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Hickenlooper open to decriminalizing drugs & sex work; SC medical marijuana advances; O’Rourke connects Big Pharma wrongs with cannabis reform

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Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb is warning that  it could take the agency several years to develop rules allowing CBD in food products. A better option, he says, would be for Congress to pass additional legislation on the topic beyond the Farm Bill’s hemp legalization provisions.

Presidential candidate and former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D), who opposed legalizing marijuana in 2012, now says states should be able to decriminalize heroin and cocaine—and allow supervised consumption facilities—without federal interference. He’s also open to legalizing sex work.

Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX), a presidential candidate, compared the non-prosecution of Big Pharma malfeasance to racially disproportionate enforcement of marijuana laws in a campaign rally.

A South Carolina Senate Medical Affairs subcommittee approved a medical cannabis bill.

/ FEDERAL

National Institute on Drug Abuse Director Nora Volkow is skeptical that medical cannabis can be a substitute for opioids.

U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams tweeted, “There’s evidence that much of the marijuana available today has substantially higher THC content than in years/ decades past, & that may present a unique risk to certain subgroups (eg young people, developing fetuses, and those w mental health concerns). Further, young people especially are consuming in ways (eg via edibles, e-cigarettes, and ‘dabbing,’- if you’re a parent and you don’t know what dabbing is, look it up!) that can further increase the concentration of THC (the part of MJ that gets one ‘high’) reaching the brain.”

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D-CO), a presidential candidate, said during a CNN town hall that “most of our fears haven’t come true” about legalizing marijuana and that “I’ve come more and more to believe now that the worst didn’t happen and even though our system’s not perfect yet—we still have a black market—it’s so much better than the old system where we sent millions of kids to prison, most of them kids of color.”

Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) spoke about his support for military veterans’ medical cannabis access.

Rep. Donald Payne (D-NJ) tweeted, “Marijuana legalization for adult use is the right choice for New Jersey. Legalizing adult-use marijuana will allow the state to regulate the drug and ensure its safety. I applaud the expungement provisions developed by @GovMurphy and legislative leadership. Like many other states, New Jersey has suffered from disproportionate impacts of drug enforcement in minority communities, and this legislation will help rectify iniquities of the past. New  Jersey is ready to move forward, and it’s time for the state’s leaders to get behind it.”

Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) tweeted, “The criminalization of marijuana has done real damage among people of color in this country. In drug use and addiction, we have frequently and mistakenly used the criminal justice system with Black and Brown people, while seeking treatment, and leniency for White users. Glad to see our state stepping up to address the disparities that marijuana has created in our criminal justice system with strong social justice components in their proposal to legalize marijuana in New Jersey, and I am especially grateful for @GovMurphy’s leadership on this.”

Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) tweeted, “More and more states have addressed the painful consequences of the failed #WarOnDrugs by legalizing marijuana. Congress must follow their lead and pass the #MarijuanaJusticeAct to legalize cannabis at the federal level.”

Former Sen. Mike Gravel (D-AK), who is considering running for the Democratic presidential nomination, tweeted about his support for marijuana legalization and decriminalizing all drugs.

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) said he thinks marijuana legalization “will be done during the legislative session, post budget.”

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) cheered a court ruling dismissing the state’s prior appeal of a lawsuit challenging its former ban on smoking medical cannabis.

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) said he expects to see several hemp bills introduced in the state.

Colorado lawmakers sent Gov. Jared Polis (D) a bill adding autism spectrum disorders as medical cannabis qualifying conditions. Separately, regulators issued guidance on cannabis transportation licenses.

A Tennessee senator claims that Gov. Bill Lee (R) told her he would sign a medical cannabis bill despite his past opposition.

The U.S. Virgin Islands senator who sponsored a successful medical cannabis bill is now the nominee to be the territory’s agriculture commissioner.

Kentucky Democratic gubernatorial candidate Adam Edelen tweeted, “When I’m your governor, medical marijuana users will be patients, not criminals.”

The Illinois Senate Financial Institutions Committee approved a marijuana banking bill.

The California Assembly Committee on Health approved a bill to clarify hemp-derived CBD’s legality.

Michigan’s new marijuana regulatory body will make its decisions behind closed doors. Meanwhile, regulators expect to have draft recreational cannabis rules ready by June. And the state’s Medical Marihuana Licensing Board will meet on Thursday.

Washington State officials said that marijuana tax revenue has “leveled off.” Separately, regulators sent a warning about letters with consumer complaints that cannabis businesses are receiving that falsely appear to be from the state Liquor and Cannabis Board.

