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Canadian lawmakers approve legalization bill (Newsletter: Nov. 28, 2017)

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CT governor candidates debate cannabis; V.A. still wrong on marijuana laws; IL legalization hearing

 

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The Canadian House of Commons voted 200-82 to approve the government’s marijuana legalization bill on third reading, sending it to the Senate.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/cannabis-legalization-legislation-1.4421910
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https://twitter.com/JustinTrudeau/status/935311771367227392
Conservative senators are threatening to hold up the legislation.
https://globalnews.ca/news/3884108/tories-marijuana-bill-c-45-senate/

Illinois lawmakers will hold a marijuana legalization hearing on Tuesday.
http://salsa4.salsalabs.com/o/51609/t/0/blastContent.jsp?email_blast_KEY=1365273

A survey found that more Americans think using social media and texting while driving is more dangerous than driving under the influence of marijuana.
https://www.usnews.com/news/national-news/articles/2017-11-28/new-poll-shows-americans-consider-texting-more-dangerous-than-marijuana-while-driving

 

FEDERAL

U.S. Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction John Sopko testified before Congress that there is “no strategy” for countering the nation’s illegal drug trade.
https://www.c-span.org/video/?437618-2/washington-journal-news-headlines-viewer-calls&start=5601

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs continues to incorrectly claim that “federal Law prohibits VA physicians from…completing forms/paperwork necessary for patients to enroll in State marijuana programs.” No such statute exists; only internal department policy blocks its physicians from recommending state-legal medical cannabis.
http://ktvl.com/news/local/medical-consultants-and-the-va-weigh-in-on-medical-marijuana

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) spoke about efforts to reform federal marijuana laws:

  • “For years, Big Pharma has played a major role in preventing cannabis research by lobbying Congress for more stringent and outdated cannabis regulation laws, as well as partnering with Tobacco and Alcohol special interest groups to fund anti-legalization campaigns.”

http://blog.sfgate.com/smellthetruth/2017/11/27/qa-congresswoman-tulsi-gabbard-on-the-future-of-marijuana-legalization/

A former Seattle, Washington police officer pleaded guilty to federal charges of trafficking marijuana to the East Coast.
https://www.justice.gov/usao-wdwa/pr/former-seattle-police-officer-pleads-guilty-role-drug-conspiracy-transporting-large

The U.S. Senate bill to undo the 280E tax penalty on marijuana businesses got one new cosponsor, bringing the total to six.
https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/777/cosponsors?pageSort=lastToFirst

 

STATES

In a gubernatorial campaign email, Middletown, Connecticut Mayor Dan Drew (D) wrote about the benefits of legalizing marijuana:

  • “By regulating our marijuana markets and ending a lengthy prohibition, Connecticut can create a new agricultural sector in the Connecticut River Valley. The state can protect the tens of thousands of Connecticut cannabis consumers from tainted products and unknown potencies. Our government can stop the destructive drug policies that disproportionately impact both poor and minority communities. Legalizing marijuana will help raise revenue to fix Connecticut’s budget crisis.”

https://patch.com/connecticut/middletown-ct/drew-vows-legalize-marijuana-if-elected-governor
Drew and other candidates will discuss marijuana policy at a debate hosted by pro-legalization groups on Tuesday.
http://www.wfsb.com/story/36932824/first-gubernatorial-debate-to-focus-on-marijuana

Police in Hawaii are asking medical cannabis patients to voluntarily surrender firearms to comply with state and federal gun policies.
https://www.leafly.com/news/politics/surrender-your-guns-police-tell-hawaiian-medical-marijuana-patients

A New Hampshire banking regulator testified about the cannabis industry’s financial services access issues before the state’s marijuana legalization study commission.
http://nhpr.org/post/marijuana-legalization-nh-banks-weigh-reputation-risk

California tax officials will hold a public meeting to “discuss developments in income tax administration relating to the cannabis industry” next Tuesday.
https://www.ftb.ca.gov/professionals/taxnews/Editions/2017/November.shtml

The Florida Legislature’s Joint Administrative Procedures Committee will receive an update on medical cannabis implementation from regulators next Thursday.
https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Calendar/2018/Interim_Calendars_2017-11-27_171129.PDF

 

