Monday, May 23, 2022

Medical Marijuana

State Policy Weekly Update 5/20/2022

This week’s update highlights legislative developments in Delaware, Rhode Island, Louisiana and Massachusetts!  California  AB 2188, which protects the employment rights of cannabis consumers, heads to the assembly floor. The bill bans employers from denying jobs or firing employees based solely...

Cannabis Legalization Doesn’t Increase Alcohol, Nicotine, Pain Reliever Usage, Study Shows

Some new studies published by the University of Washington show that after marijuana legalization, consumption of other substances like alcohol and cigarettes fall significantly. This new study tested trends in alcohol, cigarettes, and non-prescribed pain reliever use amongst young...

DOJ Warns US Supreme Court to Stay Out of Legalization

The US Justice Department is issuing statements to the US Supreme Court that they should not take up a case revolving around worker compensation for medical marijuana. The Justice Department has said that doing so would result in wide-ranging...

Study: Young Adults’ Consumption of Alcohol, Cigarettes, Other Substances Fell Following Marijuana Legalization

Retail cannabis sales are associated with decreases in the use of alcohol, cigarettes, and pain medications by young adults, according to data published in the Journal of Adolescent Health. Researchers with the University of Washington assessed trends in alcohol, nicotine,...

Status Update: 2022 Ballot Initiatives and Referendums

Voters in several states are anticipated to decide on marijuana-related ballot measures in November. Here is an update of where those efforts currently stand.  Arkansas The group Arkansans for Marijuana Reform is seeking to place a constitutional amendment on the November...

Ohio Missed the Boat to Legalize in 2022, Will Try Again in 2023

Ohio has once again missed the boat to legalize marijuana in the year 2022. According to Cincinnati.com, members of the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol filed a lawsuit in Franklin County accusing GOP lawmakers of trying to delay...

State Policy Weekly Update 5/13/2022

This week’s update highlights legislative advancement in California, Delaware, Louisiana, New Jersey, and more! California  Pain patients rights legislation, AB 1954, passed through the committee process and now heads to the Assembly floor. This bill prohibits a physician and surgeon from...

Austin Texas Has Voted to Decriminalize Marijuana

Austin Texas just voted to decriminalize marijuana. 85% of voters showed up and voted in favor of passing Proposition A which would immediately decriminalize marijuana in the capital. There were also some other pieces of legislation included within the...

Company Introduces Psychedelic Shrooms in Nasal Spray

Madrigal Mental Care, a biopharmaceutical company from Israel, has announced a nasal spray with the purpose to treat PTSD and anxiety. Nanoparticles of psilocybin are in the spray, along with ketamine and MDMA. The spray will be introduced fully at...

Sweeping Marijuana Reform Gaining Momentum in the Senate

Major cannabis reform in the Senate may be gaining momentum. Initially thought to be dead when pushed into the Senate, the SAFE Banking Act is slowly gaining bipartisan support from lawmakers across the US. The Safe Banking Act, works...
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State Policy Weekly Update 5/20/2022

This week’s update highlights legislative developments in Delaware, Rhode Island, Louisiana and Massachusetts!  California  AB 2188, which protects the employment rights...
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