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info_outline U.S. Senate Bill Raises Hopes For Washington, D.C. Cannabis Retail 10/21/2021
U.S. Senate Bill Raises Hopes For Washington, D.C. Cannabis Retail Today in cannabis news: A panel of South Dakota legislators pass a proposal to legalize cannabis statewide; a U.S. Senate panel submits a bill that would allow Washington, D.C. to begin recreational cannabis retail; and the New York state labor department publishes new guidelines that forbid companies from testing employees for cannabis.
info_outline Bank Of America Hastily Closes Account Of U.S. Federally Authorized Cannabis Institute 10/20/2021
Bank Of America Hastily Closes Account Of U.S. Federally Authorized Cannabis Institute Today in cannabis news: Bank of America suddenly closes the account of a U.S. federally authorized cannabis institute; Florida state legislators submit proposals to again allow medical cannabis patients to use online video consultations; and the USDA begins sending out a national research poll to hemp farmers.
info_outline U.S. Residents Prefer To Live In Areas With Cannabis Legalization, Poll Finds 10/19/2021
U.S. Residents Prefer To Live In Areas With Cannabis Legalization, Poll Finds Today in cannabis news: A new real estate poll shows that Americans like to reside in states where cannabis has been legalized; statistics show that Virginia has sealed over 60,000 cannabis trafficking charges since statewide legalization took place; and a new study by a U.S. federal official indicates underreporting on the effects of cannabis legalization and lowering crime rates.
info_outline Florida Governor Candidates Compete On Which Is The Biggest Backer Of Cannabis Legalization 10/18/2021
Florida Governor Candidates Compete On Which Is The Biggest Backer Of Cannabis Legalization Today in cannabis news: Two Florida gubernatorial candidates feud over who backs statewide cannabis legalization more; statistics show that cannabis seizures by the DEA have dropped significantly since states in the U.S. began legalizing it, leaving the agency with less samples; and activists in Nepal call for nationwide cannabis legalization.
info_outline Law Enforcement Unions In Germany Speak Out Against National Cannabis Legalization 10/14/2021
Law Enforcement Unions In Germany Speak Out Against National Cannabis Legalization Today in cannabis news: GOP Ohio legislators introduce a proposal to legalize cannabis statewide; organizers in South Dakota start a signature campaign to place cannabis legalization on the state ballot in 2022; and law enforcement unions in Germany speak out against national cannabis legalization proposals.
info_outline Kentucky GOP Rep: Medical Cannabis Bill Will Pass If Lawmakers Find The “Courage” 10/13/2021
Kentucky GOP Rep: Medical Cannabis Bill Will Pass If Lawmakers Find The “Courage” Today in cannabis news: An Ohio police department posts, then deletes, a Facebook post stating that statewide cannabis decriminalization will lead to a societal “downhill tumble”; a Kentucky state lawmaker says their medical cannabis proposal would pass if colleagues find the “courage” to schedule a vote on it; and Arizona state regulators release the application requirements for additional recreational cannabis business licenses.
info_outline U.S. House Panel To Review Proposal On Military Veteran Cannabis Health Research 10/12/2021
U.S. House Panel To Review Proposal On Military Veteran Cannabis Health Research Today in cannabis news: A U.S. House panel will soon review a proposal supporting studies on the health effects of cannabis in military veterans; lawmakers from both major parties in Pennsylvania introduce a cannabis legalization proposal during a flurry of statewide policy initiatives; and the Kentucky state legislature will again consider a medical cannabis proposal during the upcoming session.
info_outline Former U.S. Attorney General: Nation On “Glide Path” Towards Federal Cannabis Reform 10/11/2021
Former U.S. Attorney General: Nation On “Glide Path” Towards Federal Cannabis Reform Today in cannabis news: Organizers in Oklahoma submit ballot measures for statewide recreational cannabis legalization and medical cannabis policy updates; the governor of California enacts legislation authorizing the production of smokable hemp and the sale of CBD-infused food and beverages; and the former U.S. Attorney General under the Obama administration asserts that the nation is on a “glide path” towards federal cannabis policy reform.
