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March 7, 2022

Top MD senator: put extra marijuana particulars on poll; Senate candidate at drive-thru dispensary; MO psychedelics invoice; MT gross sales

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/ TOP THINGS TO KNOW



Maryland’s Senate president mentioned he’s positive with referring marijuana legalization to voters through a poll measure, however they should know extra particulars about how the hashish market could be structured than what’s offered within the House-passed plan.



The Illinois House of Representatives handed a invoice to offer office protections for marijuana customers. If enacted, employers would now not be capable to hearth or punish employees for off-job hashish 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 hashish blunt in his first marketing campaign advert.

  • “You can pull up and get your grass without ever getting out of your car. It’s business, baby!” 

A Missouri Republican consultant filed a invoice to decriminalize psilocybin, DMT, ibogaine and mescaline and permit authorized medical entry to the psychedelics for sufferers with sure diseases.



New Jersey regulators held a public listening to to get suggestions on how folks assume the state ought to spend marijuana tax income.



The Montana Department of Revenue reported that retailers bought $13 million value of leisure marijuana in February—a rise from January when authorized adult-use hashish gross sales first launched within the state.



/ FEDERAL



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 mentioned 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.”



/ STATES



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



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, at present a consultant, is beneath hearth for saying a girl he is aware of turned a “wrung-out whore” after utilizing marijuana and different medication.



Utah lawmakers despatched Gov. Spencer Cox (R) a invoice to let veterinarians focus on medical hashish for pets.



Oklahoma’s House majority flooring chief spoke about laws to revise medical hashish laws.



The New Hampshire House Ways and Means Committee held a listening to on a invoice to legalize marijuana and conduct gross sales by way of state-owned shops.



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 mentioned activists plan to gather signatures for medical hashish poll initiatives at a Snoop Dogg live performance on 4/20.



A Kansas senator is anticipated to file a medical hashish invoice within the coming days.



A Missouri consultant mentioned his marijuana legalization invoice 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 enterprise guidelines.



Pennsylvania regulators expanded monetary help for medical hashish sufferers and caregivers, and authorised a brand new scientific registrant for the medical marijuana analysis program.



Nevada regulators issued a well being and security bulletin about hashish merchandise from NLVG, LLC, they usually summarily suspended its licenses.



Arizona marijuana tax income is funding a sequence of expungement clinics.



New York’s Dormitory Authority launched a request for details about the state’s hashish fairness fund.



Michigan regulators printed FAQs on the switch of regulatory obligations for some points of the hemp business.



Vermont regulators will evaluate marijuana guidelines adjustments on Monday.





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/ INTERNATIONAL



Israeli President Isaac Herzog and the nation’s justice minister introduced that the federal government is planning to approve a measure to legalize marijuana possession and expunge previous data.



Morocco’s authorities chosen three provinces the place authorized hashish cultivation will happen.



The Bermuda House of Assembly is about to take up a hashish legalization invoice.



Canadian regulators’ resolution to disclaim healthcare professionals’ purposes to make use of psilocybin as a part of coaching to manage psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy is being challenged.



/ SCIENCE & HEALTH



A examine discovered that medical hashish “reduces opioid prescription for patients with chronic [osteoarthritis] pain and improves pain and quality of life”



A examine urged that “there is no pharmacological difference in vitro in the antiproliferative, anti-inflammatory, or permeability effects of purified natural versus synthetic CBD.”



/ ADVOCACY, OPINION & ANALYSIS



The Indiana Democratic Party tweeted, “The #AmericanRescuePlan and #TheJobsAct are delivering for Hoosiers in all 92 counties. But, there’s another economic opportunity for the state: cannabis. @INDems supports cannabis legalization.”



Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist tweeted, “California Democrats can screw up everything—even legalizing cannabis–by taxing and regulating legal pot so much that the black market is preferable.”



The Baltimore Sun editorial board mentioned voters ought to be capable to have a say on marijuana legalization by way of a referendum.



/ BUSINESS



Planet 13 Holdings Inc. accomplished its acquisition of Next Green Wave.



Activists held a rally outdoors a Columbia Care dispensary in Delaware to protest medical hashish costs that they are saying are too excessive.



/ CULTURE



American basketball participant Brittney Griner is being detained in Russia after allegedly being caught at an airport with hashish vape cartridges.

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