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Hawaii House, Senate Committee, Pass Resolution Calling for Marijuana Clemency Program

A resolution urging the creation of a “clemency program for individuals who have been prosecuted for cannabis-related offenses” has been passed unanimously by the Senate Judiciary Committee, after having already made its way through the House of Representatives. “BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives of the Thirty-second Legislature of the State of Hawaii, …

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California Senate Committee Votes to Ban Employers From Inquiring About Applicant’s Prior Marijuana Use

California’s Senate Judiciary Committee has voted in favor of legislations that would provide legal protection to job hunters who have used marijuana. Filed by Senator Steven Bradford, Senate Bill 700 “would make it unlawful for an employer to request information from an applicant for employment relating to the applicant’s prior use of cannabis”. A stipulation …

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Nevada Committee Passes Bill to Allow Marijuana to be Sold at Events

A proposal to allow marijuana to be sold at events and to establish a license for “portable cannabis vendors” has been passed by a key committee in Nevada’s Legislature. Assembly Bill 253, filed by State Representative Cameron Miller, would establish a license for a “temporary cannabis event”. It also establishes a permit for portable cannabis …

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Montana Lawmakers Pass Bill to Reappropriate Marijuana Tax Revenue

When Montana voters approved marijuana legalization in 2020, they passed an initiative with very specific uses for marijuana tax revenue. A bill passed by both the House and Senate would alter this in a few different ways. Senate Bill 442 was passed yesterday through the House of Representatives 84 to 16. In the Senate, the …

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Delaware Governor to Let Marijuana Legalization Bills Become Law Without His Signature

Despite being opposed to the move, Delaware Governor John Carney has announced that he will allow legislation legalizing marijuana to become law. With lawmakers being “100% confident” they have enough votes to override a potential veto, Governor Carney says he will not veto House Bill 1 and House Bill 2 but instead will allow them …

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In Historic First Oregon Officials Issue Licenses for Psilocybin Facilitators and Testing Laboratory

Officials in Oregon have taken an important step towards establishing the state’s psilocybin program (passed by voters in 2020) by approving a license for the state’s first-ever psilocybin testing facility, and three licenses for the state’s first psilocybin facilitators. The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has issued a license for psilocybin testing to Rose City Laboratories, …

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CA$365.7 million in Legal Marijuana Purchased in Canada in February

There was CA$365.7 million ($270 million) in legal marijuana and marijuana products purchased in Canada in January. The number marks a slight decrease from the CA$395 million sold in January, although this isn’t surprising given the decrease in the number of days between January and February. December, 2022 continues to hold the monthly record at …

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Texas House of Representatives to Vote Next Week on Bill to Decriminalize Marijuana

Texas legislation that would decriminalize the personal possession of marijuana and marijuana concentrates will receive a vote by the full House of Representatives on Wednesday, April 26. A little over a month after House Bill 218 was passed unanimously by the House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee, the House Calendars Committee has scheduled the measure for a …

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Pennsylvania Lawmakers Introduce Four Marijuana Bills on 4/20

Four separate marijuana proposals were introduce today in the Pennsylvania Legislature. Pennsylvania lawmakers filed several pieces of marijuana-related legislation today to commemorate the marijuana holiday 4/20. One of the bills, filed by 10 lawmakers, “urges the federal government to remove cannabis from Schedule I”. “As legislators, we must raise up the voices of our constituents …

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Study: Marijuana Use Not Associated With Increased Risk of Psychosis

According to a new study published in the journal Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences a history of marijuana use is not associated with an increased risk of developing psychosis, even among those predisposed to the disorder. The primary aim of the study “was to examine the association between cannabis use and the incidence of psychotic disorders in …

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