Nevada regulators are being sued by 11 marijuana businesses over allegedly “arbitrarily” issuing dispensary licenses.

Oregon regulators announced changes to marijuana pre-roll tracking and taxation rules.

Vermont regulators plan to increase fees for hemp growers.

The Rhode Island House Finance Committee held a hearing on marijuana legalization, with the State Police colonel testifying in support of the legislation.

A New Jersey senator who opposes commercial marijuana legalization filed a bill to place a measure allowing one ounce of cannabis on the ballot.

North Carolina lawmakers introduced a hemp bill.

A Wisconsin representative’s claim about drug-related incarceration rates for African-American men is false, according to PolitiFact.

Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee will meet on April 11.


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Clark County, Nevada officials are considering how to use marijuana tax revenue for homelessness issues.

/ INTERNATIONAL

The Organization of American States published a report tracking drug use trends in the Americas.

Jersey Chief Minister John Le Fondré supports legalizing medical cannabis cultivation.

Romania’s finance minister said the government is considering legalizing medical cannabis.

/ ADVOCACY

The Indiana Democratic Party tweeted, “It is going to take all of us standing together to legalize medical marijuana in Indiana.  ✍ Sign our petition if you are ready to join dozens of other states with medicinal cannabis.”

The Republican Party of New York tweeted, “In a victory for voices of reason everywhere, the rush to legalize recreational marijuana has been dropped from the budget. We must examine all of the research before jumping to a decision on this important topic.”

Koch-backed group Americans for Prosperity is organizing a phone banking session in support of a New Hampshire marijuana legalization bill.

/ SCIENCE & HEALTH

A study found that “of those reporting having been diagnosed with depression or anxiety, most reported these conditions were improved following 5-MeO-DMT use, and fewer reported they were unchanged or worsened” and that “improvement in depression/anxiety conditions were associated with greater intensity of mystical experiences and higher ratings of the spiritual significance and personal meaning of the 5-MeO-DMT experience.”

WIRED published an overview of the science of marijuana.

/ OPINION & ANALYSIS

In a poll of U.S. adults, 2% responded to an open-ended question about one issue that “will be most important to you in deciding whom to support in next year’s presidential election” by mentioning marijuana.

A poll of New York voters found that they support legalizing marijuana, 65%-32% and that 59% would support the legal sale of cannabis in their communities, with 38% opposed.

/ BUSINESS

CVS will begin selling Curaleaf CBD products.

Vireo Health will begin publicly trading on the Canadian Securities Exchange.

/ CULTURE

Musician Dean Ween said he will open a marijuana-friendly concert venue in Denver on April 5.

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Mexican president forms cannabis committee (Newsletter: January 28, 2020)

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Pentagon sends CBD warning to soldiers; VT gov “at the table” in legal marijuana sales talks; More USDA hemp approvals; Legalizers bash Trump comments

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Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said the government is forming a commission to study marijuana issues and make recommendations on legalization legislation ahead of an April 30 deadline to end prohibition.

Vermont Gov. Phil Scott (R) is “at the table” in ongoing negotiations about legislation to legalize marijuana sales, the state’s House majority leader said in a new interview.

  • “I think there’s a lot of interest from the governor on this bill and even use some of the funding for some of his programs and ideas, taking some of the money that would come from a taxed system for marijuana.”

The Department of Defense and Air Force issued notices warning service members not to use CBD products.

  • “Bottom line, even if legal on the state level, and even if the label of the CBD product states there is no THC content, CBD use remains prohibited for military members.”

The U.S. Department of Agriculture gave federal approval to more state and tribal hemp plans—including  those for Delaware, Nebraska and Texas.

Marijuana legalization advocates are pushing back against President Trump’s secretly recorded claim that cannabis use lowers IQ.

  • “What truly causes a decline in an individual’s intelligence is adhering to false Reefer Madness rhetoric that flies in the face of available science,” NORML Executive Director Erik Altieri, said. “If President Trump truly believes that responsible marijuana use by adults leads to a loss of IQ points, we suggest he immediately consults his physician to see if he is suffering from this affliction or at the very least consults the wide body of available research that debunks this old talking point.”

/ FEDERAL

The House of Representatives is expected to vote this week on legislation to grant the Drug Enforcement Administration class-wide scheduling authority for fentanyl analogues.

Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) tweeted about discussing marijuana legalization with medical professionals.

North Carolina Democratic congressional candidate Steve Woodsmall tweeted, “Hemp is the perfect crop for North Carolina’s agricultural future – we must invest in this industry. In congress I’ll fight for hemp and hemp farmers.”

