Monday, May 23, 2022

Politics

Roe v. Wade Debate is tied to Drug Decriminalization

The abortion debate has been raging in the American discourse for the past couple days due to a draft majority opinion paper leaked from Justice Samuel Alito. His opinion is that Roe v. Wade went too far in its...

Cannabis Becomes America’s Fifth Most Profitable Crop Behind Wheat

According to High Times, cannabis has become America’s fifth most profitable crop. Last November, Leafly Holdings, Inc. released their first ever “Cannabis Harvest Report” which took an in depth look at cannabis production and sales in many legalized states. According...

New Hampshire: Senate Rejects House-Backed Bills Legalizing Marijuana Possession and Sales

State Senators rejected a pair of House-backed bills late last week that sought to legalize adult-use marijuana possession, cultivation, and retail sales. House Bill 1598 permitted the state’s liquor commission “to regulate and administer the cultivation, manufacture, testing, and retail...

The Loophole in Nevada that allows Felony Prosecution of Marijuana

The weed business is booming in Las Vegas, with eventual plans for cannabis-friendly hotels opening in the city, and one of the biggest cannabis expos held there every year. But elsewhere in the state of Nevada, things aren’t so...

State Policy Weekly Update 4/29/2022

This week’s update highlights legislative advancements in several states, including Kentucky, Virginia, Vermont, Tennessee, and Kansas.  Vermont Current state law in Vermont provides a THC cap of 30 percent for cannabis flower and 60 percent in solid concentrates. Such caps are...

Exactly How Successful was New Jersey’s Marijuana Launch Last Week?

One of the bigger high profile launches of retail this year happened the day after 4/20 in New Jersey. At 13 locations, there were lines out the door and streaming down the street. So all signs were pointing to...

Maine: Various Marijuana Bills Become Law Absent Gov. Mills’ Signature

Several marijuana-related bills became law this week absent the signature of Democratic Gov. Janet Mills. The first bill, LD 1827, authorizes licensed marijuana retailers to provide for home deliveries to those age 21 or older. Under the law, retailers may...

Virginia: Senate Votes to Kill Bill Addressing Synthetic-Derived Marijuana Products

Legislators today voted to re-refer SB 591 to the Senate Rehabilitation and Social Services committee. With the 2022 legislative session having already ended, this vote effectively ends any further discussion on the legislation this year.  JM Pedini, NORML’s Development Director...

Virginia: Senate Votes to Kill Bill Addressing Synthetic Marijuana

Legislators today voted to re-refer SB 591 to the Senate Rehabilitation and Social Services committee. With the 2022 legislative session having already ended, this vote effectively ends any further discussion on the legislation this year.  JM Pedini, NORML’s Development Director...

Study: Marijuana Legalization Laws Not Are Associated with Lax Attitudes Toward Drugged Driving

Adults in states where the use of cannabis is legal are less likely than those in non-legal states to report having driven under the influence of cannabis, according to data published in the journal Preventive Medicine Reports. Investigators affiliated with...
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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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