US Virgin Islands Just Legalized Adult-Use Cannabis And Will Expunge Former Crimes

The US Virgin Islands just passed two laws that will legalize adult-use cannabis and automatically expunge minor pot convictions. And immediately after signing these bills into law, Governor Albert Bryan Jr. announced that he will also issue a mass pardon to hundreds of people who have been arrested for minor pot possession. https://merryjane.com/news/us-virgin-islands-just-legalized-adult-use-cannabis-and-will-expunge-former-crimes

Missouri Now Has The Nation’s Most Liberal Cannabis Laws—Here Are Six Surprising Stats

Recreational marijuana will be available in Missouri starting sometime in “early February.” this year. That’s just three months after legalization. When Colorado and Washington state legalized it a decade ago, it took them nearly two years to get recreational dispensaries up and running. https://kansascitymag.com/news/missouri-now-has-the-nations-most-liberal-cannabis-laws-here-are-six-surprising-stats/

Germany Set to Ignite a Legal Marijuana Revolution in Europe

When Amsterdam pioneered “coffee shops” in the 1970s, the European capital was one of very few places where you could openly buy and smoke weed—and it quickly became a global mecca for marijuana enthusiasts. But over the last decade, the grass has grown greener on the other side of the Atlantic, with Colorado and Washington state legalizing recreational …

Psilocybin and its Overlap With Cannabis use

Efforts to decriminalize psychedelics like psilocybin, the psychoactive compound in “magic mushrooms,” are gaining traction throughout the U.S. Psilocybin, exactly like cannabis, is a Schedule I controlled substance under the federal Controlled Substances Act. But despite the government’s disapproval, studies show that psilocybin can be an effective tool in treating anxiety, depression, and others from …

POLITICSD.C. Mayor Signs Bill Allowing Tourists To Self-Certify For Medical Marijuana While Visiting The Nation’s Capital

The mayor of Washington, D.C., Muriel Bowser, has signed a bill allowing non-residents to self-certify as medical marijuana patients while they’re visiting the nation’s capital without the need for any doctor’s recommendation—a move that supporters say could boost tourism. To self-certify, out-of-state applicants who are at least 21 years of age can apply online and pay …

Biden to pardon all federal offenses of simple marijuana possession in first major steps toward decriminalization

President Joe Biden is taking his first major steps toward decriminalizing marijuana, fulfilling a campaign pledge to erase prior federal possession convictions and beginning the process of loosening federal classification of the drug. He will pardon all prior federal offenses of simple marijuana possession, a move that senior administration officials said would affect thousands of …

Five States to Vote on Legal Cannabis: Ballots & Boundaries

Voters in 5 states, Arkansas, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota and Maryland will consider recreational marijuana initiatives this fall. Nineteen states and the District of Columbia have passed laws by ballot measure or legislation. https://about.bgov.com/news/five-states-to-vote-on-legal-cannabis-ballots-boundaries/  

California enacts cannabis users’ right to work law

Thousands and thousands of California workers unjustly denied jobs or fired for unscientific marijuana tests received new protections recently. A new bill signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom has made it illegal for employers to discriminate against workers solely for off-duty weed use. The bill effectively ends pre-employment urine testing, except for federal jobs and for …

California Bill Would Allow Cannabis Sales at Farmers Markets

Once again California leads the way! A bill proposed in the California legislature would allow cannabis to be sold at farmers markets and establish permits for offering cannabis at temporary state-licensed events, The measure passed the Assembly Business and Professions Committee on Tuesday. https://www.ganjapreneur.com/california-bill-would-allow-cannabis-sales-at-farmers-markets/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=california_bill_would_allow_cannabis_sales_at_farmers_markets_canopy_growth_lays_off_another_245_workers_and_more&utm_term=2022-04-29

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