/ STATES

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont (D) said he’ll work to get bipartisan support for marijuana legalization.

Nebraska Gov Pete Ricketts (R) authored an op-ed outlining his concerns about marijuana reform.

New York’s lieutenant governor said legalizing marijuana is “an important way to right a wrong that has historically disadvantaged communities of color.” On Tuesday, the Assembly speaker is scheduled to speak alongside other lawmakers and advocates at a rally to build support for legalization legislation.

Kentucky’s Senate president said there is a “narrow path” to pass medical cannabis legislation.

The Florida Supreme Court will hear oral arguments regarding the language of a proposed marijuana legalization ballot measure on February 4.

The Maine legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs held a hearing on several marijuana bills.

Rhode Island lawmakers are amending pending medical cannabis regulatory reform legislation that Gov. Gina Raimondo (D) opposes.

California regulators announced they seized more than 10,000 illegal vape pens from unlicensed marijuana retailers.

Arizona regulators announced that more than half a billion dollars of medical cannabis was sold in the state last year.

New Mexico regulators reported that the state’s medical cannabis program now has more than 80,000 registered patients.

Kansas regulators said that hemp license applications are up 30% since last year.


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/ LOCAL

The Cleveland, Ohio City Council approved a marijuana decriminalization proposal.

/ INTERNATIONAL

New Zealand’s marijuana legalization referendum has been scheduled for September 19.

Uganda’s government proposed medical cannabis rules.

Trinidad and Tobago’s government is being pressured to include the concerns of Rastafarians when it crafts legal marijuana rules.

/ SCIENCE & HEALTH

A review concluded that “cannabis may have medicinal benefits for treating symptoms of advanced chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease including as a pain adjuvant potentially reducing the need for opioids” and that “cannabis does not seem to affect kidney function in healthy individuals.”

A study found that “legalization and greater retail availability of recreational marijuana are positively associated with marijuana use among adolescents.”

/ ADVOCACY, OPINION & ANALYSIS

A poll found that 40% of Baltimore, Maryland residents want the city to stop punishing people for possessing small amounts of marijuana.

Independent Community Bankers of America and other financial services industry groups are pushing Senate Banking Committee Chairman Mike Crapo (R-ID) to approve marijuana banking legislation in his panel.

Kevin Sabet of prohibitionist organization Smart Approaches to Marijuana said he is working on a new book in which he talks to “whistleblowers and regulators” who think the legal cannabis system “is a joke.”

The National Cannabis Industry Association published recommendations for safe vaping.

/ BUSINESS

Evolve Funds Group Inc. announced that it plans to close its Evolve Marijuana Fund and the Evolve U.S. Marijuana ETF by the end of March.

Hexo Corp. is reportedly the unnamed marijuana producer being sued by MediPharm Labs Corp. over an alleged failure to pay owed sums.

Innovative Industrial Properties, Inc. entered into a long-term lease for an Ohio property with Cresco Labs Inc.

Massachusetts marijuana company CommCan had a donation rejected by a local homeless shelter.

/ CULTURE

Actress Olivia Newton-John credits medical cannabis for helping her fight cancer.

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Trump talks cannabis on secret recording (Newsletter: January 27, 2020)

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Andrew Yang pushes legal psilocybin for veterans; Tom Steyer backs decriminalizing opioids; Austin police to continue marijuana arrests

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President Trump can be heard saying marijuana use makes people “lose IQ points” in a new secretly recorded video in which he also discusses cannabis businesses’ access to banks and marijuana’s role as a potential opioid alternative.

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang said at a town hall meeting that he wants to legalize psychedelic mushrooms for military veterans. He also spoke about ending federal cannabis prohibition, pardoning people incarcerated for weed on 4/20 and high-fiving them on their way out of jail.

Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer’s new criminal justice reform plan includes legalizing marijuana, decriminalizing opioids, banking for cannabis businesses and ending the crack/powder cocaine sentencing disparity, among other reforms.

  • “Tom believes we must end the failed War on Drugs. Based on the flawed idea that incarceration is the answer to addiction, federal and state elected officials passed severe sentencing laws that encouraged incarceration for low-level drug offenses. Unfortunately, communities of color were and continue to be disproportionately affected and targeted by these laws, even when other ethnicities were committing the same drug crimes at the same rates.”

The Austin, Texas police chief said marijuana arrests will continue in the city despite a unanimous City Council vote aimed at ending such cannabis enforcement.

