Top GOP Texas Lawmaker Reiterates Support For Marijuana Reform As He Previews 2023 Priorities

A top Republican Texas lawmaker says that he will work to enact criminal justice reform in the 2023 session, and he again expressed support for lowering penalties for marijuana possession. House Speaker Dade Phelan (R) talked about his legislative priorities during an interview at the Texas Tribune Festival on Friday, saying that “we are over-incarcerated... Continue Reading →

Ohio Medical Marijuana Sales Hit $1 Billion Milestone, State Data Shows

Ohio medical marijuana sales have officially surpassed the $1 billion mark since dispensaries started serving patients in April 2019. Total sales reached $1,000,047,483 as of September 18 and then grew by another $8 million over the following week, according to data posted by the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program on Sunday. The sales to date... Continue Reading →

Majority of Maryland Voters Support Cannabis Legalization, Idaho to Prohibit CBD for Pets, and Oneida Indian Nation Plans to Open Cannabis Business in NY

Majority of Maryland Voters Support Cannabis Legalization According to a recent poll, the majority of voters in Maryland support adult-use cannabis legalization. The poll, conducted by Goucher College, asked respondents whether or not they would vote in favor of the legalization question that will appear on November’s ballot. The results of the survey showed that... Continue Reading →

Trulieve and Wiz Khalifa Bring Khalifa Kush To Florida

Trulieve Cannabis Corp. (CSE: TRUL) (OTCQX: TCNNF) will launch Khalifa Kush medical cannabis products in Florida this weekend — part of an exclusive partnership with multi-platinum selling artist Wiz Khalifa. Patients can visit any Trulieve location in Florida on October 1 for a chance to receive Khalifa Kush swag and prizes. “I’ve always been driven to create art and products... Continue Reading →

Oregon’s Psilocybin Legalization Plan Under Scrutiny

Oregon is on the verge of deciding rules and regulations for legalizing medicinal psilocybin. The state’s voters approved legalization in November 2020 through Measure 109, with an operational program to be scheduled by early 2023, a move which instantly brought a huge international spotlight on the state. Since 2019, other cities and states have looked... Continue Reading →

TerrAscend To Bring Berner’s Cookies To Pennsylvania

TerrAscend Corp. (CSE: TER) (OTCQX: TRSSF) will help bring Berner’s Cookies products to Pennsylvania. TerrAscend said that it has entered into a multi-year agreement with TRP — the cannabis holding and operating company with the exclusive rights Cookies products — to cultivate and manufacture Cookies products in the Keystone State. “Pennsylvania has always shown Cookie’s... Continue Reading →

Statement by Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, at the occasion of the World Tourism Day 2022, 27 September 2022

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Booker Calls For End To Marijuana Prohibition To Solve ‘Twin Crisis’ Of Ongoing Arrests And Lack Of Banking Access For Businesses

Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) says that federal marijuana prohibition has created a “twin crisis” where people are still being arrested over cannabis in many states while, elsewhere, state-legal businesses are being locked out of financial services, compromising equity. The senator released a video on Friday that underscores the consequences of the policy disconnect and stresses... Continue Reading →

Despite The Munchies, Marijuana Legalization Is Tied To Lower Obesity Rates, Stereotype-Busting Study Finds

Another recent study is dismantling marijuana stereotypes, with researchers finding that adult-use legalization is actually associated with decreased levels of obesity despite the fact that cannabis is well-known appetite stimulator. The study—published this month by the Journal of Health Economics—analyzed obesity data in Washington State, one of the first states to legalize recreational marijuana, from... Continue Reading →

Wisconsin Governor’s Push To Allow Ballot Initiatives Could Put Marijuana Legalization Before Voters

The governor of Wisconsin is asking lawmakers to give the people the right to put citizen initiatives on the ballot—and advocates are hopeful that the move could open the door to finally letting voters decide on marijuana legalization. Gov. Tony Evers (D) signed an executive order last week to convene a special legislative session starting... Continue Reading →

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