LOCAL

The Sacramento, California City Council is expected to vote on allowing recreational marijuana businesses on Tuesday.
http://www.capradio.org/articles/2017/11/27/sacramento-to-vote-tuesday-on-legalizing-recreational-marijuana/

 

INTERNATIONAL

The Canadian government launched a public education campaign aimed at reducing marijuana-impaired driving.
https://news.lift.co/federal-government-launches-dont-drive-high-campaign/

 

ADVOCACY

This article has interesting insight into a split in the Oklahoma activist community resulting in two separate groups, both called Oklahomans for Health, campaigning for a pending medical cannabis ballot measure.
http://newsok.com/oklahoma-election-date-on-medical-marijuana-remains-hazy/article/5573329

Travel writer Rick Steves and Illinois activists will hold a press conference in support of marijuana legalization legislation that lawmakers are hearing on Tuesday.
https://twitter.com/MarijuanaPolicy/status/935202312569671680

A new book examines the the rise and fall of the marijuana law reform movement in the 1970s and 80s.
https://newrepublic.com/article/145979/promise-legal-pot

 

SCIENCE & HEALTH

A review found “empirical support for the antipsychotic effects of CBD and indicate[d] reduced side effects, high tolerability, and superior cost-effectiveness compared to regular antipsychotic medication.”
http://openjournals.maastrichtuniversity.nl/MSJPN/article/view/278

A Kaiser Permanente survey in Washington State found that one in seven adult primary care patients — and two in five young adult patients — say they’ve used marijuana in the past year.
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/recent-news/news-2017/patient-marijuana-use
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http://www.jabfm.org/content/30/6/795.full

A study of children and adults who inadvertently ingested marijuana products found that “pediatric patients had more severe symptoms and longer hospital length of stay, and, uniquely, a majority presented with leukocytosis and elevated lactic acid levels.”
http://www.annemergmed.com/article/S0196-0644(17)31657-8/fulltext
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https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/edible-marijuana-products-pose-risks-to-children-annals-of-emergency-medicine-study-finds-300562094.html

A study concluded that “marijuana use appears to be associated with subclinical atherosclerosis, but only among ever tobacco users.”
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/add.14110/full

A study tried to determine the “optimum sowing rate of industrial hemp.”
http://dspace.emu.ee/xmlui/handle/10492/3498

 

OPINION & ANALYSIS

A poll found that New York voters support legalizing marijuana, 62% – 28%.
https://www.marijuanamoment.net/new-yorkers-support-legalizing-marijuana-budget-fix-poll-finds/
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https://twitter.com/LizKrueger/status/935263438263275522

 

BUSINESS

Fourth Corner Credit Union, an aspiring state-chartered Colorado financial services provider, is scaling back its court battle to open and is now pushing only to serve advocacy groups instead of plant-touching marijuana businesses.
https://mjbizdaily.com/denver-credit-union-continues-marijuana-banking-crusade-new-lawsuit-strategy/

The Insurance Information Institute claims that legalizing marijuana could cause New Jersey car insurance premiums to rise.
http://nj1015.com/would-legal-marijuana-mean-higher-auto-insurance-rates-in-nj/

Canadian licensed marijuana producer Beleave partnered with a road safety group to rebrand some products as “consequence strains” to highlight the dangers of driving under the influence.
http://www.adweek.com/creativity/bbdo-made-marijuana-strains-whose-curious-names-will-harsh-your-mellow/

Apple removed from the app store a game that advocates said glorified the bloody Philippine “drug war.”
http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2017/11/28/1763342/apple-removes-games-imitate-bloody-war-drugs

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AZ adult-use cannabis sales begin (Newsletter: January 25, 2021)

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VA legal marijuana bill clears key committee; WA lawmakers approve cannabis homegrow; SBA weighs in on USDA hemp rule; MO hotel cannabis license bill

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There are now 415 cannabis-related bills moving through state legislatures and Congress for 2021 sessions. 

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The Virginia Senate Rehabilitation and Social Services Committee amended and approved a marijuana legalization bill that was introduced by the governor and top lawmakers. The panel rejected an amendment to strip cannabis home cultivation rights from the legislation, which now heads to the Judiciary Committee.

