Friday, August 12, 2022

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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 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...

Summer is Winding Down, But the Fight for Legalization is Heating Up

Summer may be slowly winding down, but the fight for legalization is heating up. The next few months are going to be some of the most pivotal we have ever seen for our movement to end prohibition. If we...

Colorado: Licensed Marijuana Retailers Compliant with Minimum Age Restrictions

Licensed cannabis retailers in Colorado do not engage in sales to underage operatives, according to data provided by the state’s Marijuana Enforcement Division and reported by Marijuana Moment. An agency memo, dated August 9, states: “To date this year,...

‘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...

Report: Spike in Marijuana Positives Fueling Truck Driver Shortage, Supply Chain Disruptions

A growing number of commercial truck drivers are being relieved of duty following positive drug screens for marijuana, according to federal data provided by the US Department of Transportation (DOT) and reported by the Kansas NBC affiliate KSNW. According to...

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...

NORML Comments on Sentencing of Brittney Griner in Russia

In response to the sentencing of Brittney Griner to nine years in a penal colony in Russia for possession of hash oil, NORML has released the following statement from Executive Director Erik Altieri: “Brittney Griner’s sentence of nine years in a...
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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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