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NORML | October 1, 2021

Paul Armentano
Members of the states medical-marijuana subcommittee voted this week to rescind key provisions in South Dakotas voter-approved medical cannabis initiative Measure 26. On Wednesday, subcommittee members decided 6 to 4 to eliminate the ability for qualified patients to home-cultivate marijuana. Nearly 70 percent of voters decided in favor of the ballot Measure Measure 26 last November, which allows patients to either obtain cannabis from state-licensed dispensaries or to grow it themselves. Members of the full Marijuana Interim Study Committee must now vote on whether to ad.... View more in new window

Cannabis Culture | October 2, 2021
An employee for Wildflower Farms feed plants inside the marijuana growing operation`s greenhouse.
An employee for Wildflower Farms feed plants inside the marijuana growing operation`s greenhouse.
(image:Jacqueline Collins)
Thomas Mitchell
Colorado marijuana growers produced nearly 2 million pounds of legal weed in 2020, according to an annual report just released by the state Marijuana Enforcement Division. Last years harvests accounted for over 1.8 million pounds of usable marijuana, including flower sold at dispensaries as well as shake, trim and wet whole plants used for concentrate and infused product extraction. The total was about 25 percent higher than the 1.37 million pounds of usable marijuana produced in 2019, MED data shows. Recreational marijuana production alone in 2020 outpaced 2019s overall .... View more in new window | September 30, 2021

Kyle Jaeger
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer D-NY says he and colleagues working to advance a federal marijuana legalization bill have an agreement that the body will not take up cannabis banking legislation until more comprehensive reform advances. That said, hes open to exploring an alternative way of advancing banking reform if lawmakers are able to incorporate social equity provisions of legalizationsuch as expungements for prior cannabis convictionsinto separate defense policy legislation that the chamber will be taking up soon. Whether either proposal would be embraced by P.... View more in new window | 9/30/21

Mississippi`s Republican governor says a special session to deal with medical marijuana is coming soon, a South Dakota medical marijuana subcommittee votes to undo the patient home grow provision approved by voters, and more. Congressional Committee Approves Federal Marijuana Legalization Bill. The House Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to approve the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement MORE Act HR 3884, a bill that would federally legalize cannabis. The bill is sponsored by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler D-NY and is a comprehensi.... View more in new window

NORML | September 24, 2021

Justin Strekal
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 federal marijuana criminalization, is set to be voted on by members of the powerful House Judiciary Committee NEXT WEEK. This is an all-hands-on-deck moment. We need to push as many members of Congress to co-sponsor and publicly support the advancement of this bill. That is why we need you to send your Representative a message NOW For those who need a refresher, h.... View more in new window

Benzinga International | September 24, 2021

Maureen Meehan
Being a convicted felon will no longer prevent people from getting a license to sell cannabis in Washington, which was the nation`s first state to legalize adult-use cannabis along with Colorado. As it stands, most U.S. states require a criminal background check for applicants seeking a license to sell or grow cannabis; anyone with a felony or a few misdemeanor convictions is deemed ineligible. That changes next month in Washington, reported KOMO News. I think it`s great what the state is doing in terms of allowing people who have issues in the past, to be able to qualify.... View more in new window | September 27, 2021

Kyle Jaeger
The governor of New York says marijuana legalization will generate thousands and thousands of jobs in the state, and shes touting her recent actions to make regulatory appointments for the industry to get implementation underway. At the Business Council of New York States annual meeting on Friday, Gov. Kathy Hochul D talked about the states business ethic and the importance of supporting markets of all sizes, including cannabis companies. We do want to go big or go home, and I want to help you get there, she said. I need you to survive because youre the identity of New Y.... View more in new window

| September 24, 2021

Kyle Jaeger
A bill to federally legalize marijuana will be voted on by the House Judiciary Committee next week, the panel announced on Friday. The development comes one day after the House voted in favor of a defense spending bill that includes an amendment that would protect banks that service state-legal cannabis businesses from being penalized by federal regulators. Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadlers D-NY Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment and Expungement MORE Act will receive a markup on Wednesday. The panel will consider a dozen pieces of legislation during the meetin.... View more in new window | September 24, 2021