Arizona recreational marijuana sales officially began after regulators approved applications from existing medical cannabis dispensaries. This is the fastest that sales have launched in any state following voter approval of legalization.

The Washington House Commerce and Gaming Committee approved a bill to legalize marijuana home cultivation. Most other legal states already let adults cultivate their own cannabis, but it’s still a felony in Washington.

The Small Business Administration said the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s final revised hemp rules fix a number of problems with the earlier draft but that “some concerns remained unaddressed.”

A Missouri representative filed a bill to create a new “medical marijuana lodging establishment” license to let hotels and Airbnbs allow guests to consume cannabis on site.

/ FEDERAL

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said hemp rules it recently filed won’t be placed on hold under an executive order President Joe Biden issued concerning regulations from the final days of the prior administration.

Rep. Charlie Crist (D-FL) tweeted, “Floridians voted OVERWHELMINGLY in support of #medicalmarijuana & it’s time state laws & employers catch up. Proud to see @TinaPolsky & @DuranForFlorida introduce a bill similar to my Fairness in Federal Drug Testing, protecting vets and other employees who use cannabis legally!”

/ STATES

Pennsylvania’s lieutenant governor tweeted, “Dear Diary, It has been 478 days since @GovernorTomWolf and I first called for immediate decriminalization and a path to legalization of adult-use cannabis. Yet still, no action on this commonsense issue to let people choose for themselves.”

New York’s lieutenant governor tweeted, “Not only will legalizing adult-use cannabis be a step towards righting the wrongs of an unjust system, it will provide much-needed revenue for New York!”

South Dakota’s House majority leader and minority leader spoke about efforts to implement voter-approved marijuana initiatives.

The Utah House Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment Committee approved a bill to block cities from banning hemp cultivation.

A Florida senator filed a bill to let medical cannabis dispensaries sell recreational marijuana. Separately, Senate Democrats tweeted about another bill to protect public employees from being fired for medical cannabis use.

Hawaii lawmakers filed marijuana legalization legislation.

New Mexico marijuana legalization bills could be filed this week.

The District of Columbia Court of Appeals ruled that a person who purchases a legal amount of marijuana for another person is not guilty of distribution when they transfer it to the person who provided the funds.

Michigan regulators created a marijuana Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Workgroup. Senate Democrats tweeted, “BIPOC communities have suffered the most under the drug war yet benefitted the least from the cannabis industry. We must nip discrimination in the bud via #CJReform & equity programs that strengthen this growing business.”

California regulators sent a notice about restrictions on marijuana billboard advertising. Separately, they proposed emergency regulations on sharing marijuana business information with financial institutions.

Oregon regulators published a draft of marijuana compliance testing requirements.

Colorado regulators will host town halls on marijuana social equity and delivery on Wednesday and on February 11.


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Detroit, Michigan’s planning commission will hold a hearing on proposed marijuana rules on February 4.

San Francisco, California officials are conducting a survey on the growth of the marijuana industry and the effectiveness of the city’s Cannabis Equity Program.

/ INTERNATIONAL

The government of the Netherlands will continue to allow the supply of cannabis medicines to the UK until July despite Brexit.

The Isle of Man’s parliament approved regulations allowing medical cannabis cultivation.

Spain’s Supreme Court ruled that Catalonia lacks the power to regulate marijuana clubs.

Japan’s government is considering increasing marijuana penalties.

/ SCIENCE & HEALTH

A study of chronic pain patients found that “approximately one-third of patients in the cohort remained on medical cannabis for six months” and that “pain intensity and pain-related interference scores were reduced and [quality of life] and general health symptoms scores were improved compared with baseline.”

A study found that “cannabidiol can selectively kill a subset of Gram-negative bacteria that includes the ‘urgent threat’ pathogen Neisseria gonorrhoeae.”

/ ADVOCACY, OPINION & ANALYSIS

A poll found that India residents oppose legalizing marijuana, 55%-36%.

The Commonwealth Dispensary Association has lost several of its member businesses in the wake of a boycott over its decision to sue Massachusetts regulators over marijuana delivery rules that favor equity applicants.

Marijuana activist Jason Robert Karimi has been charged by federal prosecutors with allegedly threatening an unnamed member of Congress, including saying he would “cause you pain in every way possible” and “make it so you can’t even walk in anything but a wheelchair.”

