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New Jersey Assembly Health Committee Approves Bill to Legalize Access to Medical Psilocybin

Legislation that would legalize the therapeutic use of psilocybin mushrooms has been given approval by a key Assembly committee. The Assembly Health Committee passed Assembly Bill 3852 today, moving it along in the legislative process. The move comes a little over a week after the Senate Heath Committee voted to approve a companion measure. Initially …

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Pennsylvania: New Bipartisan Bill Aims to Legalize Recreational Marijuana and Expunge Past Convictions

Bipartisan legislation that would make Pennsylvania the 25th state to legalize recreational marijuana will soon be unveiled. Filed by State Representatives Emily Kinkead and Aaron Kaufer, House Bill 2500 would establish a legal framework for the recreational sale of marijuana, prioritizing licensing for disadvantaged groups. It also seeks to expunge past criminal charges related to …

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Maryland Governor to Issue 175,000 Marijuana Pardons

Maryland Governor Wes Moore plans to pardon over 175,000 convictions for the personal possession of marijuana and marijuana paraphernalia. Governor Moore is set to enact one of the country’s most extensive clemency measures for marijuana-related offenses on Monday via an executive order. This action aims to address the social and economic injustices that disproportionately affect …

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Arizona Legislature Approves Bill to Legalize Psilocybin Therapy Centers, Sending it to Governor Hobbs

The Arizona Legislature has given approval to legislation legalizing access to psilocybin mushrooms, sending the bill to Governor Katie Hobbs. By a vote of 42 to 16, the Arizona House has passed Senate Bill 1570, approximately 3.5 months after it was passed by the Senate with a vote of 24 to 4. The measure, filed …

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Public Comment Period on DEA’s Marijuana Rescheduling Proposal Nears Halfway Point, Nearly 20,000 Comments Submitted

It’s been nearly a month since the DEA officially submitted their marijuana rescheduling proposal in the Federal Register, launching a 60-day public comment period. With the halfway point just a week away, approximately 18,000 comments have been submitted on the DEA’s proposal to move marijuana from Schedule I to Schedule III under the Controlled Substances …

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North Carolina Senate Judiciary Committee Passes House-Backed Bill to Regulate Kratom and Hemp Products

North Carolina’s Senate Judiciary Committee has passed a bill that would establish a regulatory and licensing system for both kratom and products made from hemp. The House voted 110 to 0 yesterday to pass Approval of House Bill 563 through the Senate Judiciary Committee comes roughly eight months after the measure was passed by the …

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New Hampshire Bill to Allow Medical Marijuana for Any Condition Sent to Governor Sununu

Legislation to allow medical marijuana for any condition a physician deems necessary has been given final approval by the New Hampshire Legislature, and will now be sent to Governor Chris Sununu. House Bill 1278 has been passed by both the House and Senate after a conference committee concurred on amendments made in the Senate. The …

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US House Committee Votes to Continue Blocking D.C. Marijuana Sales and Nationwide Marijuana Banking

The House Appropriations Committee has voted to remove provisions from a massive spending bill that would have allowed Washington, D.C. to open recreational marijuana stores and permitted banks to work with state-legal marijuana businesses. Earlier this month, the House Appropriations Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) Subcommittee released its Fiscal Year 2025 Financial Services and …

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Maryland: Record-Breaking $96.8 Million in Legal Marijuana Sales in May

There was more legal marijuana sold in May in Maryland than in any previous month. According to data released by the Maryland Cannabis Administration, $96,861,897 worth of legal marijuana and marijuana products were sold in May. This is $4.5 million more than the total sales for April. Approximately $67 million of these sales came from …

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US House of Representatives Approves Bill to End Marijuana Tests for Military Recruits

Despite opposition from the White House, the full US House of Representatives has passed a federal defense bill that includes a provision to end marijuana testing for military recruits and prospective officers. By a vote of 217 to 199 the House voted today to pass the 2025 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), a massive defense …

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