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Feds warn about delta-8 THC (Newsletter: September 15, 2021)

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National Urban League backs legal marijuana; Celebs push Biden on cannabis clemency; WADA reviews athlete cannabis ban; MI homegrow restrictions fight

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The Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued health warnings about delta-8 THC.

  • “Historical use of cannabis cannot be relied upon in establishing a level of safety for these products in humans.”

Detroit, Michigan voters will decide on a ballot measure to decriminalize psychedelics this November.

The World Anti-Doping Agency’s Executive Committee announced it will review marijuana’s status as a banned drug for athletes. The move comes in the wake of criticism it received after Sha’Carri Richardson’s suspension from the Olympics for cannabis.

The National Urban League, a 100-plus-year-old civil rights organization, is calling for cannabis legalization with a focus on social equity—including reserving half of business licenses for impacted communities.

  • “Marijuana enforcement is more harmful than marijuana itself.”

Drake, Killer Mike, Meek Mill, 2 Chainz, Ty Dolla $ign, T.I., Kevin Garnett, Deion Sanders and others sent a letter calling on President Joe Biden to issue a “full, complete and unconditional pardon” to anyone convicted of a nonviolent marijuana offense.

  • “Enough is enough. No one should be locked up in federal prison for non-violent marijuana offenses.”

Michigan medical marijuana patients and caregivers will hold a rally on Wednesday to push back against what they say is a greedy corporate effort to restrict home cultivation rights that’s being mounted by big cannabis businesses.

/ FEDERAL

The Senate Judiciary Committee held a confirmation hearing on President Joe Biden’s nominee for director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.

Rep. Jay Obernolte (R-CA) tweeted, “The @sbcountysheriff is working hard to shut down large-scale illegal cannabis grows. Unfortunately, California laws are standing in the way of a long-term solution to this problem. We need to continue working until this illegal activity no longer threatens our community.”

Pennsylvania Democratic Senate candidate John Fetterman, currently the state’s lieutenant governor, tweeted, “It’s 4:20 on 420 days until the election and our most recent hotel room on the campaign trail was room 420. That’s the tweet.”

Maryland Democratic congressional candidate Mckayla Wilkes tweeted, “27 years since the 1994 Crime Bill. This bill, the crime bills of the 80s, and similar state-level policies led to the U.S. having the highest incarceration rate on the planet. Let’s be clear: @LeaderHoyer was on every single one of those bills. We need to see some damn change: – Ending the War on Drugs & expunging records – Ending mandatory minimums & cash bail – Abolishing private prisons.”

/ STATES

South Dakota Gov, Kristi Noem (R) tweeted that a legislative committee “approved the majority of the draft guidance for the Department of Health’s medical cannabis program after months of public input.” She also tweeted, “I’m proud of the job the Department of Health did in streamlining this process. My Administration is fully on board to make certain South Dakota continues to implement the most responsible, patient-focused medical cannabis program in the country.”

Texas Republican gubernatorial candidate Allen West tweeted, “Blue states can make marijuana — federally an illegal drug — legal & allow it to be transferred outside those states after purchase & the Feds say nothing. As Governor, I will defend Texas sovereignty and uphold our laws. I will not allow the federal government to usurp Texas’ authority and undermine our laws. If Colorado can make marijuana legal, then noise suppressors for firearms will be legal in Texas.” Meanwhile, Democratic attorney general candidate Lee Merritt tweeted, “It’s time to decriminalize marijuana and end the war on drugs once and for all.”

Rhode Island’s House speaker said if lawmakers don’t tackle marijuana legalization during a special session in October the issue will carry over to January, and he also discussed the differences in details among competing proposals while saying that the reform won’t be a big revenue source (starting around 8:30 into the audio).

Oklahoma lawmakers pressed regulators about medical cannabis compliance oversight efforts at a hearing.

New Jersey courts posted information about expunging marijuana records.

