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RI legal marijuana in early 2022, says the spokesman; New York Cannabis Tax Relief Act; MT lawmakers hold registrations before legalization; AZ record sales

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/ MOST IMPORTANT THINGS

Visa issued a warning through “cashless ATMs” – a workaround that some marijuana companies use to accept credit or debit cards for purchases.

Speaker in the Rhode Island home says a final law to legalize marijuana will be ready to pass in early 2022, as negotiators have only one big problem left to solve.

ONE New Yorker Senator Filed a bill that would allow marijuana companies to deduct expenses from their state tax returns that are not allowed under state 280E rule.

the Interim Economic Affairs Committee of the Montana Legislature voted to halt the marijuana settlement process just weeks before legal sales were scheduled to begin on January 1st.

the Arizona Treasury Department reports that recreational marijuana sales hit a record monthly high in October. Adult sales are still lower than medical cannabis sales, but it is catching up.

/ BUND

A former Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent was sentenced to more than 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to a conspiracy that used money confiscated from covert drug operations to buy jewelry, cars and property.

the Traffic safety authority posted an Instagram post about an 850 pound brownie infused with marijuana.

the of the US Department of Agriculture Foreign Ag Service is hosting an event on Monday on Industrial Hemp Market Opportunities and Regulations in Japan.

the Subcommittee of the Home Inspectorate on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties stopped Listen on law enforcement asset confiscation procedures in marijuana, drug and other criminal cases.

Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) said he would continue to work to build support for marijuana banking legislation.

Representatives Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and Louie Gohmert (R-TX) said a Washington, DC prison that “stank of marijuana and other substances that could not be easily classified” when they toured the facility.

Representative Count Blumenauer (D-OR) tweeted about Portland, Oregon move to relieve cannabis companies, saying, “An important part of our local economy has been hit hard and this is a good step by the city to help. Due to outdated and unrealistic federal policies, people were not entitled to any other support. Passing the #SAFEBanking Act is the next step that the Fed administration shouldn’t take. “

Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA) tweeted, “If you think cannabis reform is not a racial justice issue, you are wrong.”

Deputy Dwight Evans (D-PA) tweeted: “Congratulations to the staff at the Curaleaf cannabis pharmacy in Passyunk who voted today to form a union with @ UFCWLocal1776!” tweeted, “Congratulations to these #cannabis workers in Philadelphia who are now members of @ UFCWLocal1776. I proudly voted for the #PROAct to help more workers organize, and I call on the Senate to join the House of Representatives to see it off! “

Mondaire Representative Jones (D-NY) tweeted: “For decades, unjust marijuana laws have been exploited to criminalize and imprison people of color.”

Kentucky Democratic Congressional Candidate William Compton tweeted, “According to the Tax Foundation, Kentucky has the potential to generate $ 83,008,154 in taxes from recreational marijuana alone. That’s over $ 83 million that could be used to fund public schools, support our rural communities, or more. “

The house bill on Medical cannabis legalization for military veterans got a new co-sponsor for a total of 16.

/ CONDITIONS

Oregon Governor Kate Brown (D) announced that a special session starting this week will include funding measures to combat the illegal cultivation of marijuana.

A spokesperson for North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum (R) said the number of people seeking pardons from marijuana convictions has “shrunk”.

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam (D) has added the signing of a law legalizing marijuana to a list of his accomplishments in the criminal justice system.

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf (D) tweeted: “Since taking office in 2015, I have protected the health of the Pennsylvanians through: … 👩‍⚕️Legalization of medical marijuana …”

Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Nikki Fried, currently Agriculture Commissioner, tweeted, “In its first year, hemp made an estimated $ 370 million economic impact in Florida, supported over 9,000 jobs, and supported over $ 17 million in federal, state and federal tax revenue Generated at municipal level! ”

Illinois’s Lieutenant Governor tweeted, “If you are an organization looking to heal your community hit by mass incarceration and the war on drugs, check out @ICJIA_Illinois’ # R3 grant program.”

Ohios The House spokesman said he believes there will be “significant opposition” to marijuana legalization laws in the 2022 session, but that there will also be “significant support in some corners.”

Indian women The House majority leader said it was worth taking a look at medical cannabis legislation.

the Texas The Supreme Court denied regulators’ motion to overturn an injunction on their ban on Delta-8-THC.

California Regulators proposed emergency rules to waive royalties on cannabis public companies.

Arizona Regulators have tabled amended social justice rules for marijuana.

Colorado Regulators have issued a bulletin about new cannabis rules.

the Tennessee The Medical Cannabis Commission investigates patient access issues under the restricted laws of the state.

Massachusetts Regulators published a research article on equity and diversity in the marijuana industry.

New York Regulators will discuss medical cannabis and hemp issues on Thursday. Separately that Director from the Office of Cannabis Management spoke about efforts to legalize and delete records.


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/ LOCAL

Denver, Colorado Officials post a Christmas party hosted Monday by the Black Cannabis Equity Initiative.

/ INTERNATIONAL

Thailand The Ministry of Health is pushing for further restrictions on cannabis to be lifted.

the United Nations Narcotics Commission prevented the chairmanship of the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention from submitting a report on abuse in the drug war.

New Zealand The government is in the process of effectively phasing out legal cigarette smoking by putting in place a plan to increase the age of purchase each year.

the United Kingdom House of Commons debated Laws to expand access to medical cannabis.

The chairman of the Malta Parliament’s Committee on Petitions has rejected an opposition party inquiry for an urgent hearing on concerns regarding the government’s marijuana law.

Fiji The attorney general said officials will be discussing hemp at a conference.

/ SCIENCE & HEALTH

One review concluded that “the therapeutic potential of cannabinoids as anti-inflammatory compounds for the treatment of are accepted COVID-19.“

A study of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder found that “cannabis-responsive biomarkers are moving in the direction of” [typically developing] mean after [medical cannabis] Treatment and can potentially quantify the benefit at the metabolic level. “

/ RESPONSIBILITY, OPINION & ANALYSIS

the Association of cannabinoid specialists sent a letter asking Attorney General Merrick Garland to remove marijuana from Appendix I.

the American Association of Judges and other organizations are holding a cannabis Symposium im mai.

/ SHOP

Cresco Labs has completed the acquisition of Laurel Harvest Labs, LLC.

PharmaCann is sued by a former employee who says he was fired in retaliation for raising concerns about moldy cannabis plants.

Marijuana Products Made By Green Thumb Industries, Verano Holdings, PharmaCann, Ascend Wellness Holdings und Acreage Holdings and sold in Illinois found two or more microbiological contaminants in concentrations above state limits in an independent test examination.

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