Biden drug stance could be exposed in SCOTUS case; CO Government: Pass Marijuana Banking Before Legalization; USDA Hemp Survey; FDA receives kratom comments

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/ MOST IMPORTANT THINGS

the US Supreme Court is asked to include a case of whether safe illegal drug viewing sites violate federal law. If the judges agree to hear the matter, it will test the Biden government’s true commitment to support drug mitigation efforts.

Colorado Governor Jared Polis (D) sent a letter calling on Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to pass marijuana banking and tax reform laws now instead of waiting until he can win enough support for his broader legalization bill.

Missouri activists Filed a new initiative to legalize marijuana that they hope will get placed on the 2022 ballot. The measure competes with separate proposals from other groups, but the team behind Legal Missouri 2022 managed to get medical cannabis passed in 2018.

the U.S. Department of Agriculture officially started a survey among 20,000 hemp farmers. It covers topics such as prices, acreage, smokable hemp, seeds, harvest and processing. The results will help make future policy choices for culture.

Kratom activists flooded the Food and Drug Administration with tens of thousands of public comments this month against a potential global ban on the pain reliever herb.

/ FEDERATION

President Joe Biden signed a proclamation on “Overdose Week” this week.

the Ministry of Justice defended the seizure of a hemp shipment in federal court proceedings.

A man from Oregon pleaded guilty to Federal Court of Justice for posing as a successful cannabis seed breeder and other positions to fraudulently receive millions of dollars from investors and lenders.

The house bill on Termination of marijuana and protection for veterans and businesses got a new co-sponsor for a total of six.

/ CONDITIONS

new York Governor Kathy Hochul (D) discussed marijuana implementation with the Assembly’s Puerto Rican / Hispanic Task Force.

South carolina Democratic gubernatorial candidate Joe Cunningham tweeted about speaking at the National Cannabis Festival.

Florida Democratic Congressional candidate Charlie Crist, currently Congressman, tweeted, “There are a lot of people in jail tonight who need their convictions to be reviewed or who are there for a non-violent marijuana offense. We have to end the mass incarceration in Florida. “

Colorados The attorney general tweeted, “As US Congress is considering a new framework for legalizing cannabis, it is important that it respect the role of states and act cautiously on existing state markets such as Colorado.”

A new Texas The law to expand the limited medical cannabis program goes into effect on Wednesday.

the North Carolina Senate President pro tempore said no decision had yet been made whether a medical cannabis law would be voted on at this session.

the California The Senate Approval Committee has released a draft law to revise the hemp rules for a basic vote.

Ohio Legislators supporting a law to legalize marijuana held a town hall on the issue.

Maryland Regulators approved the granting and transfer of medical cannabis business licenses and some rule changes.

Washington Regulators move to a new tracking system for marijuana seeds until sale and become one Webinar for the change on September 8th.

Nevada Regulators have suspended Green Cross of America, Inc.’s marijuana growing license for improperly marking and pinning plants.

New Jersey Regulators published an FAQ on marijuana issues for communities.

Washington, DC Regulators reminded them to renew expired medical cannabis registrations that have been extended due to the coronavirus pandemic.

the Arkansas The Legislative Council’s Medical Marijuana Supervision Committee met.

Vermont Regulators will discuss safety standards for marijuana products and issues with laboratory tests on Tuesday.


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/ LOCAL

Maricopa County, Arizona The district attorney created a process to help people overturn marijuana convictions.

/ INTERNATIONAL

Thailand releases more than 10,000 people from jail after kratom legalization.

The chairman of the south african Parliament’s Judiciary Committee urges the government not to delay the implementation of its cannabis plans.

/ SCIENCE & HEALTH

A review concluded that “recent case reports and retrospective studies assess the potential efficacy, safety, and tolerability of cannabidiol (CBD) -rich medical cannabis for treating the two core symptoms of. have shown [autism spectrum disorder] and many accompanying symptoms such as irritability and sleep problems. “

One study found that “special eye features are potentially considered to be non-intrusive markers for the presence of THC and driving-related effects of cannabis. “

/ RESPONSIBILITY, OPINION & ANALYSIS

the ACLU of New Jersey published an analysis of the new state marijuana regulations.

/ COMPANIES

Anheuser-Busch companies hired a lobbyist to work on the “Distinction Between Beer and Cannabis”.

KushCo Holdings, Inc. Shareholders approved a merger with Greenlane Holdings, Inc.

Planet 13 Holdings Inc. reported quarterly revenues of $ 32.8 million and a net loss of $ 4.4 million.

Tilray, Inc. sent a letter to shareholders outlining a plan to generate sales of $ 4 billion by 2024.

Jane Technologies, Inc. completed a $ 100 million Series C funding round.

Avicanna Inc. announced that its subsidiary has completed the first export of full-spectrum psychoactive cannabis extracts with high CBD content to Brazil.

Psilera Inc. has an agreement with the National Institute on Drug Abuse to conduct preclinical studies into the use of DMT to treat addiction.

Workers at PharmaCann’s Arlington Heights, Ill., Verilife Pharmacy Attempts to Hold an Election to Partner with Teamsters Local 777.

/ CULTURE

David Crosby talked about his long relationship with marijuana.

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