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Lawmakers press Biden on marijuana; MN gov anticipated to place legalization in finances; DC expungements invoice; 210K medical hashish affected person information examine

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A bipartisan group of 29 Home and Senate lawmakers despatched a letter calling on President Joe Biden to endorse marijuana legalization as his administration conducts a overview of hashish’s federal scheduling standing.

Minnesota’s Home speaker stated she expects Gov. Tim Walz (D) to incorporate marijuana legalization in his finances request when he submits it to lawmakers early subsequent yr.

The Washington, D.C. Council authorised laws to mechanically expunge marijuana possession information.

Twitter seems to have ended a federal partnership that had introduced customers who searched the positioning for “marijuana” information with a suggestion they take into account coming into drug therapy. No such suggestion had appeared for “alcohol” searches.

A new NuggMD evaluation of greater than 210,000 medical marijuana affected person information signifies that states with restricted qualifying situation lists are deterring sufferers from searching for and accessing hashish medication that may deal with their maladies.


Sen. John Hickenlooper (D-CO) tweeted, “In Colorado, authorized hashish companies are sometimes small companies that gasoline our native economies and create new jobs. Are you able to think about what federal legalization would accomplish? I don’t find out about you, however I’m able to see it!”

Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO), who’s retiring on the finish of this Congress, stated he went out “swinging” on marijuana banking.

The Home invoice to increase eligibility for expungement of first-time drug possession information obtained one new cosponsor for a complete of 13.


Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) introduced the timeline for the subsequent spherical of hashish dispensary licenses.

North Carolina’s Home speaker stated he expects medical hashish laws to be thought-about once more in 2023 however famous that he didn’t assume a previous invoice had sufficient help inside his caucus and he’s undecided the place new members stand on the difficulty.

The California Supreme Courtroom dominated that bong producers aren’t required to warn clients that they could possibly be uncovered to a chemical that causes most cancers.

Washington State’s Social Fairness in Hashish Activity Pressure issued its remaining report.

Oregon regulators revealed a compliance bulletin about modifications to marijuana guidelines.

Vermont has collected $329,231 in marijuana excise tax income within the practically two months since authorized leisure gross sales started.

Nevada marijuana regulators are partnering with Lyft for discounted ride-sharing to cut back impaired driving throughout the holidays.

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Detroit, Michigan officers issued the primary leisure marijuana enterprise licenses after a federal decide rejected a movement for a preliminary injunction towards town’s hashish guidelines.

The Jackson County, Oregon Board of Commissioners declared a state of emergency on hashish grows.

The St. Cloud, Minnesota Metropolis Council authorised licensing for companies that promote cannabinoid merchandise.


German lawmakers are withholding funds from the Ministry of Well being till the federal government releases a draft marijuana legalization invoice.

The top of Malta’s hashish authority stated there’s no battle introduced by his previous function as chief of a church social group against drug coverage reform.

A Western Australia lawmaker despatched a Christmas card with an illustration depicting him getting pulled over by the police whereas driving Santa’s sleigh with giant sacks of hashish within the again.


A examine “didn’t help that the variety of retail shops inside 2-, 5-, 10-, or 20-mile radii of adolescents’ properties elevated probability of past-year hashish use on the within- or between-subjects ranges” and “didn’t help a larger probability of hashish use amongst youth whose adolescence coincided extra absolutely with the post-[recreational cannabis legalization] interval,” however “a secondary mannequin instructed that after adjusting for adolescents’ concurrent alcohol use as a marker of normal substance use threat, RCL was related to hashish use.”

A overview concluded that “CBD has the potential to turn into an ample complement which will enhance muscle restoration.”


The Indiana Democratic Party tweeted, “The @indgop ought to put aside its partisanship and legalize marijuana. It’s a win-win for the Hoosier State.”

The sister of American Marc Fogel, who’s imprisoned in Russia for possessing medical hashish, authored an op-ed saying that the Biden administration ought to take steps to free him much like what they did for basketball participant Brittney Griner.

The RAND Company revealed a paper on psychedelics and veterans’ psychological well being.


Trulieve Hashish Corp. reached a settlement with the Occupational Security and Well being Administration that requires the corporate to conduct a examine on whether or not floor hashish mud  ought to be labeled as a “hazardous chemical” following the demise of a Massachusetts worker who collapsed on the job.

Akanda Corp. introduced that its CEO is on a paid depart of absence amid an impartial investigation of unspecified issues.

Dutchie was chosen by New York officers to supply know-how and point-of-sale options for marijuana dispensaries.

Tilray Inc. shareholders proposed an elevated $39.9 million settlement in a lawsuit alleging that administrators of the corporate unfairly structured a merger to learn founders.

SNDL Inc. and Nova Hashish are forming a strategic partnership on a hashish retail platform in Canada.

Rhode Island dispensaries offered $2.9 million price of authorized marijuana merchandise within the first two weeks of authorized gross sales.

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