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Several military veterans service organizations called on Congress to ease restrictions on medical cannabis access and research at a series of recent joint hearings of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees.

Wisconsin’s Republican Assembly majority leader said it’s “likely” the state will legalize marijuana “at some point”—but he thinks medical cannabis legislation has a better shot in the near term.

Rhode Island representatives filed bills to decriminalize most drugs and to allow medical professionals to “prescribe and dispense psilocybin as a therapeutic.”

The American Civil Liberties Union, AFL-CIO, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Drug Policy Alliance, NORML and other organizations sent a letter calling on Congress to finally remove the ban on recreational marijuana sales in Washington, D.C.

A Wyoming representative who is sponsoring a marijuana decriminalization bill says it won’t get a vote this session.

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The Department of Justice now has until May 9 to reveal its position in a case about the legality of safe consumption sites for illegal drugs—the latest delay on a brief that was initially due back in November.

Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said the U.S. government is “doing everything we can” to aid Americans detained in Russia—including basketball player Brittney Griner, who was jailed after allegedly being caught at an airport with cannabis vape cartridges.

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) said she is pressing the State Department to focus on helping to free Brittney Griner from Russian detention over an alleged cannabis offense.

Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) tweeted, “I enjoyed visiting Formation Ag and learning about their work producing machinery necessary to convert hemp into a variety of industrial products. It’s great to see such innovative businesses in Colorado’s Third District!”

Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) tweeted, “Black Americans are four times more likely to be arrested and six times more likely to go to jail for marijuana-related offenses. It’s time we federally legalize cannabis and work to undo decades of injustice against Black Americans.”

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South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) signed several medical marijuana reform bills into law. Separately, a legislative conference committee is set to reconcile versions of a bill that could ban or limit medical cannabis home cultivation. Meanwhile, the Senate defeated legislation that would have limited where medical marijuana could be used.

Kansas’s attorney general issued an opinion saying delta-8 THC is illegal unless derived from hemp and, even if so, products containing it must be limited to 0.3 percent total THC.

Indiana Democratic secretary of state candidate Destiny Scott Wells spoke about how other states are generating tax revenue with marijuana legalization. She also tweeted, “Hoosiers are overwhelmingly in favor of moving forward on cannabis, yet Indiana is behind our neighbor states as they take advantage of economic development from its legalization.”

The New Jersey Senate approved a bill to let medical cannabis patients under 18 years of age to have up to four designated caregivers

New York’s Assembly majority leader discussed efforts to implement marijuana legalization.

Oklahoma House leaders announced a plan to revise medical cannabis rules, and the House Alcohol, Tobacco and Controlled Substances Committee approved several related bills.

The Illinois House assistant majority leader filed a bill to consolidate marijuana regulatory agencies.

Ohio House Democrats tweeted about the passage of a bill to add autism spectrum disorder as a medical cannabis qualifying condition.

The Virginia House Appropriations Committee defeated a Senate-passed bill to allow resentencing for people with marijuana convictions.

The Wyoming Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill to punish pregnant women who use illegal drugs.

The Kentucky House Judiciary Committee may hold a hearing on a medical cannabis bill on Wednesday.

Rhode Island lawmakers spoke about the marijuana legalization bill they are sponsoring.

A Pennsylvania representative tweeted, “Small marijuana convictions can keep you from affordable housing, federal and state aid, and even chances at a job. Medical marijuana patients are being denied a job based on their consumption of cannabis. This war on drugs needs to head in the right direction.”

Michigan marijuana regulators revised administrative rules.

The California State Fair Cannabis Awards extended the submission deadline and revised its award categories.


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Maryland’s Senate president said he’s fine with referring marijuana legalization to voters via a ballot measure, but they deserve to know more details about how the cannabis market would be structured than what’s provided in the House-passed plan.

The Illinois House of Representatives passed a bill to provide workplace protections for marijuana consumers. If enacted, employers would no longer be able to fire or punish workers for off-job cannabis use, with some exceptions.

Louisiana Democratic Senate candidate Gary Chambers posted a video of himself visiting a drive-thru marijuana dispensary. Previously, Chambers made waves by smoking a cannabis blunt in his first campaign ad.
A Missouri Republican representative filed a bill to decriminalize psilocybin, DMT, ibogaine and mescaline and allow legal medical access to the psychedelics for patients with certain illnesses.

New Jersey regulators held a public hearing to get feedback on how people think the state should spend marijuana tax revenue.

