safe drug use sites in New York; Financial organizations want marijuana banks in the NDAA; The new Jamaican “good sense of ganja” campaign
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/ THINGS TO KNOW
Director of the National Institute for the Fight against Drug Abuse, Nora Volkow said “there is no evidence to my knowledge that on occasion [adult] the use of marijuana has harmful effects.
- “I don’t know of any scientific proof for this.”
New York City opened the first sites for the safe use of illegal drugs in the United States. It remains to be seen how the Biden administration, which has expressed support for harm reduction approaches in general, will respond.
The Credit Union National Association, Defense Credit Union Council and National Association of Federally-Assured Credit Unions sent a letter urging Congress to pass marijuana banking legislation through the National Defense Authorization Act.
Jamaican Ministry of Health and Welfare launched a new “Good Ganja Sense” campaign to break cannabis myths and boost education. It features bus announcements, a website, and an eye-catching jingle.
A federal judge suspended the time limit for filing pre-trial motions in an alleged Maine marijuana and money laundering operation involving public officials to give defendants more time to review the evidence.
Representative Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) said he believed there was a “good chance” of passing a marijuana banking law through the National Defense Authorization Act. He also has tweeted of bipartisan support for the decision, saying, “I appreciate the support of these Senators – as well as @SenatorHick & @SenatorBennet. By including #SAFEBanking in the final NDAA, we can protect our financial system, reduce public safety risks, and better support small and minority-owned businesses.
Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-SD) and former Representative Greg Walden (R-OR), who did not support the legalization of marijuana during his tenure, joined the Coalition for Cannabis Policy, Education and Regulation as co-chairs.
Kentucky Democratic Senate Candidate Charles booker tweeted: “When I get to the Senate, I will introduce the bill to finally legalize cannabis, and I will call it Gatewood Galbraith Justice and Healing Act.”
Kentucky Democratic Candidate for Congress Guillaume Compton tweeted, “In Congress, I would fully support the legalization of marijuana at the federal level. The cash crop in Kentucky has always been tobacco, why can’t we add marijuana to create more income? “
Pennsylvania Democratic Governor Candidate Josh shapiro, currently Attorney General, tweeted: “60% of Pennsylvanians support the legalization of marijuana. Every second lost is one more second that people who have owned small amounts of marijuana are spending to deal with an unfair case. Let’s do it.
Illinois The Lieutenant Governor hosted an event on a marijuana revenue-funded subsidy program, stating, “Program # R3 reinvests 25% of adult cannabis tax revenues in communities that have experienced historic divestment. Our goal is to repair the damage by investing in these communities, and this work can only be done in collaboration with these same communities.
Mississippi Lawmakers have said they plan to pass a medical cannabis bill in early 2022.
A Massachusetts The senator introduced a bill, at the behest of a citizen, that would change alcohol regulations to reflect more restrictive marijuana regulations.
The New Mexico The legislature’s financial authority oversight committee discussed the cannabis microenterprise loan program at a hearing. Separately, regulators will hold a public hearing on the proposed marijuana labor peace accords and solvent rules on Wednesday.
The Oklahoma The Senate will hold a hearing with medical cannabis regulators on Wednesday.
from Maryland The House Cannabis Legalization working group will meet on Wednesday.
Connecticut regulators increased the acceptable amount of mold in tested marijuana products without issuing a formal rule regarding the change.
The California The Cannabis Control Appeal Board has proposed changes to the rules.
New Jersey regulators published a webinar on the marijuana business license application process.
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McGraw, New York voters narrowly approved a voting measure to allow on-site retail and consumption of marijuana.
The Greensport, New York The board voted to refuse to allow on-site marijuana dispensaries and consumption facilities.
The Toms River, New Jersey City council voted to permanently ban recreational marijuana businesses.
The Missoula, Montana The city council has approved the marijuana bylaws.
The city of Gloucester, Massachusetts is being sued by a marijuana company for allegedly excessive and illegal community impact fees that must be paid to operate.
The Hartford, Connecticut The Planning and Zoning Commission’s proposed marijuana rules would encourage dispensaries to be located downtown.
from Mexico The Supreme Court will consider a case on Wednesday challenging the ban on growing hemp.
Spanish Lawmakers have said they will seek to pass a law to legalize marijuana in 2022.
that of Singapore The Court of Appeal upheld the death sentences of two men convicted of conspiracy to traffic in marijuana.
New Brunswick, from Canada The Minister of Finance has introduced a bill allowing private marijuana shops and direct-from-the-grower farm operations.
/ SCIENCE & HEALTH
One study found that “CBD-rich cannabis extracts down-regulate the expression of several key fibrotic genes indicating their anti-fibrosis potential at the transcriptional level.
One review concluded that “classic and atypical psychedelics are promising treatment options in the terminally ill patients. “
/ ADVOCACY, OPINION & ANALYSIS
The Draft Marijuana Policy hired a communications director who previously worked for members of Congress.
The Chacruna Institute has published a best practice guide for psychedelic plant medicine churches.
The Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America urges people to ask members of Congress not to include the banking language of marijuana in the National Defense Authorization Act.
Harborside Inc. acquires UL Holdings Inc. and LPF JV Corporation and is expected to rename StateHouse Holdings. The company also announced a private contract without an intermediary placement units with a gross value of up to $ 10 million.
Flower One Holdings Inc. reported quarterly revenue of $ 14.1 million.
Helmet raised a funding round of $ 8.6 million.
Mother Society has a new director general of social equity enterprises and director of human resources.
Aaron Carter said he smoked marijuana with Michael Jackson.
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