info_outline NBA Ends Athlete Cannabis Screenings Through Upcoming Season 10/08/2021
NBA Ends Athlete Cannabis Screenings Through Upcoming Season Today in cannabis news: A bipartisan partnership of Pennsylvania state legislators work on a cannabis policy reform proposal; “this year,” a U.S. congressperson promises to present reforms on psychedelics to the House of Representatives; and the NBA announces that it will no longer conduct random cannabis screenings on athletes for the upcoming season.
info_outline Philadelphia, Pennsylvania City Council Calling For Statewide Cannabis Policy Reform 10/07/2021
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania City Council Calling For Statewide Cannabis Policy Reform Today in cannabis news: New York state cannabis authorities convene for the first time since legalization to authorize cannabis flower accessibility for medical patients; cannabis sales in the state of Illinois are expected to reach $1 billion in 2021, thanks to strong September figures.; and next month, citizens of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania will vote on a cannabis initiative to urge lawmakers legalize cannabis throughout the state.
info_outline Leading Mexico Senator Shares Plans For Nationwide Cannabis Legalization 10/06/2021
Leading Mexico Senator Shares Plans For Nationwide Cannabis Legalization Today in cannabis news: A prominent Mexico senator shares the upcoming plans for establishing cannabis legalization across the country; Ohio state voters in several municipalities will see cannabis decriminalization measures on the ballot in November; and millions of dollars are being offered in California to encourage small cannabis business growth and social equity initiatives.
info_outline New Cannabis Consumption Lounge Law Takes Effect In Las Vegas, NV 10/05/2021
New Cannabis Consumption Lounge Law Takes Effect In Las Vegas, NV Today in cannabis news: California state police seize nearly 100,000 cannabis plants in a massive illegal cannabis bust operation; Nebraska state activists begin a signature campaign for medical cannabis legalization in 2022; and in Las Vegas, Nevada, a new law allowing cannabis consumption lounges officially takes effect.
info_outline Sen. Schumer Says Senators Will Block Cannabis Banking Reform Until Federal Prohibition Ends 10/04/2021
Sen. Schumer Says Senators Will Block Cannabis Banking Reform Until Federal Prohibition Ends Today in cannabis news: A major U.S. House panel passes a proposal for the second time to eliminate the federal prohibition on cannabis; Sen. Chuck Schumer claims that prominent senators have reached an “agreement” not to push for cannabis banking reform until federal prohibition ends; and as more states legalize the plant, excessive cannabis consumption incidents amongst canines are on the rise, according to the ASPCA.
info_outline South Dakota State Legislators Seek To Ban Home-Grown Cannabis, Despite Legalization 10/01/2021
South Dakota State Legislators Seek To Ban Home-Grown Cannabis, Despite Legalization Today in cannabis news: A committee of South Dakota state legislators seeks to overturn an important provision in cannabis legislation to ban home-grown medical cannabis; the governor of California enacts legislation allowing for the utilization of medical cannabis in hospitals statewide for terminally sick patients; and prior to a special session being convened, the governor of Mississippi insists upon modifications to the medical cannabis proposal in consideration.
info_outline New Hampshire State Lawmakers Seek To Make Cannabis Possession A Constitutional Right 09/30/2021
New Hampshire State Lawmakers Seek To Make Cannabis Possession A Constitutional Right Today in cannabis news: Pennsylvania state legislators present a proposal to legalize cannabis with a social equity emphasis; New Hampshire state legislators press for an amendment to the state's constitution that would make cannabis possession a right; and U.S. state agriculture departments urge that federal government funds for hemp cultivators be increased.
info_outline Cannabis Arrests Decreased Significantly In 2020, FBI Data Reveals 09/29/2021
Cannabis Arrests Decreased Significantly In 2020, FBI Data Reveals Today in cannabis news: A recently published study indicates that cannabis legalization in states across the U.S. has not correlated to a rise in cannabis consumption; prosecutors in Los Angeles, California move to drop over 60,000 cannabis-related charges; and recent FBI data reveals that cannabis-related arrests decreased significantly throughout 2020.