/ FEDERAL

A Department of Health and Humans Services clerical error meant that the Trump administration’s public health emergency on opioids lapsed for nine days.

The U.S. attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia tweeted, “Concerned that people with serious health issues may defer real treatment to self-treat based on UNPROVEN health claims by CBD sellers. FOLLOW ADVICE OF REAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS. Don’t rely on UNPROVEN claims that might be wrong or worse. Could be very dangerous or fatal.”

Former Vice President Joe Biden (D), a presidential candidate, spoke about clearing marijuana records.

Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Jamie Raskin (D-MD) cited the case of a child being separated from their mother over a prior marijuana possession charge in a letter to Acting Homeland Security Sec. Chad Wolf.

The House bill to deschedule marijuana and fund programs to repair the harms of the drug war got one new cosponsor for a total of 69.

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New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) said she will use diplomacy instead of hardball tactics to win over skeptical lawmakers on marijuana legalization.

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo (D) spoke about efforts to ensure equity in the marijuana industry for communities harmed by the drug war.

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem’s (R) office is expected to propose an amendment to pending hemp legislation.

California’s insurance commissioner said his department will use its discretion on applications from people with past marijuana convictions who want to be licensed to become an insurance agents or brokers. Separately, here’s a look at how the state’s cannabis revenue is allocated.

Kentucky’s agriculture commissioner tweeted about meeting with the Kentucky Hemp Industries Association and the Kentucky Hemp Farmers Association.

The Louisiana Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments on Monday in a case challenging a life sentence over selling $30 worth of marijuana.

A Massachusetts judge granted a temporary injunction against Cambridge’s plan to give economic empowerment marijuana business license applicants a two-year head start over existing medical cannabis dispensaries. Separately, the legislature’s Joint Committee on Cannabis approved a bill to let regulators review agreements and payments between marijuana businesses and the communities that host them. And regulators moved the medical cannabis dispensary license application process to an online portal.

The Rhode Island Senate Judiciary Committee and House Judiciary Committee will hold Tuesday hearings on legislation to overhaul medical cannabis regulations.

Florida regulators filed hemp seed rules.

Questions are being raised about the propriety of a top Michigan marijuana regulator being married to the head of a lobbying firm that works on cannabis issues. Separately, regulators sent a bulletin about temporary marijuana events.

Montana regulators provided updated medical cannabis patient statistics.

Missouri regulators released the final scores for medical cannabis dispensary license applicants.

A Tennessee senator filed a marijuana legalization bill.

Washington State regulators discussed hemp regulations and other cannabis issues in a newsletter.


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Denver, Colorado police will host an event on marijuana retail outlet safety on Wednesday.

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Uganda’s health minister will put a proposal on guidelines for growing cannabis before the Cabinet on Monday.

Several Irish lawmakers are acknowledging their past marijuana use.

A Philippine senator speculated that the cancellation of his U.S. visa may have been due to extrajudicial killings in the nation’s bloody “drug war” during his time as chief of the Philippine National Police.

/ SCIENCE & HEALTH

A study concluded that “in addition to the symptomatic therapy of cancer patients, the antitumor effects of cannabinoids (whether in monotherapy or in combination with other cancer therapies) have promising potential in the treatment of cancer patients.”

A study found that “smartphone-based marijuana testing is more accurate than urine-based tests but slightly less accurate than oral fluid based testing.”

/ ADVOCACY, OPINION & ANALYSIS

A poll found that 45% of U.S. adults are more likely to support criminal justice reform if it meant nationwide legalization of marijuana, while 22% would be less likely to support it.

/ BUSINESS

Aphria Inc. secured a $100 million strategic investment from an institutional investor.

Levi Strauss & Co. has developed an optimized method of making clothing out of hemp.

MediPharm Labs Corp. is suing an unnamed Canadian marijuana producer relating to outstanding payment of approximately $9.8 million.

Coda Signature’s marijuana products will be included in gift bags given to Academy Award nominees.

Someone stole cannabis from a marijuana amnesty box at Chicago Midway Airport.

/ CULTURE

Wrestler Fred Rosser said he has used CBD to deal with pain.

Rapper Snoop Dogg visited a Massachusetts marijuana dispensary.

Police said they found marijuana in the car of football player Kareem Hunt.

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Virginia cannabis decriminalization bill advances (Newsletter: January 24, 2020)

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WI gov slams lawmakers over marijuana; CT Senate president: legalization a 2020 priority; Austin decrim approved; Sanders campaign’s marijuana op-ed

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Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers (D) used part of his State of the State speech to blast lawmakers for failing to legalize medical marijuana despite overwhelming public support.

