GOP Congressman Presses DEA For Cannabis Details (E-newsletter: August 25, 2023)

GOP Congressman Presses DEA For Cannabis Details (Newsletter: August 25, 2023)
GOP Congressman Presses DEA For Cannabis Details (Newsletter: August 25, 2023)

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Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) sent a letter pressing Drug Enforcement Administration Administrator Anne Milgram  for an replace on the timeline for a federal marijuana scheduling evaluate and asking her to offer a duplicate of a letter she beforehand mentioned President Joe Biden despatched to provoke the method.

The Ohio Ballot Board finalized poll language for a marijuana legalization initiative that can seem earlier than voters in November.

A new Congressional Research Service report examines challenges going through the hemp trade as lawmakers work to craft a regulatory framework for CBD amid ongoing inaction by the Meals and Drug Administration.

North Carolina lawmakers enacted laws appointing the primary member of the Medical Cannabis Manufacturing Fee—however that physique gained’t even exist till the Home of Representatives stops stalling consideration of a Senate-passed legalization invoice.

New York City’s government-funded Independent Budget Office revealed a report projecting that town may see marijuana gross sales attain as much as $1.2 billion yearly, leading to about $47 million in native tax income—however provided that extra dispensaries open and illicit gross sales are curbed.

A New Jersey administrative law judge dominated that the Jersey Metropolis Police Division should reinstate a second officer who was fired after testing constructive for marijuana.

A new study conducted by NuggMD means that medical marijuana is as efficient as opioids. Neuropathy sufferers “utilizing high-THC hashish discovered extra important ache reduction,” it says—a discovering that raises questions on prior analysis utilizing lower-potency government-grown marijuana.

The Michigan Office of the Auditor General determined that the Cannabis Regulatory Agency must “enhance its processes to make sure well timed disciplinary motion towards licensees for recognized violations.”


A federal jury heard opening arguments within the case of a person who was filmed smoking marijuana in Sen. Jeff Merkley’s (D-OR) workplace on January 6, 2021.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture revealed a submit concerning the institution of the primary typical pesticide tolerance for hemp.

Sens. Angus King (I-ME) and Susan Collins (R-ME), along with Reps. Chellie Pingree (D-ME) and Jared Golden (D-ME), despatched a letter asking Lawyer Normal Merrick Garland to clarify how the Division of Justice is addressing reviews of Chinese language-backed unlawful marijuana operations in Maine.

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) issued an announcement celebrating Minnesota’s legalization of marijuana.


A New York decide will maintain one other listening to in an ongoing lawsuit difficult the state’s marijuana enterprise licensing processes on Friday.

Colorado regulators issued a revised well being and security advisory about marijuana merchandise with doubtlessly unsafe ranges of yeast and mould.

Alabama’s prime medical hashish regulator mentioned it’s exhausting to foretell when dispensaries may open.

California regulators are modifying proposed guidelines on monitor and hint necessities for supply of hashish items.

Washington State regulators are accepting public feedback on proposed guidelines regarding accreditation of hashish laboratories by Friday.

New Jersey regulators are accepting public feedback on proposed guidelines regarding hashish medical registrants.

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The Littleton, Colorado Metropolis Council delayed a choice on whether or not to position a measure to extend marijuana gross sales taxes on the November poll.


The Bahamian prime minister, lawyer normal and well being minister are discussing marijuana laws that’s anticipated to be debated by lawmakers this yr.

The Philippine well being secretary acknowledged the medical advantages of hashish.


A research of mice urged that”CBD and CBG as therapeutic brokers that may exchange NSAIDs in managing post-fracture ache as each cannabinoids exert potent analgesic results and, on the identical time, promote bone healing.”

A evaluate concluded that psilocybin is “an efficient remedy for major depressive disorder in adults.”


A ballot of Oregonians discovered that 56 p.c wish to totally repeal the state’s voter-approved drug decriminalization legislation and that 64 p.c wish to repeal elements of it.

The Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party launched a line of marijuana legalization-themed merchandise.

The ACLU of Maryland will host an occasion on understanding rights throughout police encounters underneath marijuana legalization on Saturday.


POSaBIT Systems Corporation reported quarterly income of $13.5 million and a web lack of $1.8 million.

High Times has a brand new interim CEO.

Orange Photonics introduced that the Meals and Drug Administration might be using its LightLab 3 Excessive Sensitivity Cannabis Analyzer.

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Tom Angell is the editor of Marijuana Second. A 20-year veteran within the hashish legislation reform motion, he covers the coverage and politics of marijuana. Individually, he based the nonprofit Marijuana Majority. Beforehand he reported for and MassRoots, and dealt with media relations and campaigns for Legislation Enforcement In opposition to Prohibition and College students for Wise Drug Coverage.

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