New Hampshire regulators announced that medical cannabis patients can now shop at all dispensaries in the state, instead of just the one they were previously registered with.

Ohio regulators approved a plan to more than double the number of medical cannabis dispensary licenses.

The Pennsylvania Office of Open Records ruled that regulators must provide information on how many patients use medical cannabis to treat opioid use disorder.

A member of New York’s Cannabis Control Board spoke about the process of getting the state’s legal market underway.

The director of New Mexico’s medical cannabis program defended regulators’ process for opening production license applications.

Colorado regulators will host a marijuana work group rulemaking meeting on Wednesday.


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/ LOCAL

The Chicago, Illinois City Council delayed a vote on the mayor’s plan to relax marijuana business zoning rules.

The Cambridge, Massachusetts City Council voted to allow only equity businesses to get recreational marijuana licenses for another year and to direct cannabis revenue to reparations efforts.

The Aurora, Colorado City Council rejected a proposal to allow marijuana social consumption businesses.

The Billings, Montana City Council voted to delay decisions on marijuana business licensing and zoning.

/ INTERNATIONAL

The Québec, Canada Court of Appeal ruled that local bans on marijuana home cultivation are constitutional.

Colombia’s Ministry of Justice tweeted, “Colombia is a pioneer in the regulation, industrial production and commercialization of #Cannabis for medicinal purposes.”

/ SCIENCE & HEALTH

A study found that “cannabidiol enhances verbal episodic memory in healthy young participants.”

A survey of psychiatrists found that they “largely believed psychedelics show treatment promise and strongly supported federal funding for medicinal psychedelic research.”

/ ADVOCACY, OPINION & ANALYSIS

The Cannabis Regulators Association named its first executive director and announced that its membership has expanded to 35 states and territories.

/ BUSINESS

WM Technology, Inc. acquired Sprout.

Akerna is acquiring 365 Cannabis.

Fire & Flower Holdings Corp. reported quarterly revenue of $43.3 million.

Canopy Growth Corporation is launching a line of CBD vapes through Circle K convenience stores.

Wesana Health Holdings Inc. committed $1.5 million in funding to assess the viability of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies’s MDMA-assisted therapy to treat traumatic brain injury.

Colorado retailers sold more than $202 million worth of marijuana products in July.

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Feds & states work on cannabis standards (Newsletter: January 17, 2022)

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SD gov wants activists to pay for anti-legalization lawsuit; VT drug decrim bill; VA psychedelics decrim; CO marijuana revenue record

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The federal National Institute of Standards and Technology and state officials are collaborating to develop national standards for cannabis products and packaging. Some of the proposals advanced at a National Conference on Weights and Measures meeting last week toward potentially being formally adopted into a federal handbook later this year.

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) wants marijuana activists to pay the legal costs for a lawsuit her administration successfully waged to overturn a voter-approved legalization initiative.

42 Vermont lawmakers—nearly a third of the full House of Representatives—filed a bill to decriminalize drugs by replacing jail time with a $50 fine.

Virginia lawmakers introduced legislation to decriminalize psychedelics like psilocybin, peyote and ibogaine.

The Colorado Department of Revenue reported that the state generated a record $423 million in marijuana tax revenue last year. More than $12 billion in legal cannabis has been sold since 2014, with the state collecting over $2 billion in taxes altogether.

/ FEDERAL

The Congressional Research Service published an analysis of hemp-related issues that could be addressed in the next Farm Bill.

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) blamed illegal marijuana cultivation issues in Oregon on ongoing federal prohibition.

Rep. Don Young (R-AK) tweeted, “Too many lives have been ruined by minor marijuana offenses. States w/legal cannabis should be empowered to expunge records with these minor crimes. I’m cosponsoring the HOPE Act to fund state expungement programs & roll back damage from the War on Drugs.”

Rep. Matt Rosendale (R-MT) discussed “how changing marijuana laws will impact the safety of drivers” on a police ridealong.

