MO Cannabis Regulations Filed Days After Legalization Approved (Newsletter: November 14, 2022)

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Poll: Voters in States Rejecting Marijuana Ballot Measures Support Legalization; IL Psychedelics Bill; The Chances of Legal Cannabis from the Palestinian Authority Are Growing

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/ THINGS TO KNOW

A new Fox News Voter Analysis poll found that a majority of voters in two states who rejected marijuana ballot initiatives last week actually backed legalization, raising questions about whether voters just didn’t like the specific provisions of those measures.

Missouri regulators have already released proposed rules for the adult-use marijuana market, just two days after voters approved legalization on the ballot. They say recreational cannabis sales can begin as early as February.

Pennsylvania still has its best chance of legalizing marijuanaDemocrats claiming a majority in the House of Representatives, a new pro-reform governor elected and at least two GOP senators signed up for ending cannabis prohibition.

A Member of the city council of Evanston, Illinois introduced a bill to decriminalize psychedelics.

/ FEDERAL

A National Labor Relations Commission The MP answered questions about labor law protections in the cannabis industry.

The Addiction and Mental Health Services Administration released a draft strategic plan.

/ STATES

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz (D) spoke about plans to legalize marijuana in 2023. Separately, the house tenant also said she believed a cannabis legalization bill would pass. During this time, the new Senate Minority Leader declined to say whether Republicans would walk away from past opposition to reform.

Massachusetts Governor-elect Maura Healey (D), currently Attorney General, encourages people to apply to serve on the Cannabis Social Equity Advisory Council.

from Kentucky the agriculture commissioner is asking the federal Food and Drug Administration to issue CBD regulations.

A Kansas A rep said even opponents of marijuana reform understand that “it will eventually happen.”

California regulators adopted a set of consolidated rules on marijuana.

Colorado regulators passed new marijuana rules.

Oklahoma regulators have released proposed changes to medical cannabis rules.

Illinois officials announced the availability of $8.75 million in forgivable loans for social equity marijuana businesses.

New Jersey regulators are accepting comments and holding hearings on the distribution of marijuana revenues.

Maine regulators sent a reminder about mandatory pesticide testing rules for marijuana.

The New York The Department of Labor hosted a Cannabis Careers Summit.

Michigan Regulators will hold a public relations training session for cannabis companies on Thursday.


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/ LOCAL

A Killin, TX A city council member has suggested that local lawmakers could overturn the voter-approved marijuana decriminalization ballot initiative.

A newly elected entrant Charleston, West Virginia A member of the city council spoke of his intention to introduce legislation on the decriminalization of marijuana.

The Kansas City, Missouri The city council voted to place a measure on the April ballot to add a 3% local tax on recreational marijuana sales.

Sonoma County, California included cannabis in its crop report for the first time.

/ INTERNATIONAL

Colombian President Gustavo Petro reiterated his concerns about the war on drugs.

Thailand The Ministry of Public Health has issued a directive strengthening controls on cannabis. Meanwhile, opposition parties are asking the Administrative Court to issue an injunction against government rules on cannabis and hemp.

Malta The Responsible Cannabis Use Authority has a new director after its former head was ousted.

The Filipina The Justice Secretary is accused of being a marijuana user by the suspended Bureau of Corrections CEO.

/ SCIENCE & HEALTH

One study found that a “1:1 ratio of cannabidiol:tetrahydrocannabinol attenuates place preference conditioned by methamphetamine In mice.”

One study found that “three years after legalization, Canadian cannabis users generally had more and more favorable perceptions of legal products versus illegal products – except for the price – with variations according to the provinces and the frequency of cannabis consumption.

/ ADVOCACY, OPINION & ANALYSIS

The Minnesota Grassroots-Legalize Cannabis Party lost its major party status.

The National Immigrant Law Center tweeted, “Countless families have been separated because of the war on drugs. For immigrants, a drug conviction can automatically result in detention and deportation.

The Marijuana Justice Coalition and the Cannabis Freedom Alliance co-hosted an information session for Congress staff.

/ COMPANY

Ben & Jerry’s celebrated ballot victories on cannabis legalization in a Twitter thread about the election results.

/ CULTURE

Trevor Noah joked about Colorado’s vote to legalize psychedelics.

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