The Montana Department of Revenue reported that retailers sold $13 million worth of recreational marijuana in February—an increase from January when legal adult-use cannabis sales first launched in the state.

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Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) wrote about her opposition to legalizing marijuana in constituent letters.

Rep. David Scott (D-GA) tweeted, “As the Chair of the House Agriculture Committee, I am committed to addressing the issue of cannabis in our next Farm Bill. We need to eliminate barriers for small businesses and Black entrepreneurs to start legal cannabis companies under state law.”

Pennsylvania Republican Senate candidate Mehmet Oz said he opposes legalizing marijuana.

Missouri Democratic congressional candidate Ray Reed tweeted, “It is time to legalize recreational marijuana and expunge the records of those serving time for non-violent marijuana offenses.”

Washington State Democratic congressional candidate Ann Marie Danimus tweeted, “​​Marijuana should be legal on the federal level. We’ve seen it work here in WA, the first state to legalize recreational use alongside CO 10 years ago. Legalizing cannabis will be a boon for our economy and promote criminal justice reform efforts nationwide.”

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New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) touted the job-creating potential of the marijuana legalization law she signed in a speech at the state’s Democratic pre-primary nominating convention.

Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke, a former congressman, tweeted, “We are going to legalize marijuana in Texas.”

South Dakota Republican gubernatorial candidate Steve Haugaard, currently a representative, is under fire for saying a woman he knows became a “wrung-out whore” after using marijuana and other drugs.

Utah lawmakers sent Gov. Spencer Cox (R) a bill to let veterinarians discuss medical cannabis for pets.

Oklahoma’s House majority floor leader spoke about legislation to revise medical cannabis regulations.

The New Hampshire House Ways and Means Committee held a hearing on a bill to legalize marijuana and conduct sales through state-owned stores.

Minnesota House Democrats tweeted, “The only reason we don’t have a regulated market for adults to safely consume cannabis is because Senate Republicans are out of touch with Minnesotans on this issue. It’s time to legalize, expunge, and regulate.”

A Nebraska senator said activists plan to collect signatures for medical cannabis ballot initiatives at a Snoop Dogg concert on 4/20.

A Kansas senator is expected to file a medical cannabis bill in the coming days.

A Missouri representative discussed his marijuana legalization bill in a radio interview.

A Rhode Island senator tweeted, “Legalize. Automatically Expunge. Justice reinvestment for communities targeted by the war on drugs.🌿”

California regulators proposed revised marijuana business rules.

Pennsylvania regulators expanded financial assistance for medical cannabis patients and caregivers, and approved a new clinical registrant for the medical marijuana research program.

Nevada regulators issued a health and safety bulletin about cannabis products from NLVG, LLC, and they summarily suspended its licenses.

Arizona marijuana tax revenue is funding a series of expungement clinics.

New York’s Dormitory Authority released a request for information about the state’s cannabis equity fund.

Michigan regulators published FAQs on the transfer of regulatory responsibilities for some aspects of the hemp industry.

Vermont regulators will review marijuana rules changes on Monday.


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Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) said Democrats have agreed to schedule a hearing on her marijuana legalization bill soon.  The congresswoman also said on Ethan Nadelmann’s Psychoactive podcast that her campaign has been polling on cannabis issues in her own district and finding strong support.

The South Dakota House of Representatives killed a Senate-passed marijuana legalization bill. It was revived earlier this week in a legislative maneuver known as a “smoke out” but didn’t have enough support to formally advance to the calendar. The body also defeated legislation that would have gutted existing protections for medical cannabis patients.

The Washington, D.C. Council Labor & Workforce Development Committee unanimously approved a bill to ban pre-employment marijuana testing for most workers.

The Maryland Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on two competing marijuana legalization bills—just days after the House of Delegates passed legislation to place a legal cannabis referendum on the November ballot.

A pair of Republican lawmakers from Missouri and Oklahoma write in a new Marijuana Moment op-ed that the federal government must end cannabis prohibition and states should enact “reasonably regulated and enforced” legalization laws.

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The Biden administration is reportedly circulating an “internal executive branch presentation” about a previously published policy memo on how investing in marijuana businesses can negatively impact eligibility for security clearances.

Federally owned electrical utility Tennessee Valley Authority further clarified its stance on supplying power to medical cannabis businesses in a letter to a Mississippi public service commissioner.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) tweeted, “The cannabis industry saw a 33% growth in jobs in 2021. And it’s only going to keep growing! We will move forward on comprehensive federal cannabis reform with justice for the communities most impacted by the War on Drugs.”

Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) delivered a Senate floor speech criticizing efforts to put fentanyl-related substances in Schedule I.

Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) tweeted, “The work to right the wrongs of the War on Drugs must always be informed by those most impacted.Deadline for public comment to @MA_Cannabis’s Disproportionately Impacted Areas designation is tomorrow. Make your voice heard.”

Louisiana Democratic Senate candidate Gary Chambers said Democrats “need to expect the president to be true to what he said as candidate Biden” by following through on his cannabis reform campaign pledges.

The House bill to regulate CBD foods and beverages got two new cosponsors for a total of seven.

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Massachusetts Democratic gubernatorial candidate Maura Healey, currently the state attorney general, said she doesn’t regret opposing a voter-approved marijuana legalization ballot initiative.

Here’s a look at where South Dakota gubernatorial candidates stand on marijuana.

The Illinois House of Representatives is expected to vote on a bill to provide workplace protections for cannabis consumers on Friday.

Minnesota’s House majority leader spoke about efforts to expand medical cannabis access and to build support for broader legalization.

The Missouri Senate General Laws Committee approved a bill to decriminalize syringe exchange programs.

The chairman of the Louisiana House Health & Welfare Chair filed a bill to double the number of medical cannabis pharmacy licenses.

An Alabama senator introduced a bill to require women of childbearing age to have a negative pregnancy test before they can get medical cannabis.

Hawaiian regulators adopted new medical cannabis rules.

Iowa regulators issued guidance on consumable hemp.

Oregon regulators will be accepting public comment on proposed psilocybin services rules beginning on April 1.

The Colorado Department of Transportation tweeted, “New data shows crashes and impaired driving arrests involving multiple substances, such as alcohol and cannabis used together, are prevalent.”

Pennsylvania’s Department of Agriculture tweeted, “Despite the industry’s struggles over the years, the Dept. of Agriculture is working to boost uses for industrial hemp, particularly in construction. Under the #PAFarmBill, grant funding was awarded to an array of hemp projections and organizations.

Ohio regulators released updated medical cannabis patient and caregiver numbers.

California regulators will release proposed changes to marijuana rules on Friday.


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New Zealand’s Ministry of Health approved medical cannabis flower for use in the form of tea.

South Africa’s Constitutional Court heard arguments on the constitutionality of criminalizing children for possessing cannabis while it is no longer criminalized for adults.

Canadian lawmakers debated a bill to decriminalize drugs.

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A study found that CBD “improves spatial memory in 14-month-old female TAU58/2 transgenic mice.”

A review concluded that “oral psilocybin is showing itself to be clinically efficacious by producing statistically significant reductions in depression and anxiety symptoms over time versus control in multiple clinical trials” and “has also been shown to reduce cigarettes per day and drinks per day in patients with substance use disorders,” while “there have been no significant adverse clinical events.”

/ ADVOCACY, OPINION & ANALYSIS

A poll found that 66 percent of Singapore residents support using the death penalty against people convicted of drug trafficking.

Dr. Bronner’s CEO David Bronner authored a blog post about efforts to reconcile differences among stakeholders in the psychedelic reform community.

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Curaleaf Holdings, Inc. reported quarterly revenue of $320 million and a net loss of $30.1 million.

Shopify is reportedly ordering sellers to remove products containing more than 0.3 percent of any form of THC.

Tilray Brands, Inc. and HEXO Corp. announced a proposed strategic partnership in which the former company would acquire up to $211 million worth of senior secured convertible notes issued by the latter.

Neptune Wellness Solutions Inc. has been granted a 180-day extension to meet Nasdaq’s minimum bid requirement.

A judge ruled that a former MedMen CFO must repay the company $612,000 in legal fees that he was previously awarded.

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A new report from the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network shows that the number of banks working with marijuana businesses is increasing.

Missouri lawmakers filed resolutions calling on President Joe Biden to pardon people convicted of marijuana offenses and take action to combat the “racist double standard” that kept Sha’Carri Richardson from the Olympics over a cannabis test.

A new poll found that 61 percent of Wisconsin voters—including a majority of Republicans—support legalizing marijuana. Gov. Tony Evers (D) and Democratic lawmakers have pushed for the reform only to be consistently blocked by GOP legislative leaders.