/ BUSINESS

HEXO Operations Inc. is voluntarily recalling cannabis vape pens due to a hardware defect.

Choice Consolidation Corp. is a new special purpose acquisition corporation formed by former Cresco Labs and  Green Thumb Industries Inc. executives.

Cresco Labs closed an overnight marketed offering of subordinate voting shares for total gross proceeds of approximately $125 million.

Canadian retailers sold C$261.4 million worth of legal marijuana products in November.

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First federal cannabis bill of new Congress filed (Newsletter: January 22, 2021)

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CT gov’s draft legal marijuana bill; Poll: TX adults say legalize cannabis to fund schools; IL uses marijuana-funded grants to repair drug war harms

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Rep. Greg Steube (R-FL) filed the first federal marijuana reform bill of the new Congress. It would simply move cannabis from Schedule I to Schedule III, which would not end prohibition but would have a number of other effects.

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont (D) is circulating a draft marijuana legalization bill for feedback.

A new poll found that 64% of Texans support legalizing and taxing marijuana to fund schools. That’s more than those who want to increase the sales tax, put a new tax on sugary drinks or raise taxes on corporations, hotel occupancy or motor vehicles.

The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority announced $31.5 million in grant awards funded by marijuana tax revenue to aid communities harmed by the war on drugs. One NAACP branch got $1.8 million. Branches of the Urban league, United Way and YMCA are also getting  cannabis funds.

/ FEDERAL

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said state-licensed hemp businesses are eligible for its Rural Business Development Grant Programs.

No members of the Senate Finance Committee asked Janet Yellen, treasury secretary nominee, questions about marijuana banking or tax issues during her confirmation hearing or in written queries for the record.

/ STATES

California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) signed an executive order extending the validity of medical cannabis cards through the coronavirus pandemic. Separately, he tweeted about Jay-Z’s fund for minority-owned marijuana businesses, saying, “I led the effort to decriminalize & legalize cannabis because the war on drugs has been an abject failure—with disproportionate & devastating impacts on communities of color. These are the types of entrepreneurial opportunities we dreamed of—thanks Jay-Z!”

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) said her administration is working to prepare to implement marijuana legalization if litigation she is backing to overturn the voter-approved measure is not successful.

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker’s (R) latest coronavirus order allows marijuana businesses to stay open after 9:30 PM.

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts (R) tweeted about a study linking marijuana use by young people with mood disorders to an increased risk of self-harm, suicide attempts and death.

Pennsylvania’s lieutenant governor posted on Facebook, “For decades, we’ve criminalized a plant + people who consumed it. What a bizarre, destructive superstition. Legal Weed for USA. 🇺🇸”

The North Dakota House of Representative approved a bill to tie the state’s definition of hemp to federal law.

New Mexico lawmakers spoke about the details of marijuana legalization bills they plan to file soon.

A protest against Georgia’s medical cannabis production license request for proposals from Trulieve GA Inc. has been withdrawn, and applications are now due on Wednesday.

Michigan regulators began hemp sampling.

Florida lawmakers filed legislation to protect public employees from being fired for medical cannabis use.

A Maryland delegate tweeted about a bill she is sponsoring that “will allow medical marijuana businesses to obtain state tax benefits for their business expenses — a standard benefit for businesses in every other industry. We must have equitable financial conditions in place for these businesses to thrive!”

Nevada regulators will consider marijuana business issues on Tuesday.


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The Prairie Village, Kansas City Council is considering a marijuana decriminalization proposal.

San Francisco, California officials sent an update on the timeline for cannabis permanent permit applications.

/ INTERNATIONAL

Ireland’s Department of Health said the country’s medical cannabis access program will launch this year.

/ SCIENCE & HEALTH

A study found that “medical marijuana patients were positive about the health benefits they received and the fact they were able to reduce or eliminate many prescription medications; however, there were concerns about the costs.”

A study concluded that “the way people experience mystical occasions due to psychedelic use have archetypical patterns, but culturally specific storylines.”

/ ADVOCACY, OPINION & ANALYSIS

The Sacramento Bee editorial board is pushing California officials to do a better job expunging past marijuana convictions.

/ BUSINESS

Aurora Cannabis Inc. entered into a deal to sell 12 million units of the company for gross proceeds of approximately $125 million.

