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Missouri Legislator Introduces Psilocybin Bill

Missouri Rep. Tony Lovasco introduced House Bill 869 on Jan. 18 that would allow psilocybin therapy, which is a revised version of a bill that he introduced in 2022.  Under the current bill text, it would allow patients to use psilocybin to treat conditions such as depression or post-traumatic stress disorder, as well as those

2023-01-24T13:19:12+00:00January 24th, 2023|Cannabis, Feed|Comments Off on Missouri Legislator Introduces Psilocybin Bill

Two Bills to Decriminalize Psychedelics Filed in Massachusetts

Two bills were filed in Massachusetts to decriminalize psilocybin mushrooms, ayahuasca, mescaline, and ibogaine. The bills would end the prosecution of psychedelic substances in the Bay State. The Boston Herald reports that companion bills were filed in the Massachusetts House and Senate. The House bill, “An Act relative to plant medicine,” or Bill HD.1450, was

2023-01-24T13:19:12+00:00January 24th, 2023|Cannabis, Feed|Comments Off on Two Bills to Decriminalize Psychedelics Filed in Massachusetts

Washington State Announces Social Equity Applications for March 1

The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) has officially announced that it will open up social equity applications on March 1. The window for applications will only last 30 days, ending by 5 p.m. on the deadline. Only 44 licenses that were previously “forfeited, canceled, revoked, or never issued” are being made available to

2023-01-23T13:20:56+00:00January 23rd, 2023|Cannabis, Feed|Comments Off on Washington State Announces Social Equity Applications for March 1

South Dakota Senate Authorizes Lawmakers To Set Medical Pot Conditions

Lawmakers in South Dakota on Thursday took a step toward making significant changes to the state’s medical cannabis program. The Republican-controlled state Senate approved a bill that would broaden the list of qualifying conditions for a medical marijuana prescription, while also transferring the power to set those conditions from the South Dakota Department of Health

2023-01-23T13:20:55+00:00January 23rd, 2023|Cannabis, Feed|Comments Off on South Dakota Senate Authorizes Lawmakers To Set Medical Pot Conditions

NYC City Council Pledges Action on Unsolicited Pot Shops

Civic leaders in New York City this week promised increased action to address the proliferation of unlicensed marijuana retailers, just weeks after regulated sales of adult-use cannabis began in the nation’s most populous city. At a meeting of the New York City Council on Wednesday, officials pledged increased enforcement against unlicensed cannabis retailers and said

2023-01-23T13:20:56+00:00January 23rd, 2023|Cannabis, Feed|Comments Off on NYC City Council Pledges Action on Unsolicited Pot Shops

Maryland Gov. Wants To Avoid Long, Drawn-out Cannabis Rollout

Voters in Maryland last year elected a new governor and approved an initiative legalizing recreational cannabis.  Now, the freshly sworn-in Gov. Wes Moore will lead the effort to implement the state’s marijuana law. “People of the state overwhelmingly chose to decriminalize cannabis. So we as a state now have an obligation to make sure that

2023-01-23T13:20:57+00:00January 23rd, 2023|Cannabis, Feed|Comments Off on Maryland Gov. Wants To Avoid Long, Drawn-out Cannabis Rollout

Connecticut Lawmakers Propose Changes to Recreational Pot Program

Legal marijuana sales in Connecticut are barely a week old, but lawmakers there are already mulling changes to the new law. CTPost reports that the opening days of the state’s legislative session have proposed a slate of new regulations over the cannabis program, including “changes to how the state issues cannabis licenses to efforts to

2023-01-20T13:27:04+00:00January 20th, 2023|Cannabis, Feed|Comments Off on Connecticut Lawmakers Propose Changes to Recreational Pot Program

Critics Blame Flavored Cannabis Products for Targeting Kids

A chorus of experts are growing concerned about the prevalence of candy-flavored cannabis products and other flavors that appeal to children in states with legal cannabis.  Part of the uproar was spurred when a New York official showed a watermelon-flavored cannabis edible product to the local media amid the state’s first days of adult-use cannabis

2023-01-20T13:27:05+00:00January 20th, 2023|Cannabis, Feed|Comments Off on Critics Blame Flavored Cannabis Products for Targeting Kids

U.S. Virgin Islands Legalizes Adult-Use Cannabis

On Jan. 18, a signing ceremony was held to document Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. signing The Virgin Islands Cannabis Use Act (Act 8680), and proclaiming that anyone who has been convicted with simple cannabis possession is invited to apply for a pardon. “From the beginning of the Bryan-Roach Administration, we have worked towards the legalization

2023-01-20T13:27:05+00:00January 20th, 2023|Cannabis, Feed|Comments Off on U.S. Virgin Islands Legalizes Adult-Use Cannabis

Ohio Lawmakers File Medical Cannabis Revamp Bill

Two Republican state lawmakers in Ohio have introduced a bill to revamp the state’s medical marijuana laws that would create a new state agency to oversee the program and allow more patients to use cannabis medicinally. The measure, Senate Bill 9, was introduced by state Senators Steve Huffman and Kirk Schuring on January 11 and

2023-01-20T13:27:06+00:00January 20th, 2023|Cannabis, Feed|Comments Off on Ohio Lawmakers File Medical Cannabis Revamp Bill
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