Rand Paul’s Marijuana Banking Festivus Slams Democrats; The DEA’s Guide to Drug Emojis for Parents; Flight preparation for cannabis dispensaries
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/ THINGS TO KNOW
A top lawmaker of Maryland officially tabled a bill to put marijuana legalization on the November 2022 ballot for voters to decide. The Speaker of the House said the legislature would vote to advance a cannabis referendum “early” in the year.
In its annual festivus of grievances, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) lambasted Democrats for not embracing marijuana banking when they held a majority.
the Drug Enforcement Administration published a guide to help parents decode the emojis young people use to discuss drugs like marijuana, psychedelics and other “shit bombs.”
Americans for secure access released a flight preparation guide for marijuana companies amid an increase in thefts from dispensaries.
the White House Office of Management and Budget is moving forward with proposed changes to the North American Industry Classification System that include categories of cannabis companies, but has declined requests to add more specific categorization.
the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that a Jamaican woman’s previous marijuana convictions did not justify her deportation from the country.
Representative Robin Kelly (D-IL) introduced a bill to create a task force that, among other things, would make recommendations on the provision of “return assistance and reunification planning and community programs for women victims of war against drugs â.
Democratic candidate for Congress of Maryland Mckayla Wilkes wrote an op-ed on his experience of arrest for marijuana and his support for legalization.
Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist, currently a congressman, tweeted, âIt is high time to legalize marijuana in Florida.
Michigan Senate Democrats tweeted about the one-year anniversary of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) signing a cannabis bill, saying, “Bill helps fund Michigan’s reserve fund to help equitably those affected by the marijuana police to start from scratch. “
Washington state Senators introduced a bill to prevent many employers from testing applicants for cannabis or using a positive marijuana test to fire an employee who was not impaired on the job.
A Missouri The representative said he plans to introduce a new law to add Schedule I drugs, such as psychedelics, to the state’s right to try law.
Alaska regulators passed changes to employee rules at marijuana companies badges and on civil fine schedules.
Colorado regulators released a report on developments in the state’s marijuana market last year.
Ohio regulators have published a reference guide on supply limits for eligible medical cannabis days.
New Jersey authorities have issued safety advice for the holiday season, including giving “guests a safe space (best locked) to store potentially dangerous items, including edibles made from marijuana.”
the Tennessee The Medical Cannabis Commission will meet on January 7.
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that of New York The Ministry of Transport has launched an awareness campaign countryside on driving while impaired by marijuana.
A candidate for Polk County, Iowa The lawyer tweeted: “In our discussions of legalizing and / or decriminalizing marijuana, we need to center the communities of color that have been most affected by the failed drug war.”
A UK The MP who worked on medical cannabis legislation did not disclose that he was hired as chairman of a cannabis distribution company.
the Malta The lawmaker who sponsored the recently enacted marijuana legalization law has spoken about its implementation.
that of Israel The Southeastern US Ambassador tweeted about new research on medical cannabis and autism, saying: “As a mother of a child with special needs who hardly has slept for years, I can say firsthand that medical cannabis oil has changed his life and ours. “
/ SCIENCE & HEALTH
One study found a “negative association between [medical marijuana law] implementation and [nursing home] deathWhich “may reflect an increased likelihood of transfers due to the threat of federal enforcement, penalties for poor performance and liability issues.”
/ ADVOCACY, OPINION & ANALYSIS
the Democratic Party of Iowa tweeted: “Marijuana should be legal in Iowa.”
the Brooking Institution released an analysis of the challenge of finding a majority in Congress to pass a marijuana reform bill.
Ascend Wellness Holdings, Inc. completed its acquisition of Ohio Cannabis Clinic, LLC, d / b / a Ohio Cannabis Company.
Pierre Davidson was turned away from a MedMen dispensary in West Hollywood, California, apparently for not having proper ID on him.
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