OH lawmakers might be compelled to consider legalization; NY marijuana could come in hemp wrappers; Cannabis decriminality in St. Louis is on the rise
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/ THINGS TO KNOW
Ohio activists say that by the end of this month, they’ll have collected enough signatures to force the legislature to consider a proposal to legalize marijuana in early 2022. And if lawmakers don’t act, they’ll put it on the ballot vote for voters to vote.
A senator from new york introduced a bill to encourage marijuana companies to make the packaging of their products out of hemp as a more sustainable alternative to plastic.
The Council of Aldermen of St. Louis, Missouri preliminary approved a measure to repeal local sanctions against the use, possession or cultivation of small amounts of marijuana.
A new poll found that 67 percent of Texas votersâIncluding a majority of Republicans â supports the legalization of marijuana. The survey also asked for views on the legalization of other drugs such as cocaine and heroin.
The National Road Safety Administration urges people not to drive under the influence of marijuana or other drugs on Thanksgiving.
Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) tweeted: âOur cannabis laws have had a disproportionate impact on blacks and browns. It’s time to fix this and give people a second chance to work, apply to college, vote and more. That’s why I joined my colleagues in asking @POTUS to forgive non-violent cannabis convictions.
Representative Nancy Mace (R-SC) described his marijuana legalization bill as “the art of the possible and the fair.”
Representative Mike Garcia (R-CA) tweeted: âSignificant progress has been made in eradicating the illegal cultivation of marijuana in # CA25, but there is still work to be done. That’s why I continue to stay engaged with the local and federal officials involved, ensuring they are held accountable for their role in addressing the issue. “
Mississippi Republican Congressional Candidate Brice Wiggins said he was open to federal decriminalization of marijuana.
A spokesperson for Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont (D) said reports of marijuana containing fentanyl strengthen his rationale for adopting legalization.
Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Nikki Fried, currently Minister of Agriculture, reacted to a bogus anti-marijuana ad on cannabis sparking deadly follies by tweeting: âThat doesn’t bode well for my Thanksgiving. ð± â
Ohio Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Cranley, currently mayor of Cincinnati, tweeted, âI’m running on real ideas to turn our state around. We’re in a rut and my plan to come back will get us out. This will: – Legalize marijuana and reinvest the income in the communitiesâ¦ â
from New Mexico the new primary marijuana regulator is a former Columbia Care lobbyist.
Pennsylvania regulators are ordering medical cannabis companies to resubmit vaping products containing additives for re-approval.
California regulators are increasing tax rates on marijuana effective January 1.
Indiana regulators have tabled an emergency rule on hemp.
Louisiana regulators have tabled amended rules on hemp and CBD.
Oregon officials took stock of projected marijuana revenues.
New Hampshire regulators will hold a listening session on the medical cannabis program on December 1.
The Arkansas The Medical Marijuana Commission will meet on December 2.
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Oakland, California marijuana dispensaries have been the victims of a series of thefts.
Princeton, New Jersey The Cannabis Working Group will meet on Tuesday.
Malta Prime Minister Robert Abela spoke out in favor of the government’s bill to legalize marijuana, while the leader of the opposition continued to criticize him.
from Canada The Minister of Mental Health and Addictions has said the federal government will move quickly on British Columbia’s demand to decriminalize drugs.
A Mexican The Senate task force is said to have 80% finished drafting a new marijuana legalization bill that lawmakers want to pass next month.
/ SCIENCE & HEALTH
One study concluded that âalthough the legal environment becomes more restrictive for delta-8-THC compared to delta-9-THC, the results suggest that delta-8-THC can be just as effective for desired purposes of cannabis use and less unwanted or unwanted effects.
A study of factors surrounding consumers transition from illegal to legal marijuana markets found that âperceived enablers for change included: safety (63.1%); price (42.7%); legal, no risk of conviction (35.3%); increased accessibility (32.3%); product diversity (14.2%) âand thatâ perceived barriers included: price (66.4%); judgment (36%); regulation (28.9%); loyalty to the current supplier (27.2%); reduced accessibility (13.2%).
/ ADVOCACY, OPINION & ANALYSIS
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Uber eats announced that it would process Tokyo Smoke’s marijuana orders in Ontario, Canada.
Ayr Well-being Inc. reported quarterly revenue of $ 96.2 million and a net loss of $ 3.4 million. The company also acquires Sweet Companies, LLC and unveil a new corporate brand identity.
Auxly Groupe Cannabis Inc. acquired Sunens Farms Inc.
MedMen Enterprises Inc. has a new President and Interim CEO.
Jennifer lawrence smoked marijuana on the set of the movie “Don’t Look Up” to play a researcher who uses cannabis to calm her nerves.
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