Harborside Inc. announced that a lawsuit alleging it committed securities violations has been voluntarily dismissed.

Verano Holdings, LLC completed a concurrent brokered and non-brokered private placement financing of subscription receipts worth $100 million.

Auxly Cannabis Group Inc. announced that a previously announced deal to sell units has been upsized to C$17.5 million.

Wesana Health closed a $4 million convertible note financing round.

Wurk founder and CEO Keegan Peterson died.

/ CULTURE

Jay-Z started a $10 million fund to invest in minority-owned cannabis startups.

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Trump pardons cannabis prisoners on last day (Newsletter: January 21, 2021)

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VA legalization bill amended; USDA puts hemp rep on trade panel; NY legal marijuana details; NV gov touts money for schools; SD Cannabis Caucus

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President Donald Trump, in one of his final acts in office, granted pardons and commutations to dozens of people with marijuana and drug convictions.

  • “It feels like a new life,” one of the clemency recipients told Marijuana Moment.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) released the full legislative details of his marijuana legalization plan though his budget proposal. No home cultivation, delivery services or on-site consumption at dispensaries would be authorized, and advocates are underwhelmed with the equity provisions. Meanwhile, lawmakers are pushing a different framework.

The new Virginia Senate Marijuana Subcommittee debated and approved amendments to the governor’s legalization bill. Among key changes were a decision to move cannabis to the jurisdiction of a new agency instead of under the state’s alcohol regulator, a delay in the implementation of sales, switching to local opt out instead of opt in and equity reforms.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Trade Representative appointed a second official from the National Industrial Hemp Council to serve on a federal agricultural trade advisory committee.

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak (D) pledged in his State of the State address that his budget will keep using marijuana tax revenue to fund schools.

South Dakota lawmakers formed a Cannabis Caucus to coordinate efforts on marijuana bills after voters approved legalization in November. But the Senate majority leader said implementation could end up taking more than one legislative session.

/ FEDERAL

President Joe Biden named a new acting director for the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.

/ STATES

The Maryland Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee held a hearing on a bill to expand the state’s marijuana decriminalization law.

Top New Hampshire Republican lawmakers are pushing legislation to limit the potency of medical cannabis for patients under 21.

New Mexico representatives coauthored an op-ed on the need to legalize marijuana with equity and justice in mind.

Michigan regulators sent bulletins on marijuana social equity fee reductions.

Florida’s Medical Cannabis Advisory Committee and Hemp Advisory Committee will meet on Thursday.

Washington State’s Social Equity in Cannabis Task Force will meet on Monday.


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The Burlington, Vermont City Council voted to place a question allowing marijuana sales on the March ballot.

The Las Cruces, New Mexico City Council voted to endorse statewide marijuana legalization.

Los Angeles County, California’s district attorney tweeted, “Today, the justice reform movement gains an ally in White House. Biden’s promise to confront mass incarceration fills me with hope.  It’s past time to reform our bail system, decriminalize marijuana, abolish the death penalty & so so much more.”

/ INTERNATIONAL

Costa Rican lawmakers are pressing the government to support medical cannabis and hemp legislation.

/ SCIENCE & HEALTH

A study found that “heavy drinkers engaged in treatment to reduce their alcohol consumption who also use cannabis appear to increase their cannabis use on days when they reduce their alcohol consumption.”

A review concluded that “overall results demonstrate potential usefulness of cannabinoids as adjunctive analgesics and in mitigating opioid use” but that “current evidence is far from convincing.”

/ ADVOCACY, OPINION & ANALYSIS

Prohibitionist organization Smart Approaches to Marijuana released cannabis recommendations for the Biden administration.

/ BUSINESS

Fyllo acquired DataOwl.

CannTrust Holdings Inc. entered into a Restructuring Support Agreement with plaintiffs who sued the company after it was sanctioned by Canadian officials for growing marijuana in unlicensed rooms, including a C$50 million trust that will be established to settle claims.

Auxly Cannabis Group Inc. announced a deal to sell 40,550,000  units for gross proceeds of C$15,003,500.

/ CULTURE

Aubrey Plaza lamented that she couldn’t take marijuana gummies with her on a trip to Qatar.

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