info_outline U.S. House Panel To Vote On Federal Cannabis Policy Reform Bill This Week 09/28/2021
U.S. House Panel To Vote On Federal Cannabis Policy Reform Bill This Week Today in cannabis news: After a City Council vote, most Kansas City, Missouri government employees will cease to be subjected to pre-employment cannabis screenings; as legislators push for reforms, financial institutions increasingly claim to be engaging with cannabis firms, according to a U.S. federal analysis; and this week, a U.S. House panel will vote on a federal cannabis policy proposal, only days following cannabis financial reform advancement.
info_outline FBI Cannabis Policy Update: Prospective Agents Who Have Consumed Cannabis Over 24 Times Are Ineligible 09/27/2021
FBI Cannabis Policy Update: Prospective Agents Who Have Consumed Cannabis Over 24 Times Are Ineligible Today in cannabis news: The U.S. House fully advances a defense bill that includes cannabis banking safeguards, and now lawmakers in the Senate may stymie progress; Mississippi state legislators come to an agreement on statewide medical cannabis legalization and urge for a special session; and the FBI specifies that anyone who has used cannabis over 24 times is ineligible to become an agent.
info_outline USDA and Cornell University Team Up To Study Weed Invasions On Hemp Crops 09/24/2021
USDA and Cornell University Team Up To Study Weed Invasions On Hemp Crops Today in cannabis news: State senators in Pennsylvania deliberate on a proposal that would issue DUI safeguards for medical cannabis patients; New York's governor announces their last appointees to the state's cannabis regulatory authority; and the USDA teams up with Cornell University to conduct research on preventing weed invasions on hemp crops.
info_outline U.S. House Of Representatives Again Passes Cannabis Banking Safeguard Amendment 09/23/2021
U.S. House Of Representatives Again Passes Cannabis Banking Safeguard Amendment Today in cannabis news: State authorities in New York predict that cannabis tax revenue will eventually close a budget deficit caused by falling tobacco sales; while Amazon reiterates its backing for legalizing cannabis in the U.S., the corporation states that it has no position on cannabis “regulation, permitting, taxation, or interstate commerce”; and the U.S. House of Representatives approves cannabis financial institution safeguards for the fifth time.
info_outline Amazon Reinstates Employment Eligibility For Individuals Fired For Cannabis Use 09/22/2021
Amazon Reinstates Employment Eligibility For Individuals Fired For Cannabis Use Cannabis news: After a rejection from the state Supreme Court, Florida cannabis advocates submit a legalization proposal for 2022; Amazon states that staff and applicants who were terminated or disqualified due to cannabis screenings are now allowed to be employed with the corporation as it lobbies for federal cannabis legalization in the US; and state legislators in RI are “very close” to reaching an agreement on legalizing cannabis before a potential special session, according to a leading state senat
info_outline Law Enforcement Authorities & Biden Nominee Petition Supreme Court To Hear Case On Supervised Drug Consumption Centers 09/21/2021
Law Enforcement Authorities & Biden Nominee Petition Supreme Court To Hear Case On Supervised Drug Consumption Centers Today in cannabis news: State legislators in Pennsylvania plan to hold a hearing on DUI safeguards for medical cannabis patients; a former U.S. Republican congressperson breaks the trend of once anti-legalization politicians joining the cannabis industry; and 80 prominent law enforcement authorities, as well as a nominee of President Biden, petition the U.S. Supreme Court to take up a case regarding supervised drug consumption centers.
info_outline U.S. House Panel Votes To Revoke Drug Charge Penalty For Students Receiving Educational Tax Credits 09/20/2021
U.S. House Panel Votes To Revoke Drug Charge Penalty For Students Receiving Educational Tax Credits Today in cannabis news: Cannabis activists in South Dakota prepare for a vast legalization ballot initiative in 2022; since July, the New Jersey state Judiciary says it has overturned over 360,000 cannabis charges; and a U.S. Congressional committee votes to revoke the drug conviction consequence that prevents students from receiving an education tax credit.