A new survey showed that more Americans think it’d be good if people switched to marijuana and drank less alcohol than think the substance substitution would be bad.

GW Pharmaceuticals and Canopy Growth Corporation agreed in a joint court filing that Canopy can’t win its cannabis extraction patent infringement case under a federal judge’s interpretation of the definition of “CO2 in liquefied form under subcritical pressure and temperature conditions.” Canopy has until March 28 to appeal that interpretation.

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President Joe Biden spoke about the need to promote harm reduction for drugs in his State of the Union address, though he also talked up traditional criminal enforcement of drug laws.

White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Director Rahul Gupta issued a statement outlining the Biden administration’s drug strategy following the president’s speech.

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) said in the progressive response to President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address that we should “end the war on drugs.”

Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) tweeted, “There are no #cannabis reform bills sitting on @POTUS’ desk so I didn’t expect him to address it in the #SOTU2022. However I do expect the Senate to do their job & pass #SAFEBanking or other reforms so the President can take action & enact some sort of cannabis reform this year.”

Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) tweeted, “If we really wanted to address the opioid epidemic we’d do cannabis reform. We’d also fund medical research to better understand its benefits. #SOTU  #StatesReformAct”

Ohio Democratic congressional candidate Nina Turner tweeted, “Tonight would be a great time for @POTUS to announce a pardon to everyone who has ever been arrested for using cannabis.”

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Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) tweeted, “Applications for the next round of Restore, Reinvest, and Renew grants are due Tuesday. #R3 is a core tenet of Illinois’ cannabis legalization framework, setting us apart from other states that have legalized. Funding community organizations is another step toward justice.”

Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke, a former congressman, pledged to legalize marijuana in his primary election victory speech.

The South Dakota House of Representatives adopted an amendment to ban medical cannabis home cultivation.

The Ohio House of Representatives passed a bill to add autism spectrum disorder as a medical cannabis qualifying condition.

The Utah House of Representatives approved a bill on marijuana definitions and penalties.

Florida legislation to allow medical cannabis patients to renew their recommendations via telehealth died without committee action.

U.S. Virgin Islands regulators released proposed medical cannabis rules.

Washington State regulators adopted pesticide and heavy metal testing rules for marijuana products.

Maine regulators are discontinuing a proposed effort to revise medical cannabis rules. Separately, they also filed a brief asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit to uphold the state’s residency requirements for medical marijuana business ownership.

Colorado regulators reported that the share of minority owners of marijuana businesses has now increased to 17.5 percent. They separately issued compliance tips on marijuana business employee requirements and cannabis test batches.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health is hiring a new top medical cannabis regulator.

A New Mexico marijuana regulator called the state’s implementation of legalization “one of the ​​most aggressive launches that we’ve seen, that I think any state has seen.”

The Massachusetts Department of Fire Services tweeted, “​​Cannabis extraction processes that use flammable gases such as butane and propane are subject to strict #safety regulations. Their unlicensed use can cause serious injury or worse.”


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The Green Bay, Wisconsin Common Council voted to reduce the fine for marijuana possession.

Most Vermont municipalities that considered proposals this week to allow recreational marijuana sales approved the measures.

Pass Christian and Ridgeland, Mississippi officials opted out of allowing medical cannabis businesses.

A black former Philadelphia, Pennsylvania police officer’s lawsuit alleging discrimination in the department’s drug testing practices was dismissed.

/ INTERNATIONAL

Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado signed a medical cannabis and hemp bill into law.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines awarded a license allowing Med Plant Science Ltd to cultivate, process, import and export psychedelic compounds for medicinal purposes and scientific research.

/ SCIENCE & HEALTH

A study showed “significant improvement in [health-related quality of life] among patients using [medical marijuana] for pain.”

A study of mice found that “cannabidiol prevents depressive-like behaviors through the modulation of neural stem cell differentiation.”

/ ADVOCACY, OPINION & ANALYSIS

A poll found that Nebraska Republican voters oppose legalizing medical cannabis, 49 percent to 39 percent.

Concerned Women for America’s Legislative Action Committee included a House marijuana banking vote, which it opposed, in a scorecard for the first session of the 117th Congress.

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Harborside Inc. completed its acquisition of UL Holdings Inc. and appointed a new CEO.

Acreage Holdings Inc. has a new chief operating officer and its general counsel is leaving the company.

BDSA projected that global cannabis sales will reach just over $35 billion in 2022.
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