize marijuana. The vast majority of Hoosiers want us to join all of our neighbors and end the complete prohibition on cannabis.”


Tilray Brands Inc. reported quarterly net revenue of $145.6 million and a net loss of $1.2 billion. It also announced it is acquiring Hexo Corp.

Curaleaf Holdings, Inc. completed its acquisition of Deseret Wellness.

CannTrust Holdings Inc. has again been granted creditor protection and will wind down operations.

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Tom Angell is the editor of Marijuana Moment. A 20-year veteran in the cannabis law reform movement, he covers the policy and politics of marijuana. Separately, he founded the nonprofit Marijuana Majority. Previously he reported for and MassRoots, and handled media relations and campaigns for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition and Students for Sensible Drug Policy.


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