Monday, July 4, 2022

Medical Marijuana

District of Columbia: Council Advances Legislation Prohibiting Most Employers from Discriminating Against Cannabis Consumers

Members of the DC City Council recently voted 13 to zero to advance legislation, the Cannabis Employment Protections Amendment Act of 2022, protecting those who use cannabis from facing discrimination in the workplace. The measure now awaits action from...

GOP Senate Candidate from Missouri Running on ‘Pot for Potholes’

A GOP senate candidate is running on “Pot for Potholes”. This campaign is focused on marijuana-funded infrastructure change in his home state of Missouri. C.W. Gardner has worked to stand out from many other opponents looking to take the...

Marijuana Reduces the Need for Antibiotics in Chicken Feed

I know I know, it’s a weird title for an article. But a preliminary study (not yet published) has shown that putting cannabis in the feed for chickens has caused chickens to experience less disease, and could potentially reduce the...

Charlotte Hornet’s Montrezl Harrell Arrested for Trafficking Marijuana

Montrezl Harrell, a player of the Charlotte Hornets is facing felony drug charges after being arrested for possession of over 3 pounds of marijuana. This incident occurred sometime over the last week during a traffic stop. Harrell was pulled...

Survey: Nearly Half of Authorized Medical Cannabis Patients Report Substituting Marijuana for Other Substances, Particularly Opioids and Alcohol

Nearly one in two Canadian patients authorized to access medical cannabis products say that their use of marijuana has enabled them to either reduce or cease their consumption of other controlled substances, particularly opioids and alcohol, according to data...

More Details on the Weed Compromise Bill Being Worked On

Talks are still tentative and no deal has yet been struck, but more details have come out on the bill that is currently being considered as a “compromise” bill between Republicans and Democrats in the Senate. Dave Joyce, Republican from...

Cannabis Smuggling at the Border Has Been Decreasing Due to Legalization in US

The marijuana movement in the US is heavily undermining the profits of the Mexican Cartel. As more states begin to legalize marijuana around the country, less marijuana is being smuggled across the border. According to the Congressional Research Service (CRS),...

Oklahoma: Governor Signs Legislation Temporarily Halting Any Further Expansion of State’s Medical Cannabis Industry

Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt has signed legislation into law (House Bill 3208) imposing a moratorium on the issuance of any new cannabis business licenses. As per the new law, the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority will cease processing applications received for...

State Policy Weekly Update 6/10/2022

This week’s update highlights legislative developments in California, Colorado, Delaware, Illinois, Louisiana, New York and North Carolina.  CaliforniaSeveral pieces of reform-friendly legislation have advanced out of their chambers of origin and are now awaiting hearings in their second chambers.  Read about...

Louisiana: Series of Marijuana Law Reform Bills Advanced to Governor’s Desk

State lawmakers have advanced several marijuana reform measures to the desk of Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards. Among them, House Bill 629 bars police from conducting a warrantless search of person’s place of residence based solely upon the odor of...
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