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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) criticized Democrats for including provisions on marijuana banks in a China competitiveness bill passed by the House.

  • “Needless to say, this is not a winning strategy for global great-power competition.”

the Pennsylvania Senate Law and Justice Commission held the first-ever hearing in the Republican-controlled legislature on the legalization of marijuana. The panel’s GOP chair plans to hold two more hearings and then introduce a legal cannabis bill.

Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt (right) said in his state of the state address that voters misunderstood the medical marijuana ballot measure they approved, arguing that the licenses were too cheap and had led to the creation of too many cannabis companies.

the Drug Enforcement Administration is receiving negative feedback on a proposal to reclassify five psychedelics in the restrictive Schedule I category, which advocates say will hamper research.

Tests carried out as part of a media investigation indicated that a cannabis shop co-owned by the President of the Senate of Virginia pro tempore sells mislabeled products containing amounts of delta-9 THC that are illegal in the state.

A new Announcement Weedmaps jokes about the fate of the broccoli emoji, which is often used as a substitute for marijuana while social media companies continue to censor cannabis content.

  • “It takes over my life. »


the Drug Enforcement Administration launched a new effort to address “violent drug-related crime and overdose deaths.”

Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) called on marijuana companies to help fight for restorative justice for those harmed by the war on drugs.

Rep. Dina Titus (D-NV) tweeted, “As a founding member of the House Cannabis Caucus, I worked hard to include provisions in the #AmericaCOMPETESAct to protect banks serving legal cannabis establishments. Tell the Senate to accept. Nevada needs it!

Democratic Senate candidate from Wisconsin Tom Nelson tweeted: “Happy #NationalHempDay! Wisconsin farmers cultivate over 5,000 acres of hemp. Today, you can support WI hemp growers by researching hemp-derived products. We need a senator who will fight for our hemp growers and grow the industry!

The House Bill breaking down barriers to marijuana research got a new co-sponsor for a total of eight.

The House Bill deprogram marijuana got a new co-sponsor for a total of seven.


Caroline from the south Governor Henry McMaster (right) said it would be premature to comment on a medical cannabis bill until it has seen its final form changed.

the South Dakota The Senate passed a bill to limit home cultivation of medical cannabis to three mature and three immature plants.

the Virginia The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved a bill to seal and expunge marijuana records.

Maryland House Democrats tweeted: “Right now, recreational cannabis is legal in 18 states and DC. HB1 will make Maryland the 19th state to end the War on Marijuana and HB837 will create a level playing field if Marylanders vote to legalize cannabis in the 2022 general election.” They too tweeted, “Legal cannabis means sustainable fairness. House Bill 837 addresses the pressing criminal justice and public health issues facing legalization while laying the groundwork needed to create social equity in the recreational cannabis industry.

Kansas House Democrats tweeted, “Mississippi has embraced medicinal marijuana. Not Kansas. House Dems want to circumvent the #ksleg-islative filibuster and put marijuana use on the ballot for voter approval.

A Missouri A representative who sponsors the marijuana legalization referendum resolution has criticized an activist-led initiative over its licensing provisions.

The director of the Maine The Center for Disease Control and Prevention testified against a bill authorizing the therapeutic use of psilocybin.

Alaska regulators are proposing changes to the rules for action processes for violating marijuana laws.

Rhode Island regulators have issued guidance on testing requirements for medical cannabis.

West Virginia regulators sent out guidelines on reporting requirements for hemp growers.

the New Mexico The Department of Agriculture tweeted: “Happy #NationalHempDay! The New Mexico Department of Agriculture hemp licensing program has helped revitalize the greenhouse industry in the state. The NMDA has authorized over 10 million square feet of greenhouse space for hemp in the 2021 growing season.”

florida The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services posted a National Hemp Day thread, tweeting, “The @USDA approved the State of Florida Hemp Program in April 2020. Since then, the state program has paved the way for the creation of jobs and innovative products! Now, in year two, the program continues to expand across our state! »

the North Carolina The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services tweeted, “It’s National Hemp Day! Hemp is a crop studied and grown by many farmers across our state. In fact, according to the NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, there are approximately 1,500 licensed hemp growers in our state today!

Pennsylvania The Ministry of Agriculture tweeted: “Hemp = Opportunity! These plants pack a mighty punch! After harvest, their stems can be used as biofuel, fireproof building material, and even bulletproof vests.

the California The Department of Fish and Wildlife has released annual cannabis law enforcement data.

Vermont Regulators are hosting a social equity and economic empowerment marijuana networking event on Thursday.

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from Mexico The Senate Majority Leader said lawmakers will prioritize marijuana legalization legislation this session.

germany The new drug commissioner spoke about the challenges of implementing marijuana legalization.

from pakistan Minister of Science and Technology participated in the inauguration of a cannabis processing pilot project.


A study found that recreational marijuana laws “have no effect on tobacco use and in the medium term we find evidence of a shift reduction in tobacco consumption of the order of approximately 0.5 to 2 percentage points” and that “the fears of public health costs linked to adult smoking due to SMRs are, at least in the short and medium term, unfounded; instead, there may be significant public health benefits from reducing adult tobacco use.

A review of the effects of psychedelics concluded that “medical risks are often minimaland that many – but not all – of the persistent negative perceptions of psychological risks are not supported by currently available scientific evidence, with the majority of reported adverse reactions not occurring in a regulated and/or medical setting.


A survey revealed that 46% of the young French support the legalization of marijuana.

the South Dakota Democratic Party tweeted, “Today @RepJamieSmith’s HB 1157, decriminalizing the use of marijuana and other controlled substances from a felony to a misdemeanor, was shot down by the Legislature. How much longer do we have to destroy lives with felony charges and harsh sentences?”

the Indiana Democratic Party tweeted, “Over 37 states, Republicans and Democrats, have legalized cannabis in one form or another. @indgop’s opposition to cannabis is an ingrained partisanship. It’s high time Indiana legalized marijuana. @INDems is ready to deliver that for Hoosiers.

the New York Post Editorial Board is calling on Governor Kathy Hochul (D) for more transparency about her office’s dealings with marijuana industry campaign donors.


Leafly Holdings Inc. began trading on the NASDAQ.

Daddy Johns launched a Hemp Sticks product in the UK.

Optimi Health Corp. has been granted a dealer’s license by Canadian authorities permitting the regulated possession, production, assembly, sale and delivery of psilocybin.

Mother Society The COO will step down in March.

Illinois retailers sold more than $117 million worth of recreational marijuana products in January.

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