Mississippians may get a medical marijuana program afterall, the House defense spending bill includes marijuana banking provisions, and more. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez`s amendments restricting Colombia aid are included in the House defense bill. Creative Commons Marijuana Policy House Passes Defense Spending Bill with Marijuana Banking Protections. The House on Thursday approved a defense spending bill that includes an amendment providing protections for banks and other financial institutions doing business with state-legal marijuana enterprises. Such protections ha.... View more in new window | September 21, 2021

Haley Jarmain
The Calgary Cannabis Club wants to see more public places in the city allow for public pot consumption. Under the current City of Calgary bylaw you can only smoke or vape on private property and there is nowhere you can consume in public. In Edmonton, people can smoke or vape cannabis wherever tobacco smoking is allowed. Toronto and Ottawa have similar rules. Neil Linton, the events director of the Calgary Cannabis Club, argues that Calgary should follow those same guidelines.... View more in new window

Cannabis Culture | September 21, 2021
Katie Shapiro
After a historic 2019 debut at the annual Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, cannabis earned another seat at the culinary festivals coveted table Sept. 10-12, 2021 The three-day outdoor event marked a triumphant return following the cancellation of the 2020 summer edition, rescheduled instead against an autumn alpine backdrop. Headliners from Martha Stewart, Guy Fieri and Andrew Zimmern to Bravo Top Chefs including Melissa King, Shota Nakajima and Kwame Onwauchi toasted to gathering again, leading a full slate of tastings and seminars. The sold-out crowd was smaller this year a.... View more in new window | September 20, 2021
Kyle Jaeger
A top Rhode Island senator says lawmakers are very close to reaching a deal on a marijuana legalization bill that could be taken up during a special session this fall. Senate President Dominick Ruggerio D was asked for a status update on negotiations that have been taking place on the reform proposal since lawmakers adjourned for the session. He told WPRI-TV that while there are still outstanding issues to be resolved, he believes legalization will be taken up before the end of the year. Weve had people working on that issue since weve left the session this year, he said..... View more in new window | September 21, 2021

Kyle Jaeger
Amazon is reaffirming its support for federal marijuana legalization, and it disclosed on Tuesday that its earlier decision to end drug testing for cannabis will also be retroactive, meaning former workers and applicants who were punished for testing positive for THC will have their employment eligibility restored. The companys move to end marijuana drug testing for many positions in June was widely celebrated by reform advocates and industry stakeholders. But at the time, Amazon only talked about ending the policy going forward. In a new blog post, Beth Galetti, Amazons .... View more in new window

Santa Fe Newmexican | Sep 4, 2021

Robert Nott
When Krispy Kreme arrived in Santa Fe in 2015, about 150 people camped outside the store the night before it opened to make sure they got their freshly made doughnuts. We should expect the same with cannabis once recreational sales begin in April, state officials say. Yes, there could be a shortage at first, they warn. But it will eventually level out and there will be plenty of cannabis for everyone, they say. We believe that there is a possibility that some shops will sell high quantities in the first week of cannabis sales, said Linda Trujillo, superintendent of the s.... View more in new window | September 01, 2021

Another effort to force the federal government to reevaluate its stance on medical marijuana gets shot down, an expansion of Texass medical marijuana program goes into effect today, and more. National US 9th Circuit Rejects Bid to Make Feds Rethink Stance on Medical Marijuana. The US 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco on Monday refused to make the federal government reconsider its decades-old position that marijuana is a dangerous drug with no accepted medical use. The ruling came in a case brought by medical marijuana researcher Dr. Suzanne Sisley and three ve.... View more in new window

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