Rep. Mike Garcia (R-CA) tweeted, “I remain committed to combating the illegal marijuana grow crisis in #CA25. While a local reality, the causal factor is our open southern border & efforts to defund the police. I promise to fight to fund the police and secure our border!”

/ STATES

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (R) said he would not sign a bill to legalize marijuana if approved by lawmakers, but he might be willing to support expansion of the medical cannabis program.

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) said one of his second term priorities is to grow the cannabis industry.

Maryland Democratic gubernatorial candidate John King, a former federal education secretary, tweeted, “Legalizing adult-use cannabis is going to be a top priority for Maryland legislature this session and the next governor will face the important task of making sure the industry is implemented and developed in an equitable way.”

Florida House Democrats tweeted, “Addressing recreational cannabis legalization has become an important topic for Floridians.”

Kansas House Democrats tweeted, “Marijuana legalization is overwhelmingly popular and would bring a significant amount of money to the state… what’s the holdup, folks? 🤔”

A Tennessee representative filed a bill to tax and regulate hemp-derived cannabis products.

Arkansas regulators approved rules changes that will allow the issuance of two remaining medical cannabis dispensary licenses.

Montana regulators filed revised marijuana rules that correct prior drafting errors.

Illinois regulators filed updated cannabis and hemp rules.

Maine regulators sent an update on adult-use and medical cannabis rulemaking.

Virginia regulators posted a list of trained hemp sampling agents.

Vermont regulators will discuss marijuana social equity and fee issues on Tuesday.

California’s Gaming Policy Advisory Committee will consider dual licensure of the cannabis and gaming industries on Thursday.

Pennsylvania’s Medical marijuana Advisory Board posted dates of virtual meetings it will hold this year.


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/ LOCAL

Activists in Killeen and Harker Heights, Texas launched local marijuana decriminalization ballot efforts.

/ INTERNATIONAL

Malaysia’s health minister said the government is reviewing drug laws to regulate cannabis and kratom for medical use.

A UK member of Parliament said his medical cannabis bill “almost definitely” will not move forward due to a lack of support.

/ SCIENCE & HEALTH

A study’s results “do not support any considerable impact of cannabis legislation on the prevalence of recreational cannabis use among youth and young adults in Europe.”

A study concluded that psychotropic experiences caused by use of “beer made from Schinus molle…combined with the hallucinogen Anadenanthera colubrina” by ancient Andean peoples served as “an intermediate step between exclusionary and corporate political strategies.”

/ ADVOCACY, OPINION & ANALYSIS

Americans for Prosperity endorsed a pending congressional bill to facilitate marijuana expungements.

The ACLU of New Mexico is concerned that U.S. Customs and Border Protection interior checkpoints threaten the state’s marijuana legalization equity goals.

/ BUSINESS

Ascend Wellness Holdings, Inc. is suing MedMen NY, Inc. and MM Enterprises USA, LLC over accusations of breaching an investment agreement.

/ CULTURE

Tiffany Haddish was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence of marijuana.

Samuel L. Jackson narrates a new eight-part docuseries about the war on drugs called “The Fix.”

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Lots of states could legalize cannabis & psychedelics in 2022 (Newsletter: January 14, 2022)

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MS Senate passes medical marijuana; DE legal cannabis bill filed; New OH legalization signatures; MO GOP psychedelics bill

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The Mississippi Senate voted to legalize medical cannabis despite Gov. Tate Reeves’s (R) veto threat over patient possession limits he thinks are too high. The measure now heads to the House.

Marijuana Moment’s latest analysis looks at the large number of states that are poised to legalize cannabis—and potentially psychedelics—in 2022. Between ballot initiatives and bills in legislatures, advocates see a lot of targets for advancement this year.

Ohio activists say they are “confident” they’ve collected enough signatures to force lawmakers to consider a marijuana legalization measure.  An earlier submission was deemed insufficient but they’ve now turned in nearly 30,000 more signatures.

