House approves cannabis bank (again, in military bill this time) (Newsletter: September 22, 2021)

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Amazon Expands Protection Against Marijuana; CA State Fair hosts a cannabis contest; New York legalization revenue projections; Fmr GOP Representative on Psilocybin Benefits

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/ THINGS TO KNOW

The House of Representatives approved a marijuana bank amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act – on a voice vote, and no member requested a roll call. Earlier Tuesday, the Rules of Procedure Committee cleared the measure for ground examination, but the panel blocked separate amendments to expand research into the benefits of psychedelics for active-duty military personnel and to protect veterans from being denied home loans because they work in the cannabis industry.

Amazon reiterated his support for the legalization of marijuana and said he would restore eligibility for employees and applicants who had previously been punished for positive cannabis tests. Oddly, however, the company asserted in a letter to senators that it had no perspective on the “regulation, licensing, taxation, and interstate trade” of marijuana.

The California State Fair and Exhibition will host a state-sanctioned cannabis competition and awards, the first of its kind, at next year’s event.

New York Budget Director It is expected in a new quarterly tax update that the growth in marijuana revenues will help offset a continued decline in cigarette sales taxes.

Former Representative Mimi Walters (R-CA) shared the story of a family friend who treated alcoholism with psilocybin therapy.

  • “The first time he received the treatment, he lost all desire to drink. It happened about six years ago, and he hasn’t had the urge since.

/ FEDERAL

A federal judge sentenced a former mayor of Fall River, Massachusetts convicted of marijuana trade extortion to six years in prison.

The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy announced $ 13.2 million in grants for 106 programs to support drug-free communities across the country.

The US Department of Agriculture The risk management agency tweeted: “A pilot hemp insurance program available in some counties through property and casualty crop insurance provides coverage against yield loss due to insurable causes of loss for hemp grown for fiber. , grains or CBD oil.

Representative Trey Hollingsworth (R-IN) visited a hemp processing plant.

Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA) tweeted that the World Anti-Doping Agency’s decision to reconsider marijuana ban status for athletes is “real progress for real people.” Thanks to my colleague Rep. @ Bonnie4Congres for bringing this injustice to light together. “

Pennsylvania Democratic Senate Candidate John fetterman, currently lieutenant governor of the state, tweeted about the growth potential of psilocybin treatment.

/ STATES

Delaware Gov. John Carney (R) signed a bill allowing police to refer minors caught with marijuana to counseling, treatment or other intervention services instead of having to pay fines .

A New Jersey The senator explained why his bill to legalize the domestic cultivation of marijuana is blocked.

Connecticut The judiciary is warning people that marijuana is not allowed inside courthouses.

Oklahoma regulators have tabled permanent changes to the rules on medical cannabis.

Louisiana regulators have proposed changes to the hemp rules.

Vermont regulators are preparing to release a report with recommendations on marijuana for lawmakers.

Connecticut regulators have released updated statistics on patients and physicians registered with medical cannabis.

that of Florida The hemp advisory committee will meet on Thursday.

The Nevada The Cannabis Public Safety Advisory Subcommittee will meet on Friday.

Michigan regulators will hold a public session audience on proposed changes to the marijuana rules Monday.


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/ LOCAL

The Rapid City, South Dakota The city council has approved the business rules for medical cannabis.

Denver, Colorado will host a Marijuana Social Fairness Resource Fair on October 16.

/ INTERNATIONAL

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte warned the international community not to interfere in his country’s bloody “war on drugs” in a speech to the United Nations General Assembly.

Paraguayan officials have sent out a reminder about the need to register and update information on medical cannabis companies.

/ SCIENCE & HEALTH

A hemp study found that “CBD yield and decarboxylation rate were significantly affected by drying conditions“And that” the terpene content and profile of the hemp changed with the drying conditions “.

One study concluded that “psilocybin has a rapid, strong, and long-term effect. antidepressant effect for primary (patients with major depression) and secondary (patients with depressive cancer) depressive disorder.

/ ADVOCACY, OPINION & ANALYSIS

conservative commentator Bill O’Reilly said the government should broadcast public service announcements about the harms of marijuana, and it offers to play them for free.

The founder of the Drug Policy Alliance, Ethan Nadelmann signed as a cannabis consultant for PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP.

The Cannabis Freedom Alliance released a white paper on marijuana social equity programs.

The Transforming Drug Policy Foundation recruits a new CEO.

/ BUSINESS

FSD Pharma inc. completed its acquisition of Lucid Psycheceuticals Inc.

Blue Tree LLC is under investigation by California regulators for a possible illegal marijuana smuggling operation.

/ CULTURE

Seth Rogen explained how his passion for cannabis motivates his work with his brand House plant.

Onion joked that marijuana “is among the most advanced treatments for a persistent existence.”

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