Monday, September 27, 2021

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Psilocybin updates across the US

The snowballing of psilocybin legislation has begun in earnest, and just within the past week we are seeing some real action being taken on different levels. NIDA For one, studies continue to be conducted across the board. The National Institute on...

Marijuana Arrests Fall Precipitously Nationwide in 2020

The estimated number of persons arrested in the United States for violating marijuana laws declined precipitously in 2020, according to data released today by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation. Nonetheless, several hundred thousand Americans continue to be arrested on marijuana-related...

Bill to End Marijuana Prohibition to Receive Committee Vote In US House

Last night, we sent you a message about the SAFE Banking Act passing the House of Representatives as part of the NDAA.  Today, we have an even better bit of news to share with you: The MORE Act, which repeals...

Next Week: House Judiciary Committee to Advance Historic MORE Act

Members of the House Judiciary Committee have scheduled a hearing next week to mark up HR 3617: The Marijuana, Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement (MORE) Act of 2021. The Act repeals the long-standing federal prohibition of marijuana — thereby ending...

Does the banking bill now have a shot?

The SAFE banking act, which shields banks from penalty from Federal regulators if they decide to work with marijuana companies, has a had an arduous path in the Legislature despite bipartisan support. However, the most integral parts of the bill...

House Advances SAFE Banking Act as Part of the Must-Pass NDAA

NORML Supports Swift Enactment; Stresses Need for Further Federal Reforms Washington, DC: The NDAA funding package passed by the US House of Representatives includes the provisions of the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act, which allows state-licensed marijuana-related businesses...

Canadian Weed Stocks Are Sinking

A rather weak earnings report was expected yesterday for the company Aurora Cannabis, but in a move that pretty much confirms its negative outlook, the company delayed the release without any explanation, while also laying off 8% of their...

Analysis: Growing Number of States Allow Reimbursement of Medical Cannabis Costs by Workers’ Compensation Insurance

A limited but growing number of states permit eligible patients to be reimbursed for their medical cannabis-related costs through their workers’ compensation insurance (WCI) plans, according to a just-published analysis of state policies conducted by the National Institute for...

Amazon continues its push for Weed Legalization

If only Amazon had their own social media platform… Continuing it’s vow to fight for weed legalization, Amazon has released a statement that further solidifies their opinion, written by Beth Galetti, their Senior Vice President of Human Resources. One of the...

NORML Sends Letter In Support Of The SAFE Banking Act Being Attached To The NDAA

Today, after the House Rules Committee determined that the SAFE Banking Act will be considered for inclusion in the National Defence Authorization Act, NORML sent congressional Leadership a letter in support of its ultimate inclusion for enactment. The letter...
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Psilocybin updates across the US

The snowballing of psilocybin legislation has begun in earnest, and just within the past week we are seeing some...
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