Delaware lawmakers introduced a newly revised marijuana legalization bill that includes key changes to equity provisions meant to help ensure it gets the supermajority level of support needed to pass.

A Missouri Republican representative filed a bill to allow patients with debilitating, life-threatening or terminal illnesses to use psychedelics like MDMA, DMT, ibogaine, LSD, mescaline, peyote and psilocybin under the state’s right-to-try law.

/ FEDERAL

The U.S. Sentencing Commission published a report on recidivism by people released from prison after serving time for drug trafficking convictions.

Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) tweeted, “The criminalization of cannabis has resulted in discrimination and injustice. Moreover, it has destroyed countless Black and Brown lives. It’s long past time for the federal government to catch up and move our country forward by leading on cannabis reform.”

Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) tweeted about a study showing cannabinoids can protect cells from COVID, saying, “As if we needed another reason to legalize it.”

Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) spoke about growing Republican support for marijuana reform.

Rep. Jay Obernolte (R-CA) tweeted, “January is Human Trafficking Prevention Month. With cases of human trafficking linked to illegal marijuana cultivation sites rising in our community, it is critical we put an end to this modern-day slavery.”

Wisconsin Democratic Senate candidate Gillian Battino tweeted. “When I am in the Senate, I will fight to legalize recreational marijuana. We can invest tax revenues in communities torn apart by the war on drugs, farmers can diversify with sustainable practices, and patients will have the access they require.”

Texas Democratic congressional candidate Arthur DIxon tweeted, “Rich white business owners profit $100+ Billions Dollars from the cannabis industry every year while here in Texas thousands of black and brown kids get thrown into prison for possessing a few grams… We have to do better! It’s time to legalize marijuana! 🪴”

Kentucky Democratic congressional candidate William Compton tweeted, “One thing I would want to do in congress is make sure Marijuana is legalized nationwide. A majority of people support it! It’s a no brainer.”

/ STATES

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam touted his signing a marijuana legalization bill in his final State of the Commonwealth speech,

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers (D) pardoned more people for marijuana and drug convictions.

California’s attorney general continued to criticize local officials’ slowness to clear marijuana convictions as required by a law he authored.

South Carolina’s Senate majority leader said it’s “time to have the debate” on a long-pending medical cannabis bill, and the House minority leader said it should have been done a long time ago.

The chairman of the Louisiana legislature’s Medical Marijuana Commission said it’s time to expand the medical cannabis program “in every direction.”

Florida Democratic lawmakers held a press conference to promote marijuana legalization bills.

Kansas House Democrats tweeted, “Kansas is 1 of 4 states where marijuana remains fully illegal. It’s 2021. This is unacceptable.”

A Missouri Republican representative discussed plans to file a marijuana legalization bill.

Maine regulators proposed medical cannabis rules changes.

New York regulators proposed emergency hemp rules.

Nevada regulators are conducting a survey to collect demographic data on the cannabis industry.

Illinois officials are hiring reviewers for grant applications for the marijuana revenue-funded  Restore, Reinvest, and Renew grant program.

Pennsylvania regulators tweeted about eggs from hemp-fed chickens, saying, “Eating hemp eggs will not get you high, but you will be filled with a healthier egg.”


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/ LOCAL

Denver, Colorado officials sent guidance on marijuana hospitality and unlicensed consumption businesses.

/ INTERNATIONAL

Costa Rican lawmakers sent President Carlos Alvarado a medical cannabis and hemp bill.

Grenada Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell said his government will introduce a medical cannabis bill ahead of the next election.

The French Assembly debated a marijuana legalization bill.

UK members of Parliament sent a letter asking London’s mayor to rescind a plan to reduce marijuana arrests.

/ SCIENCE & HEALTH

A study concluded that “consumers are interested in and are using [medical cannabis products] for dermatologic indications, most commonly for inflammatory skin disorders.”