  • “When more than 80 percent of our state supports medical marijuana…and elected officials can ignore those numbers without consequence, folks, something’s wrong.”

Connecticut Senate leaders announced at a press conference that legalizing marijuana is a priority for the 2020 session.

  • “I think the time has come. We need to recognize it. There’s broad based public support for it.”

The Virginia Senate Judiciary Criminal Law Subcommittee approved a marijuana decriminalization bill.

The Austin, Texas City Council unanimously approved an ordinance to effectively end low-level marijuana arrests.

The New Hampshire House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee held a hearing on a bill that would legalize marijuana possession and home cultivation—although no retail dispensaries would be allowed. A vote is expected in the panel as soon as next week.

The Nevada co-chair of Sen. Bernie Sanders’s (I-VT) presidential campaign submitted a new op-ed to Marijuana Moment about the senator’s plans to legalize cannabis and ensure equity in the marijuana industry for communities harmed by the drug war.

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The newly appointed Presidential Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice is charged with examining “refusals by State and local prosecutors to enforce laws or prosecute categories of crimes,” among other issues.

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer raised hypothetical questions about state marijuana legalization laws during oral arguments in a case on the definition of a “serious drug offense.”

Sens. Mark Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) are pushing the U.S. Department of Agriculture to quickly approve Virginia’s hemp plan.

Sens. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) spoke about marijuana policy with a group of Illinois mayors.

/ STATES

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) is backing legislation to limit the medical cannabis program to only state residents. Separately, the Senate Public Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on marijuana legalization on Tuesday.

Vermont’s attorney general is scheduled to speak at a marijuana education event on Sunday.

The West Virginia House of Representatives rejected a move to discharge a marijuana legalization bill from an unfavorable committee.

A second Montana group of activists filed a proposed marijuana legalization ballot measure.

Alaska regulators approved the state’s first on-site marijuana consumption areas at dispensaries.

California regulators adopted emergency rules requiring marijuana businesses to post QR code certificates so consumers can identify licensed operations.

Missouri regulators began issuing medical cannabis dispensary licenses.

Washington State regulators approved rules on marijuana quality control testing and penalties. They also sent an update on the ban on flavored vaping products.

A New York senator who opposed marijuana legalization last session is now in support.

Indiana senators held a press conference to build support for marijuana decriminalization legislation.

Louisiana regulators gave a presentation detailing the state’s hemp program.

Michigan regulators posted a video of their marijuana social equity program presentation.

Massachusetts regulators hosted a forum to receive feedback from marijuana license applicants.


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The Springfield, Illinois City Council approved the state’s first marijuana social consumption area.

Kansas City, Missouri’s mayor spoke about plans to pardon people with past marijuana convictions.

A Spokane, Washington city councilwoman violated the city’s ethics code by advocating on behalf of a marijuana business, a volunteer panel determined.

/ INTERNATIONAL

Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Minnis told the Department of Correctional Services to get ready to “free our young people” who are locked up on marijuana possession charges.

New Zealand’s Health Ministry said that edibles won’t be allowed under the country’s medical cannabis program.

French regulators announced that a medical cannabis pilot program will launch in September.

/ SCIENCE & HEALTH

A study concluded that medical cannabis use “may have an overall positive effect on maintaining sleep throughout the night in chronic pain patients” but that “tolerance towards potential sleep-inducing properties of MC may occur with frequent use.”

A study found that “adolescents with any cannabis use history have significantly higher rates of [major depressive disorder]” but that “the directionality between frequency of use and MDD is counter to what was expected.”

/ ADVOCACY, OPINION & ANALYSIS

The Texas Democratic Party cheered Austin’s move to end most marijuana arrests.

The American Bar Association is hosting a webinar on what it’s like to be a marijuana lawyer on Friday.

/ BUSINESS

The personal information of more than 30,000 marijuana business customers were exposed via a data leak in the THSuite point-of-sale system.

MedMen’s CEO spoke about the company’s struggles to pay vendors.

Microsoft Advertising Support tweeted that “at this time, drugs and related paraphernalia, including CBD Oil, can’t be advertised, according to our Disallowed Content Policies.”

Cresco Labs announced it entered into an agreement for a $100 million loan that can be extended to $200 million.

/ CULTURE

Musician Neal Young’s U.S. citizenship application was approved despite a delay due to his admission of marijuana consumption.

The professional minor league basketball team the Rochester RazorSharks is partnering with the Rochester, New York NORML chapter.

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