Friday, August 12, 2022

Medical Marijuana

Massachusetts: Governor Signs Bill Creating “Social Equity Trust Fund” For Aspiring Marijuana Businesses

Republican Gov. Charlie Baker has signed legislation (S. 3096) into law that seeks to promote greater diversity among those participating in the state’s licensed cannabis industry and that lays the groundwork for the establishment of on-site cannabis consumption facilities. Specifically,...

‘K2’ or ‘Spice’ is Used Significantly Less In States With Cannabis Legalization

Ever heard of the drug K2? This type of synthetic marijuana is currently running amok across the continental United States with lawmakers not knowing what to do. K2, also known as Spice, Scoobie snacks, and Mr. Nice Guy has...

Missouri Legalization Measure Officially Approved for Ballot

Secretary of State John Ashcroft issued a certificate of sufficiency to the Legal Missouri 2022 campaign, formally placing the adult-use legalization initiative on the November ballot. Missouri voters will join voters in Maryland and South Dakota, where similar adult-use...

Study: Use of Unregulated Synthetic Cannabinoid Products Falls Following Marijuana Legalization

Jurisdictions that legalize adult-use marijuana access experience a sharp decline in the public’s use of unregulated synthetic cannabinoid products, such as Spice and K2, according to newly published data in the Journal of Clinical Toxicology. NORML’s Deputy Director Paul Armentano...

WNBA Star Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 Years In Russian Jail

American WNBA basketball star Brittney Griner was convicted of smuggling and possessing drugs into Russia earlier this week. Due to her conviction, she was sentence to roughly nine years of jail time. The judge, Anna Sotnikova of the Khimki city...

Arkansas: Election Officials Deny Certification of Proposed Marijuana Legalization Amendment

Advocates behind proposed ballot measure to legalize adult-use marijuana sales were dealt a significant setback on Wednesday when Arkansas election officials rejected certifying the measure for the November ballot.  In July, the group Responsible Growth Arkansas submitted over 190,000 signatures to the...

Louisiana: Changes in State’s Marijuana Laws Take Effect

Several laws amending the state’s marijuana policies take effect today. Among them, House Bill 629 (now Act 473) bars police from conducting a warrantless search of person’s place of residence based solely upon the odor of cannabis. Several other states that...

Marijuana-Related Ballot Initiatives and Referenda: July 29th, 2022 Update

Voters in several states will decide on marijuana-related ballot measures in November. Here is an update of where these efforts currently stand.  Arkansas The group Responsible Growth Arkansas, led by former Arkansas Democratic House minority leader Eddie Armstrong, has reportedly submitted...

NORML Remembers Tom McCain

With profound sadness, Peachtree NORML announced the passing of Tom McCain, the Executive Director Emeritus and long-time board member. After witnessing the devastating injustices of cannabis prohibition and the War on Drugs, Tom became a tireless advocate for legalization. He...

House Members Advance Fast-Tracked Legislation to Amend Cannabis Research Rules

Members of the US House of Representatives voted last night in favor of legislation, “The Medical Marijuana and Cannabidiol Research Expansion Act,” that seeks to facilitate cannabis-specific scientific research and potential drug development. Two-hundred and sixteen Democrats voted in support...
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Massachusetts: Governor Signs Bill Creating “Social Equity Trust Fund” For Aspiring Marijuana Businesses

Republican Gov. Charlie Baker has signed legislation (S. 3096) into law that seeks to promote greater diversity among those...
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