Cannabis In Politics

Guam Appoints Cannabis Officials

Guam Appoints New Cannabis Officials But Continues to Await Business Application

Even though 11 “responsible officials” have been selected by the Guam government for the island’s new adult-use cannabis market. The Pacific Daily News reports that no businesses have yet submitted applications to become licensed cannabis operators. According to a report by Ganjapreneur, two such applications were granted by the island’s Cannabis Control Board: Trisha Blas, […]

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OH Lawmakers Weigh Medical Cannabis Expansion

Legislators in Ohio Consider Medical Cannabis Expansions

Ohio lawmakers are presently contemplating a proposal to make medical cannabis available to individuals whose ailments “that the patient’s symptoms may reasonably be expected to be relieved from medical marijuana.” Twenty-five medical diseases, including AIDS, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, Crohn’s disease, epilepsy or another seizure disorder, fibromyalgia, glaucoma, and others, are currently recognized by the state

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NJ Officials Seek Public Input

New Jersey Officials Solicit Public Input Regarding Revenue From Marijuana

The state Cannabis Regulatory Commission held three public hearings to collect testimony that will be used to allocate social equity fees generated by legal marijuana sales. Many different ideas were proposed for how the money may be used, from buying baby bonds for children of low-income families to assisting Black maternal healthcare facilities to establish

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Governor of Kentucky Permits Some Individuals to Possess and Use Medical Cannabis

Governor of Kentucky Permits Some Individuals to Possess and Use Medical Cannabis

Democratic Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear issued an executive order allowing residents with certain severe medical conditions and who fulfill certain qualifications to possess and consume limited amounts of cannabis acquired from a state with legal access. When Beshear signed the order, he became the first governor to do so, making it lawful for residents to

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Congress Passes Medical Cannabis Reforms

Medical Marijuana Research Reform Act Passes Congress

According to a report in POLITICO, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed legislation to reform medical cannabis research. This bill is the first of its kind to be brought to a sitting U.S. president for signature, having previously cleared the House earlier this year with unanimous assent. The Medical Marijuana and Cannabidiol Research Expansion Act, co-sponsored

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Six Key Limitations on Biden's Marijuana Pardons Are Presented by Congressional Researchers

Six Key Limitations on Biden’s Marijuana Pardons Are Presented by Congressional Researchers

A report was issued by Congressional researchers that details the limitations of President Joe Biden’s mass marijuana pardon and offers a broader review of recent state and federal cannabis reform initiatives. According to an article in Marijuana Moment, the “two key developments in federal and state marijuana regulation,” according to the Congressional Research Service (CRS).

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Expanded Ballot Initiative Planned for 2024 in AR

Following Legalization Defeat, Arkansas Activists are Planning an Expanded Ballot Initiative for 2024

Arkansas voters decisively rejected a ballot effort to legalize recreational marijuana. However, backers have promised to submit a better proposal in 2024. The state was one of five in voting on cannabis legalization. Other states like Missouri and Maryland passed their referedums, making those states the 20th and 21st in the country to do so

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FDA Rejected a Decade-Old Petition for Federal Exemption for Marijuana

FDA Rejected a Decade-Old Petition for Federal Exemption for Marijuana

A petition to exempt bulk marijuana and cannabis tinctures from regulated oversight under a longstanding federal regulation has been rejected by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) more than a decade after it was filed. The FDA received a request from a California doctor and attorney in September 2011 asking for permission to market bulk

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Adult-Use Cannabis Legalization Rejected in SD

Voters in South Dakota Rejected a Ballot Measure to Legalize Adult-Use Cannabis

The initiative to legalize marijuana in South Dakota was defeated at the polls. While voters in the state approved a reform initiative in 2020, it was later struck down in court.  The South Dakota Business for Marijuana Legalization (SDBML) has released a new advertisement reminding South Dakotans that a 2020 legalization initiative supported by voters

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Organizations Send Letter to Biden

130+ Organizations Call on Biden to Stop Ignoring Immigrants in His Pardons

In a letter to President Joe Biden, more than 130 immigration and human rights groups begged him to make his pardon for marijuana possession universal.   The groups are pressing the President to do more for those who are not citizens or lawful permanent residents, who were specifically excluded from the pardon, as he continues

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