Cannabis Bank Sponsor Discusses Senate Path (Newsletter: September 23, 2021)



OK, the marijuana voting measures are finalized; Fully seated NY cannabis table; the USDA hemp weed control effort; PA medical cannabis DUI hearing

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/ THINGS TO KNOW

Promoter of the SAFE Banking Act Representative Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) spoke to Marijuana Moment about the prospects of finally getting its now five-time cannabis reform passed through the House through the Senate and onto the President’s desk.

  • “I think the fifth time is the charm.”

Oklahoma activists finalized the wording of separate initiatives to legalize marijuana and revise the existing medical cannabis program they want to see in the 2022 poll.

With two final meetings, New York Governor Kathy Hochul (D) completed the composition of the Cannabis Control Board, creating the state to finally begin implementing a legal recreational marijuana market.

The US Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture funds research to help hemp growers manage weed problems.

The Pennsylvania Senate Transportation Committee held a hearing on a bill to protect medical cannabis patients from drunk driving charges unless they are actually impaired while driving.

/ FEDERAL

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) tweeted: “It is high time to end the federal ban on marijuana, pass criminal justice reforms and invest in communities affected by the war on drugs.” That’s why @SenBooker, @RonWyden and I are working to pass our Cannabis Administration and Opportunities Act.

Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) said he opposed adding the marijuana bank to the National Defense Authorization Act. Separately, he announcement that efforts to negotiate a deal on police reform legislation ended after Republicans did not accept the Democrats’ final offer in compromise.

Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) reacted to the inclusion of the marijuana bank in the National Defense Authorization Act, saying, “It’s not a great vehicle for that, but if it’s a vehicle that can carry it, I think that would be nice… Any vehicle is good that leads it to pass it. “

Representative Dave Joyce (R-OH) tweeted: “Proudly co-sponsored @RepPerlmutter’s #SAFEBanking amendment. By denying legal cannabis companies access to financial services, the federal government – endangers public safety – cripples #smallbiz’s economic recovery – denies the right of states to enforce their own laws

Representative Lou Correa (D-CA) tweeted: “I support the Safe Banking Act. Let’s start decriminalizing cannabis at the federal level. All legal cannabis companies across our country pay their employees, bills and FEDERAL taxes in cash! Cannabis businesses and customers deserve access to a banking system! “

Representative Dwight Evans (D-PA) tweeted: “As part of # FY22NDAA, I’m proud to support these 3 #SmallBiz amendments:… ✅The SAFE Banking Act (for #cannabis businesses, approved last night!)…”

Representatives Henry Cuellar (D-TX) and Dave Joyce (R-OH) introduced a bill to protect customs and border officials from accidental exposure to fentanyl and other drugs they may encounter at work, but defenders say the bill seeks to solve a problem that doesn’t actually exist and is “created from hysteria, not science.”

House bill deprogram marijuana and fund programs to undo the harms of the war on drugs secured five new cosponsors for a total of 64.

/ STATES

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (R) has said he expects sales of recreational marijuana to begin at existing medical cannabis dispensaries in the first or second quarter of 2022.

Ohio Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Cranley, currently mayor of Cincinnati, tweeted, “My plan to get back to Ohio is pretty straightforward. We are going to legalize and tax marijuana and we are going to give the people of Ohio a dividend of our energy profits. This will create 120,000 jobs that pay $ 60,000 a year, reduce unemployment and cut poverty in half. “

that of North Carolina The interim Senate president has indicated that a medical cannabis bill may not get a vote on the ground until next year. Meanwhile, the legislation sponsor is working on some changes requested by the state attorney general.

A Pennsylvania the senator is hosting a conference on cannabis opportunities on Friday.

Arkansas activists say they have collected more than 20,000 signatures so far for their proposed marijuana legalization vote measure.

Oregon regulators have issued a mandatory recall for a hemp product with undisclosed THC levels.

California regulators are changing the wording of warnings about exposure to marijuana smoke and THC.

a Oklahoma A Bureau of Narcotics official told lawmakers during a hearing that the number of fraudulent licensed medical cannabis cultivation operations may soon decline.

that of West Virginia The Medical Cannabis Advisory Council will meet on Thursday.

from Nevada The Cannabis Advisory Subcommittee on Social Equity, Diversity and Inclusion will meet on Monday.


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/ LOCAL

New York City filed a trademark infringement complaint against a man who launched a clothing brand called “NYC New York Cannabis” which uses logos similar to the city’s official ones.

A Wake County, North Carolina The district attorney candidate said he would not pursue low-intensity marijuana cases if elected.

/ INTERNATIONAL

from Kenya The attorney general has until October 18 to respond to a lawsuit to legalize marijuana filed by Rastafarians.

/ SCIENCE & HEALTH

One study found that medical cannabis “had a favorable effect on pain levels and quality of sleep across all spectrum of problems in the body. rheumatology clinical.”

/ ADVOCACY, OPINION & ANALYSIS

Marijuana Moment Editor-in-Chief Kyle Jaeger spoke about cannabis banking legislation on C-SPAN’s Washington Today.

The Association of American Feed Control Officials published a position statement on the use of hemp and hemp by-products in animal feed.

The American Bankers Association tweeted: “ABA strongly supports the #SAFEBanking law which would help meet important public safety goals and expand access to credit for cannabis-related businesses in states where it is legal, making the industry fairer while developing jobs and the economy. “

Women concerned for America tweeted: “No More Madness # FY22NDAA: Last night House voted to free the predatory marijuana industry through the US banking system as drugs rush through our borders. Democrats want America to the pot and our daughters to war. @HouseGOP must say NO.

The Massachusetts Parcel Stores Association said a senator’s bill to ban billboard advertising for alcohol or marijuana products is unconstitutional.

/ BUSINESS

Aurora Cannabis Inc. closes plant in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

A trial that Legacy Hemp LLC filed against Terramax Holdings Corp. for alleged breach of a hemp seed distribution contract was reinstated by the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit after being previously dismissed.

/ CULTURE

ufc fighter Chris Barnett was suspended and fined for testing positive for marijuana.

Melissa Etheridge spoke about his cannabis brand Etheridge Botanicals.

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