Italian referendum on cannabis and psilocybin obtains 500,000 signatures (Newsletter: September 21, 2021)
NH lawmakers want marijuana on the ballot; the WA Drug Crime Initiative; Cannabis ballots push in local TX
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/ THINGS TO KNOW
congressional lawmakers seek to attach amendments on marijuana banks, psychedelic research for active-duty military personnel, and other cannabis-related reforms to the must-have National Defense Authorization Act. Decisions on ground votes will be taken next week.
Three New Hampshire lawmakers are taking steps to bring separate questions about the legalization of marijuana to voters in the 2022 poll.
Washington state activists announced an effort to register an initiative to decriminalize all drugs in the November ballot next year.
Activists in San Marcos, Texas announced that they plan to put a marijuana decriminalization measure on the 2022 local ballot.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) tweeted: âCities across the country are sending a clear message: they want the ban on marijuana ended. @SenBooker, @RonWyden and I are working to pass our Cannabis Administration and Opportunities Act to end the federal ban and undo the damage caused by the War on Drugs.
Florida Democratic candidate for Congress Jesse philippe tweeted: âHemp has been criminalized to preserve the monopoly of the paper industry. Cannabis has only been criminalized to oppress black people and leftists. It’s 2021, we know how corrupt the war on drugs has been, it’s time to end it.
Texas Democratic Attorney General Candidate Lee merritt tweeted: âWhen the #WARONDRUGS started, there were 100,000 prisoners across the country. Today 7.6 million people are in jail, on probation or on parole â NO corresponding increase in crime. Only the policy has changed. Let’s change again: decriminalized cannabis, addiction and poverty.
Michigan lawmakers have introduced legislation to restrict and regulate caregivers’ home cultivation of medical cannabis. During this time, activists organized a rally to push back the proposals.
California regulators accept public comment on emergency plan regulations to consolidate, clarify and make marijuana consistent rules.
New Jersey regulators voted to streamline the licensing of new marijuana companies and approved an additional cannabis cultivation license, but failed to act on two dozen other pending companies.
from Montana The main marijuana regulator spoke about ongoing efforts to propose and finalize rules for the legal market.
Iowa Regulators have announced that two new medical cannabidiol dispensaries will open on or around October 1.
Ohio regulators are accepting requests from medical cannabis growers who wish to expand their grow space.
Minnesota regulators tweeted about a medical journal article about adding anxiety disorder as an eligibility requirement for medical cannabis.
Oregon regulators have released an updated list of licensed marijuana businesses.
Nevada regulators will consider changing the rules on sanitation and labeling of marijuana on September 28.
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The Oshkosh, Wisconsin City council voted to lower the fine for first-time marijuana possession offenses.
The Denver, Colorado the mayor’s budget proposes to use $ 5.7 million in marijuana tax revenue to establish a new business development program for minority and women-owned businesses.
Lompoc, California voters approved a voting measure to increase taxes on the manufacture and distribution of marijuana.
The Santa Cruz County, California The supervisory board has instituted a temporary emergency moratorium on cannabis cultivation permits.
The International Criminal Court has opened an investigation into the bloody Philippines “war on drugs.”
/ SCIENCE & HEALTH
One study concluded that medical cannabis “may be linked to a reduction of prescription opioids. “
The Mount Sinai Center for Psychedelic Psychotherapy and Trauma Research received a $ 5 million grant to support a clinical trial using MDMA-assisted therapy to treat veterans with PTSD.
/ ADVOCACY, OPINION & ANALYSIS
The Alabama Democratic Party tweeted: âThe ADP is engaged in bold ideas and we are not content with politics that skirt the edges of change. That is why we have come out strongly in favor of legalizing recreational cannabis.
COMPASS Pathways plc acquired an intellectual property portfolio including patent applications for psychedelics.
The University of California, Berkeley creates psychedelic journalism scholarships overseen by author Michael Pollan with funding from the Saisei Foundation of Tim Ferriss.
Vicente Sederberg srl launched an environmental, health and safety practice for cannabis companies.
Innovative Industrial Properties, Inc. declared a quarterly dividend of $ 1.50 per share.
The president of Solar Therapeutics Inc. has asked to be dismissed from a lawsuit brought by Sacha Baron Cohen for allegedly infringing his copyright by putting an image of his Borat character on a billboard without permission.
Green flower started a certification program for workers in the marijuana industry.
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