info_outline U.S. House To Potentially Vote On Psychedelic And Cannabis Studies For Military Veterans 09/17/2021
U.S. House To Potentially Vote On Psychedelic And Cannabis Studies For Military Veterans Today in cannabis news: Advocates in Washington state launch a 2022 ballot initiative for statewide drug decriminalization; New Hampshire state legislators make the first moves toward putting cannabis legalization on the state ballot in 2022; and as a component of a defense bill, the U.S. House might vote on psychedelic and cannabis studies for military veterans and cannabis banking access.
info_outline FDA And CDC Issue Warnings On Delta-8 THC’s Adverse Effects 09/16/2021
FDA And CDC Issue Warnings On Delta-8 THC’s Adverse Effects Today in cannabis news: The FDA and the CDC warn the public about Delta-8 THC items derived from hemp; the National Urban League supports legalizing cannabis with reserving licenses for underprivileged populations; and Drake, Meek Mill, Al Harrington, and more public figures urge President Biden to grant sweeping cannabis pardons.
info_outline Inmates With Federal Drug Charges Called To Apply For Clemency By President Biden’s Administration 09/15/2021
Inmates With Federal Drug Charges Called To Apply For Clemency By President Biden’s Administration Today in cannabis news: Planned cannabis advertising limitations in the state of Montana are relaxed; mayors from throughout the U.S. urge President Joe Biden and Congress to legalize cannabis, with an emphasis on racial and social equity; and inmates with certain federal drug charges are being asked to apply for clemency by the Biden administration.
info_outline New York State Senator Seeks To Provide Cities Additional Time To Prohibit Cannabis Operators 09/14/2021
New York State Senator Seeks To Provide Cities Additional Time To Prohibit Cannabis Operators Today in cannabis news: Measures on smokable hemp, CBD in foods, and medical cannabis in hospitals head to the California state governor's office; while regulations are being constructed, a New York state senator seeks to provide municipalities additional time to prohibit cannabis operators; and the National Hemp Association requests a $1 billion budget from the U.S. federal government to promote hemp industry growth.
info_outline Maryland Lawmakers Make Initial Moves Towards Placing Cannabis Legalization On 2022 Ballot 09/10/2021
Maryland Lawmakers Make Initial Moves Towards Placing Cannabis Legalization On 2022 Ballot Today in cannabis news: Cannabis purchases in the state of Maine set a new high in August, surpassing $10 million for the first time; Maryland state legislators make the first move towards placing cannabis legalization on the ballot in 2022; and advocates in the state of Nebraska submit complementing medical cannabis proposals for the ballot in 2022.
info_outline Cannabis “Hits Shores” Of Guam And Northern Mariana Islands In Seminar With U.S. Federal Courts 09/09/2021
Cannabis “Hits Shores” Of Guam And Northern Mariana Islands In Seminar With U.S. Federal Courts Today in cannabis news: The California state legislature is expected to vote on a bill to expand CBD and hemp-infused retail; in the state of New York, a company run by a former anti-cannabis U.S. Republican senator enters the cannabis industry; and two U.S. federal courts in Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands prepare to host a conference on cannabis legalization's impact on the tourism industry.
info_outline Sen. Sanders: Federal Cannabis Legalization And Minimum Wage Increase “Making Progress” 09/08/2021
Sen. Sanders: Federal Cannabis Legalization And Minimum Wage Increase “Making Progress” Today in cannabis news: Within a newly proposed Michigan state bill, cannabis licensure could not be rejected solely on a person's “moral character” or prior cannabis convictions; U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks on progress toward federal cannabis legalization and eliminating the war on drugs; and astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson claims that President Joe Biden rejects cannabis legalization because they are a member of the “Reefer Madness Generation.”