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“To my knowledge, there is no evidence that occasional [adult] marijuana use has harmful effects, ” said Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
“I’m not aware of any scientific evidence for this.”
New York City opens the first safe place to consume illegal drugs in the United States. It remains to be seen how the Biden administration, which has generally expressed support for a harm reduction approach, will respond.
The National Association of Credit Unions, the Defense Credit Union Board, and the National Association of Federally Insured Credit Unions sent a letter urging Congress to pass cannabis banking legislation through the National Defense Authorization Act.
The Jamaica Department of Health and Wellness has launched a new “Good Ganja Sense” campaign to bust myths about cannabis and promote education. It features bus ads, websites and catchy ads.
A federal judge has suspended the deadline for filing pretrial motions in a Maine marijuana and money laundering case involving public officials to give defendants more time to review evidence.
Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) said he sees a “great chance” to pass cannabis banking legislation through the National Defense Authorization Act. He also tweeted bipartisan support for the move, saying: “I thank these Senators and @SenatorHick & @SenatorBennet for their support. By including #SAFEBanking in the final NDAA, we can protect our financial system, reduce public safety risks and better support small and minority businesses.”
Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-SD) and former Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), who did not support marijuana legalization while in office, joined the Coalition for Cannabis Policy, Education and Regulation as co-chairs.
Democratic Senate candidate Charles Booker of Kentucky tweeted: “When I get to the Senate, I will be submitting legislation that will eventually legalize marijuana and calling it “Gatewood Galbraith Justice” and Therapeutic Act.”
Kentucky Democratic congressional candidate William Compton tweeted: “In Congress, I fully support legalizing marijuana at the federal level. Kentucky’s cash crop has always been tobacco, why can’t we add marijuana to create more income?”
Pennsylvania Democratic gubernatorial candidate Josh Shapiro, who is now attorney general, tweeted: “60% of Pennsylvanians support legalizing marijuana. Every second wasted on this will leave those with small amounts of marijuana One more second to deal with the unjust record. Let’s get it done.”
The Lieutenant Governor of Illinois, who hosted an event on the Cannabis Revenue Funding Grant Program, said: “The #R3 plan invests 25% of adult cannabis tax revenue back into communities suffering from historic divestments. Our goal is to invest in these communities by investing in to repair the damage, which can only be done in partnership with these communities.”
Mississippi lawmakers say they plan to pass a medical marijuana bill in early 2022.
A Massachusetts senator has submitted a bill at the request of citizens that would revise alcohol regulations to reflect stricter marijuana regulations.
The New Mexico Legislature’s Financial Authority Oversight Committee discussed the marijuana micro-business loan program at the hearing. Separately, the regulator will hold a public hearing Wednesday on the proposed cannabis labor peace agreement and solvent rules.
The Oklahoma Senate will hold a hearing with medical marijuana regulators on Wednesday.
The Maryland House Task Force on Legalizing Marijuana will meet Wednesday.
Connecticut regulators have increased the amount of mold acceptable in testing cannabis products without issuing formal rules about the changes.
California Marijuana Control Appeals Panel proposes rule changes.
The New Jersey regulator released a webinar on the cannabis business license application process.
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New York McGraw voters narrowly passed a ballot measure that would allow retail and on-site consumption of marijuana.
The Greensport, New York Board of Directors voted not to approve cannabis dispensaries and on-site consumption facilities.
Toms River, N.J. Town Council votes to permanently ban recreational marijuana businesses.
Missoula, Montana City Council approves marijuana regulations.
The city of Gloucester, Massachusetts, is being sued by a cannabis business alleging that its operations must pay excessive and illegal community impact fees.
Post time: Aug-11-2022