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A federal judge granted the Department of Justice’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit that marijuana companies filed seeking to block enforcement of cannabis prohibition against their state-legal activities.

A new Delaware law that took effect on Monday significantly expands medical cannabis access—including by allowing doctors to recommend marijuana for any condition they see fit and letting patients over age 65 self certify without physician involvement.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s (R) committee seeking to defeat the marijuana legalization initiative on the November ballot has raised only 1/6,000th as much as the campaign working to pass the reform.

  • $10,000 vs. $60,000,000

A poll finds that North Dakota voters oppose the marijuana legalization initiative that activists are close to qualifying for the November ballot, 57 percent to 43 percent.

Nebraska activists only have until Wednesday to collect about 12,000 more signatures on a pair of medical cannabis legalization initiatives they hope to qualify for the November ballot.

A new federally funded study published by the American Medical Association found that “interest in microdosing is increasing across the US and is influenced by legislative reforms concerning both psychedelics and cannabis.”

A South Dakota law banning production and sale of intoxicating hemp-derived products took effect after a federal judge rejected a motion for a preliminary injunction to block it.


Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. discussed his plan to legalize marijuana and use the revenue to fund drug rehabilitation centers.

Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) called marijuana a “gateway drug.”

Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) posted a video about the therapeutic benefits of psychedelics to commemorate PTSD Awareness Day.


New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) tweeted, “I’m committed to building the most expansive, equitable cannabis market in the nation. At my direction, we launched the Cannabis Enforcement Task Force to give @nys_cannabis the resources needed to shut down illicit sellers — and their work is paying off.”

New Jersey lawmakers sent Gov. Phil Murphy (D) legislation to restrict intoxicating hemp products.

Colorado regulators issued a health and safety advisory about potentially contaminated marijuana products.

California regulators are looking for a new system to track law enforcement investigations into illegal cannabis activity.

Illinois regulators are giving cannabis businesses access to an online licensing portal.

A Minnesota law to expunge marijuana convictions is inadvertently making it harder for some business license applicants to verify their social equity status.

Michigan regulators published a bulletin on regulatory assessments for medical cannabis licenses.

Washington State regulators updated medical cannabis tax forms and guidance.

A Connecticut law making it so THC-infused beverages can only be sold at cannabis retail establishments took effect.

A Georgia law restricting hemp-derived products took effect.

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The Monmouth County, New Jersey Board of Commissioners is asking state officials to allocate a portion of marijuana revenue to fund addiction services.


Colombian President Gustavo Petro spoke about his use of ayahuasca.


A study concluded that “CBD may be a promising intervention for addressing one of autism’s core symptoms: social relating.”

A study found that “pregnant and recently pregnant people who use cannabis have mostly negative perceptions of [mandatory warning signs for cannabis use during pregnancy]and believe they have negative consequences.”


Trulieve is being sued for allegedly sending customers marketing texts even after they opted out.

Cresco Labs workers in Joliet, Illinois voted to leave the United Food & Commercial Workers union.

Roundhill Investments is waiving fees for its Roundhill Cannabis ETF.

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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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