A study demonstrated that “treatment with three infusions of ketamine was well tolerated in patients with alcohol use disorder and was associated with more days of abstinence from alcohol at 6-month follow-up.”

/ ADVOCACY, OPINION & ANALYSIS

The Michael J. Fox Foundation’s senior vice president for public policy joined the board of the Council for Federal Cannabis Regulation.

Supernova Women organized a rally at the California Capitol calling for tax and regulatory relief for marijuana businesses.

/ BUSINESS

Eaze opened its first dispensary storefronts.

Vangst completed a $19 million Series B funding round.

Charlotte’s Web Holdings, Inc. completed an organizational restructuring.

Canopy Growth USA is being sued over claims that its website violates the Americans with Disabilities Act by being inaccessible to visually impaired and blind customers.

Leafly has a new senior vice president of engineering.

/ CULTURE

Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert joked about a study showing cannabinoids can protect cells from COVID,

The Onion joked about rising COVID vaccine appointments in Quebec, Canada after officials made the shots mandatory to access marijuana and liquor stores.

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MS lawmakers defy gov’s medical cannabis demands (Newsletter: January 13, 2022)

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Italy marijuana referendum certified; Prohibitionist poll shows legalization support; VA cannabis prisoners; Record AZ cannabis sales

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The Mississippi Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee approved a medical marijuana bill that defies Gov. Tate Reeves’s (R) veto threat over patient possession limits. Senate floor action is expected as soon as Thursday.

Italy’s Supreme Court of Cassation certified that activists collected enough signatures to put a marijuana and psilocybin referendum before voters this spring. One more formal approval by another court is needed before it’s officially on the ballot.

A poll funded by prohibitionist group Smart Approaches to Marijuana found that a supermajority of U.S. voters support recreational and medical cannabis legalization policies that the organization lobbies against. Only 14 percent back ongoing federal prohibition.

Members of the Virginia legislature’s Cannabis Oversight Commission are divided over what—if anything—to do about people who are still serving time behind bars for marijuana convictions as legalization is implemented.

The Arizona Department of Revenue reported that retailers set a new recreational marijuana sales record in November, with adult-use transactions finally catching up to sales in the older medical cannabis program.

/ FEDERAL

The Environmental Protection Agency’s inspector general reported that New Mexico officials improperly spent funds on a staff member’s participation in an Adult Use Cannabis Task Force.

Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-NH) said she will vote against President Joe Biden’s Food and Drug Administration commissioner nominee due to the agency’s role in allowing the opioid overdose crisis to develop.

Rep. Dina Titus (D-NV) tweeted, “I’m a co-sponsor of the bipartisan MORE Act because it reforms our nation’s drug laws which have disproportionately targeted communities of color. It’s time to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level and provide justice for those facing marijuana charges or convictions.”

Former Rep. Jill Long Thompson (D-IN) took issue with the Indiana Democratic Party’s support for marijuana legalization.

Former Rep. Justin Amash (L-MI) reacted to a study finding that cannabinoids can protect cells from COVID infection by tweeting, “Legalize cannabis.”

Indiana Democratic Senate candidate Thomas McDermott, currently Hammond’s mayor, tweeted that a tour of an Illinois dispensary he went on “proved exactly why IN is left behind in tax and agricultural revenue. Legalizing cannabis is the right and equitable thing to do for IN farmers, business & residents.”

Montana Democratic congressional candidate Tom Winter spoke about his support for marijuana legalization and his own cannabis consumption.

The House bill to facilitate expungement of marijuana records got two new cosponsors for a total of three.

The House bill to allow CBD as a dietary supplement got two new cosponsors for a total of 38.

/ STATES

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) said a marijuana legalization referendum is preferable to lawmakers passing a bill to enact the policy change, but he did not take a position on the overall issue.

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) spoke in his State of the State address about how “many jobs await in the cannabis industry.”

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (D) tweeted, “Pennsylvania is the only northeast state that hasn’t at least decriminalized marijuana. I’m pro decriminalization and legalizing recreational, adult-use marijuana. Let’s get it done.”

