Top Nourished Drugs Official: Consider Decrim; NE Legislature Votes Medical Marijuana This Week; Air Force warns against hemp shampoo for pets

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/ TOP THINGS TO KNOW

Director of the National Institute for Drug Abuse Nora Volkow authored an essay reflecting on decriminalizing drugs and wrote, “Drug use continues to be punished, although punishment does not improve substance use disorders or related problems.”

  • “Black people and other color communities have been disproportionately harmed by decades of combating drug use as a crime rather than a public health issue.”

The Nebraska Legislature will include medical marijuana bill on Wednesday – but it will likely have a filibuster on the floor and then, when it does, overcome a gubernatorial veto.

Minnesota’s House Majority Leader spoke of his chamber’s plans to vote on a law to legalize marijuana this week, saying he thinks it could happen to the Republican-controlled Senate as well – if only it was voted there.

The US Air Force steps up its efforts to prevent members of the service from using marijuana or hemp products – to the point of saying that even base CBD shampoo for dogs is not allowed.

  • “Even if it’s for your pet, it’s still illegal.”

/ FEDERAL

Final arguments were made in the Federal process a former Fall River, Massachusetts mayor for allegedly soliciting bribes from marijuana companies.

Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee Dick Durbin (D-IL) tweeted: “That’s easy. Legal cannabis companies in Illinois should have access to banking services. “

Rep. Mike Garcia (R-CA) tweeted, “If you think the Antelope Valley illegal growth problem is about marijuana, you are missing out on the bigger problem. My constituents are afraid for their lives. People are threatened. Taxable, law-abiding citizens have water and land stolen from them. It has to end. “

Former representative. First hall (D-GA) sent a letter urging President Joe Biden to commute rapper Ralo’s marijuana verdict.

/ CONDITIONS

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp (R) signed a bill allowing 30 medical cannabis oil dispensaries to open.

The chief of staff for Alabama Governor Kay Ivey (R) spoke about possible changes to the medical cannabis law that she would like to recommend to lawmakers. Meanwhile the state is Attorney General spoke of his concerns about the legislation.

A spokesperson for Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf (D) said efforts to reform the medical cannabis program are “completely separate” from trying to legalize marijuana.

The Kansas The Senate Vice President said he thinks there is enough support in the body to pass a medical cannabis bill, but maybe not enough to force an accelerated vote as the end of the year session approaches.

New Yorks The majority leader of the gathering will attend a forum on the implementation of marijuana legalization on May 22nd.

A planned one Louisiana The House vote on a law to legalize marijuana has been postponed until Wednesday.

The Colorado The House House Business Affairs & Labor Committee killed a bill restricting marijuana delivery services.

The South Dakota The Legislature’s Rules Review Committee approved the adoption of the proposed rules that would allow police officers and 911 dispatchers to be prevented from using medical cannabis by their employers.

A Illinois The judge ordered the stay of a lawsuit challenging the licensing process for the state’s marijuana dispensary.

The Tribal Council for the Cherokee in the west North Carolina Voted for the legalization of medicinal cannabis in tribal areas.

Minnesotas The revised hemp plan has been approved by federal officials.

Questions are raised as to whether a law on transparency in Missouri Because of the records of medical cannabis possession, some companies may inappropriately control more companies than they are allowed to.

New Mexico The top marijuana regulator spoke about plans to implement legalization.

Michigan Regulators published guidelines on the use of hemp in food and dairy products.

South carolina The supervisory authorities published lists of approved hemp transporters and estate agents.

California Regulators held a hearing on the proposed warnings for marijuana smoke and THC.

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/ LOCAL

The Jefferson County, Washington The Board of Commissioners discussed psychedelics policy reform.

The Bronx, New York District attorney has been criticized for being slow to drop pending marijuana cases after legalization.

Norwood, Massachusetts The police chief issued a statement against the automatic deletion of convictions for selling marijuana.

/ SCIENCE & HEALTH

One study found that, “Compared to manual therapy with inactive placebo, MDMA-assisted therapy is highly effective in people with severe PTSDand the treatment is safe and well tolerated, even in patients with comorbidities. “

One study in rats found that “Cannabidiol treatment was prevented Amphetamine relapse. ”

/ Advocacy, Opinion & Analysis

The Alabama Democratic Party tweeted, “Alabama will become the 37th state to legalize medical marijuana and provide new health care options to Alabamians in need.”

The Editor of the Wisconsin State Journal urges lawmakers to legalize marijuana.

Several member companies resigned from the Nevada Dispensary Association over concerns that it only serves the interests of large corporations.

/ COMPANIES

Trulieve Cannabis Corp. acquires Harvest Health & Recreation Inc.

Harvest Health & Recreation Inc. reported quarterly sales of $ 89 million and a net loss of $ 23 million.

Curaleaf Holdings, Inc. reported quarterly sales of $ 260 million and a net loss of $ 17.2 million.

Acreage Holdings, Inc. reported quarterly net sales of $ 38.4 million and a net loss of $ 8.6 million.

Flower One Holdings Inc. reported preliminary quarterly earnings of $ 13.5 million.

A trademark dispute between BBK Tobacco & Foods LLP and Central Coast Agriculture Inc. The use of the term “raw” is heating up in front of the federal court.

Wesana Health Holdings Inc. began trading on the Canadian Stock Exchange.

Organigram Holdings Inc. has a new Vice President for Innovation.

/ CULTURE

Dave Chappelle said Joe Rogan that he bought marijuana from Idris Elba.

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