Senator Helps Psychedelic Church Fight Against DEA, IRS (Newsletter: January 10, 2022)

KY’s medical cannabis bill tabled; MS Senator Brings Hemp to Government Marijuana Meeting; CA Spends $ 100 Million on Marijuana and Cannabis Grants for Cities

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/ THINGS TO KNOW

Anti drug Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA) has helped a church in Iowa that wants to incorporate psychedelic ayahuasca into its ceremonies – the Iowaska Healing Church – with legal battles against the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Internal Revenue Service.

A Kentucky Republican Representative introduced a medical marijuana bill that has been revised from previous drafts in an effort to gain support – or at least suppress hostile opposition – from legislative leaders so that it can be passed This year.

A senator from mississippi brought hemp to a meeting with Gov. Tate Reeves (R) to help allay the governor’s concerns about the limits on medical marijuana possession.

  • “I took samples to show him what an ounce looks like, what 3.5 grams actually looks like.”

california regulators provided $ 100 million in funding to help local governments develop the legal marijuana market by processing business licenses.

/ FEDERAL

A federal judge dismissed a racial discrimination lawsuit by a Washington state marijuana dispensary against federal and state officials.

Representative Dave Joyce (R-OH) criticized Democratic leaders for failing to advance cannabis reform legislation.

Representative Nancy Mace (R-SC) wrote a letter from the Wall Street Journal to the editor about his marijuana legalization bill.

Florida Democratic Senate Candidate Allen Ellison tweeted: “Not only should we legalize cannabis across the country, we should tax its sale and pay for higher education.”

Kentucky Democratic Candidate for Congress Guillaume Compton tweeted, “Besides the income we can generate by legalizing marijuana, we shouldn’t send someone to jail for marijuana. In Congress, I will fight to legalize marijuana nationwide.

/ STATES

from Rhode Island The Speaker of the House said a new marijuana legalization bill is expected to be released within the next 30 to 45 days.

from New Jersey The Senate Speaker has said he does not believe home growing marijuana will be legalized “anytime soon.”

that of South Carolina The Senate Majority Leader indicated that a medical cannabis bill would soon be considered, saying: “I don’t know where the votes will be, but we all agree it’s time to have a debate and to move on. And another senator said he expects the legislation to be one of the first raised in the new session.

the Wisconsin The House State Affairs Committee has approved a draft law on the regulation of kratom.

Mississippi lawmakers are expected to consider a medical cannabis bill this week. One senator wants pharmacists to be involved in the distribution of marijuana.

the Virginia the Legislative Assembly’s Cannabis Oversight Committee will meet on Monday.

Kansas House Democrats tweeted, “House Democrats want Kansans like YOU to decide whether Kansas should expand Medicaid and legalize marijuana.” Contact your #ksleg-legislator TODAY and tell them you want to vote on issues that affect your life and health.

A Florida The senator introduced a bill to legalize marijuana and related tax legislation.

A Indiana representative filed a medical cannabis bill.

A Maryland The senator tweeted: “Legalizing marijuana is not about facilitating access to personal indulgence, but about creating equality.”

the Illinois The Supreme Court is being asked by a marijuana company to let regulators name the winners of the new artisanal producer licenses.

New York regulators have tabled proposed rules on cannabinoid hemp. Separately, the Department of Agriculture and Markets is looking for Certified Hemp Sampling Agents.

the Utah The Peace Officer Standards & Training Council voted that cadets applying to be emergency dispatchers do not have to have a waiting period if they have used marijuana in a location where it is legal.

Ohio regulators have received nine petitions to add new eligibility requirements for medical cannabis.

Oregon regulators are investigating interest in accessing psilocybin services and related issues.

Vermont regulators will look at the marijuana issues on Monday.

the Washington state The Cannabis Science Working Group will meet on Monday.


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/ LOCAL

the Kent, Ohio The city council proposes to include a measure to decriminalize marijuana on the November ballot.

Long beach, california the mayor tweeted, “In Long Beach, we legalized cannabis before the state. We created a regulatory framework and taxed products and production. It’s time to legalize weed across the country.

Oakland, California Officials will discuss loan and grant programs for cannabis capital companies on Tuesday.

/ INTERNATIONAL

Appointment for first dose COVID vaccinations in Quebec, Canada rose after the government announced shots would be required to enter marijuana dispensaries and liquor stores.

the Australian The government is funding clinical trials of psychotherapy assisted by psilocybin, CBD, DMT and MDMA to treat debilitating mental illnesses.

/ SCIENCE & HEALTH

A study found that “two years after legalization in Canada, the price of dried flowers from legal sources has declined, along with a higher percentage of consumers. buy from legal sources only after a year.

One study suggested that “the use of MDMA / ecstasy and psilocybin is associated with less risk of depression. “

/ ADVOCACY, OPINION & ANALYSIS

the American Medical Association said the expansion of medical marijuana research will be a topic of discussion at his conference next month.

the Kentucky Democratic Party tweeted: “Democrats get to work every day this session, committed to fighting for you. Healthcare, Voting Rights, Universal Pre-K, Medical Marijuana and more: @GovAndyBeshear, @KYSenateDems and @KYHouseDems prioritize issues that matter to Kentuckians. “

/ BUSINESS

Columbia Care Inc. initiates a solicitation of consents from the Noteholders.

Ayr Well-being takes stock of its share buyback program.

Swade Cannabis workers in St. Louis, Missouri, seek to organize a union.

/ CULTURE

Director Kevin smith posted on his daughter at a marijuana dispensary.

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