Illinois’s lieutenant governor tweeted, “The #R3 grant empowers local people to bring solutions and resources to their communities. With this funding, we’re repairing the harm caused by the failed war on drugs by using 25% of adult-use cannabis tax revenue to bring #equity.”

South Carolina Democratic gubernatorial candidate Joe Cunningham, a former congressman, tweeted about discussing medical cannabis and other issues with state lawmakers. He also tweeted in support of a new bill to prevent police from using the smell of marijuana for probable cause.

Alabama Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim James criticized the state’s medical cannabis law.

Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist, currently a congressman, tweeted, “In November, Floridians will have a chance to elect a Governor who will legalize marijuana. I will be that Governor.”

Virginia’s House speaker called marijuana legislation a “mess” and said it’s not clear how lawmakers will proceed with legalization issues this session.

South Dakota’s Senate president pro tem said it’s “highly unlikely that the legislature passes recreational marijuana.”

The New Hampshire House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee held a hearing on a bill to decriminalize psilocybin.

Kansas House Democrats tweeted, “House D #ksleg-islators introduced 2 constitutional amendments to legalize marijuana for medicinal & recreational use. Over 6 years, CO collected $1.6 billion in marijuana taxes & fees, some from Kansans crossing the border. We need to keep that taxpayer money in Kansas.”

A Nebraska senator posted about a new study indicating that cannabinoids can protect cells from COVID.

The Oklahoma Supreme Court disbarred a cannabis attorney who serves as executive director of the Oklahoma Cannabis Industry Association for allegedly taking and not returning funds received from clients.

Louisiana regulators published an oversight report on consumable hemp products.

New York regulators will launch a new medical cannabis patient registration and certification system on January 24.

Iowa regulators published an annual report about the medical cannabidiol program and announced two new board members.

Wisconsin’s switch to federal management of its hemp program is leading to reduced costs for farmers.

California cannabis regulators are hiring an equity and inclusion analyst.


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The Los Angeles County, California Board of Supervisors voted to set a $30,000 daily fine for illegal marijuana dispensaries and grow operations.

The Denton, Texas City Council discussed, but did not vote on, a marijuana decriminalization proposal.

New York City officials circulated guidance about clearing past marijuana and other records.

Activists in Killeen and Harker Heights, Texas will launch local marijuana decriminalization ballot initiative efforts on Friday.

/ INTERNATIONAL

Costa Rica President Carlos Alvarado raised doubts about whether he would sign a medical cannabis and hemp bill that’s expected to be considered in the Assembly on Thursday.

Germany’s cabinet is expected to appoint a new drug commissioner who supports marijuana legalization.

France’s Senate debated CBD regulations.

A UK member of Parliament met with the health secretary about medical cannabis access for children with epilepsy.

/ SCIENCE & HEALTH

A review concluded that “most women reported that cannabis improved pain from numerous gynecologic conditions.”

A study concluded that “commercial CBD products, especially aqueous beverages, can show inconsistent labeling, vary largely from their label claims should they make them, and show lot-to-lot variability making dosing unpredictable.”

/ ADVOCACY, OPINION & ANALYSIS

The Jockeys’ Guild is urging the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority to establish regulations on medical marijuana use by jockeys.

Release published a report on guiding social equity principles for the UK’s future legal marijuana market.

/ BUSINESS

Leafly Holdings Inc. and Merida Merger Corp. delayed a vote on a proposed merger and entered into a $30 million convertible note purchase agreement with new investors.

Tilray, Inc. acquired the Alpine and Green Flash craft beer brands from WC IPA LLC.

GoFundMe shut down a fundraiser for a cannabis consulting business.

Colorado retailers sold $158.4 million worth of legal marijuana products in November.

/ CULTURE

Jay-Z’s Team Roc is working to help a man serving a 20-year prison sentence for intent to distribute marijuana.

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