Senators Call for Hearing on Cannabis Banks (Newsletter: June 21, 2021)

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FL Court blocks marijuana initiative; Congressional War on Drugs Hearing; Amendments to the federal legalization of lawyers; Poll: voters support decriminality

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/ THINGS TO KNOW

Connecticut lawmakers sent a marijuana legalization bill to Gov. Ned Lamont (D), who announced he would sign it after recent changes addressed concerns that led him to issue a veto threat earlier this week.

Thursday, the 50th anniversary of President Richard Nixon’s declaration of the war on drugs, congressional lawmakers formally introduced a bill to decriminalize all drugs and held a hearing on the harms of enforcing the bans.

the Florida Supreme Court overturned another voting measure on the legalization of marijuana because, according to the judges, its summary of the ballot is “misleading.” They already blocked a cannabis initiative in April. Activists must start all over for 2022 now.

the Parabola Center, a new organization led by former Massachusetts marijuana regulator Shaleen Title– proposed changes to a federal legalization bill to prevent large companies from excluding from the cannabis industry communities affected by the war on drugs.

Another new poll found that a strong majority of American voters support the decriminalization of all drugs. The survey, published by The Appeal and Data for Progress, also shows support for the removal of criminal sanctions in the event of an intention to distribute personal funds.

/ FEDERAL

the Senate Judiciary Commission put forward Presidential candidate Joe Biden to lead the Drug Enforcement Administration on the ground.

Several Republican senators spoke about their perspective on federal marijuana reform.

Representative Charlie Crist (D-FL), who is running for governor of Florida, tweeted: “The Florida Supreme Court that @GovRonDeSantis is full of partisan judges just turned down another ballot initiative to allow Floridians to vote on legalizing marijuana. It’s wrong. Legalization should belong to the people of Florida. “

Representative Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) gave a floor to the house word urging the federal government to do more to combat illegal marijuana grow operations.

Former Representative Barney Frank (D-MA) spoke about how he is pressuring senators to approve marijuana banking legislation.

/ STATES

Delaware Gov. John Carney (D) signed a bill allowing nurse practitioners and certified medical assistants to make recommendations on medical cannabis.

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey (right) hosted a signing ceremony for a medical cannabis bill she had previously officially signed.

South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem (R) tweeted, “I want South Dakota to have the best, most patient-focused medical cannabis program in America. I have heard from people who are in pain and who hope for relief. We are 100% committed to starting this program as quickly and responsibly as possible. Learn more at http://MedCannabis.SD.gov.

Former Colorado governors approve a proposed voting measure to increase taxes on marijuana.

the Maine The Senate and House of Representatives have given initial approval to a bill aimed at blocking controversial medical cannabis regulations.

the Wyoming The Supreme Court dismissed a request from the state attorney general’s office to remove from the record the identity of a police officer who the court said lied during testimony in a case accusing producers of hemp to grow marijuana.

A Michigan representative filed a bill to regulate delta-8-THC.

Washington state regulators held an emergency meeting on hemp-derived delta-9-THC. Separately, regulators sent an update to clarify that marijuana dispensaries can use their parking lots to host vaccination clinics as part of the “Joints for Jabs” program.

Massachusetts regulators will begin accepting nominations for the state’s third social equity cohort on Monday.

from Ohio The medical marijuana advisory committee has met.

Nevada Regulators will host a webinar on the health risks at marijuana facilities on Wednesday.

Idaho regulators will hold public meetings on planned hemp rules on Wednesday and June 30.


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/ LOCAL

A federal judge said Detroit, Michigan the residency rules for owning a marijuana business are “likely unconstitutional”.

the Gwinnett County, Georgia The Police Citizen Advisory Council issued a recommendation to decriminalize marijuana.

A Cleveland County, Oklahoma The commissioner wants the legislature to conduct an interim study on medical cannabis cultivation facilities in unincorporated areas.

/ INTERNATIONAL

the UK The Innovation, Growth and Regulatory Reform Working Group has recommended changes to the regulation of CBD products.

Former Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos tweeted: “Fifty years ago, Nixon declared the world war on drugs. A war with worse consequences every day. It is a lost war that we must change. Prohibition is original sin.

/ SCIENCE & HEALTH

A study of choice of buying marijuana found that “the price difference between authorized and unauthorized sources was commonly seen as a factor influencing purchasing decisions” and that “the quality characteristics of the product (e.g. size, color, content water) and social influences were also factored into purchasing decisions ”, while“ participants were generally indifferent to packaging and warning labels, but expressed concern about the excessive packaging required for regulated products ”.

One study provided “evidence for the beneficial effects of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy in treating [sleep disorders] in people with PTSD. “

/ ADVOCACY, OPINION & ANALYSIS

the Connecticut Democratic Party tweeted: “Connecticut is on the verge of legalizing marijuana.”

New Jersey Politics Perspective released a report concluding that the state has spent $ 11.6 billion over the past decade to enforce the war on drugs.

the Coalition for Cannabis Policy, Education and Regulation released a guidance document on opportunities for small minority-owned marijuana businesses.

/ BUSINESS

Curaleaf Holdings, Inc. is sued by a former executive of a company she acquired who alleges that she never received the equity promised to her as a condition of her employment.

Subway won a trademark infringement lawsuit against the Canadian cannabis dispensary Budway.

Will simplify closed a $ 6 million Series B round.

Cresco Laboratories has launched a “summer social justice campaign” which will include removal events and fundraising and petition campaigns.

Total Life Changes LLC is being sued by a former army sergeant who alleges the company has failed to warn consumers that its weight loss tea and other products contain THC.

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