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US House: Legislation to Allow Banks to Service State-Legal Marijuana Businesses Gains 114th Sponsor

The SAFE Banking Act, which already had more sponsors than any marijuana-related bill in US history, just gained another. Congressmember Deborah Ross (D-NC) yesterday became the 114th sponsor of the SAFE Banking Act, a measure to allow banks and other financial institutions such as credit unions to provide banking services to marijuana businesses that are …

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Call of Duty Launching 4/20-Themed Events and Items Across Three Games, Including Cheech and Chong DLC

Call of Duty will be holding special events and launching special items in celebration of 4/20, including having Cheech and Chong as downloadable playable characters. On 4/20 Cheech and Chong will be launching as DLC playable characters for the trio of Call of Duty games; Warzone, Modern Warfare III, and Warzone Mobile. The two players …

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Ohio Recreational Marijuana Sales Will Begin Before July 4th Weekend, Much Sooner Than Expected

The chair of the rulemaking committee for Ohio’s Department of Cannabis Control says that recreational marijuana sales may begin as soon as June, and will happen “certainly before July 4th weekend”. Due to voters approving Issue 2 in November, those 21 and older are legally allowed to possess up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana and up …

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4/20 Has Gone Mainstream

More than any year prior, 2024 exemplifies how mainstream 4/20, the unofficial marijuana holiday, has become. Marijuana for decades was relegated to various countercultures, primarily due to the harsh laws and propaganda surrounding it. It’s undeniable that in recent years, marijuana has become increasing mainstream. 24 of 50 states have legalized recreational marijuana, 38 states …

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21 US Senators Introduce Resolution Calling for Immediate Release of American Jailed 14 Years in Russia for Medical Marijuana

A coalition of 21 members of the US Senate have introduced a resolution calling for the immediate release of several American citizens currently jailed in Russia, including one jailed 14 years simply for possessing medical marijuana. US Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), along with U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA) and John Fetterman (D-PA), introduced …

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Maine Legislature Gives Approval to Psilocybin Bill

Maine’s full legislature has now given approval to legislation to establish a psilocybin task force, with one final technical vote required in the Senate before it can be sent to Governor Janet Mills. Senate Bill 1914 would establish a “Commission To Study Pathways For Creating a Psilocybin Services Program in Maine”. As filed, the bill …

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Washington DC Mayor Signs Ordinance Making 4/20 a Marijuana Tax Holiday, Covers 4/15 to 4/28

Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser has signed into law an ordinance that makes 4/20 a marijuana tax holiday. Bill 25-0760 was signed into law by Mayor Bowser yesterday, less than a week after it was given unanimous approval by the district council. The ordinance was filed by Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie on behalf of Mayor Muriel Bowser. …

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Virginia Governor Signs Bill Protecting Public Employees Who Use Medical Marijuana

Governor Glenn Youngkin has signed into law legislation designed to protect public employees who legally use medical marijuana. Despite vetoing bills to legalize marijuana sales and protect parents who use marijuana legally, Governor Youngkin has signed Senate Bill 391 into law. The measure was passed with overwhelming support in the House of Representatives and Senate, …

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US Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to Introduce Federal Marijuana Legalization Bill This Month

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, along with Senators Ron Wyden and Cory Booker, have announced that they will soon file federal legislation to legalize recreational marijuana. The trio of senators is currently circulating a letter to colleagues asking them to join as cosponsors for the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act, which they plan to officially introduce …

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In New Study CBD Reduced the Cognitive Deficits Caused by Fragile X Syndrome

According to a new study utilizing an animal model, the marijuana-derived compound cannabidiol (CBD) was able to reduce the cognitive deficits associated with Fragile X Syndrome. “Cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychotomimetic constituent of Cannabis sativa, has been recently approved for epileptic syndromes often associated with Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)”, begins the study’s abstract. “However, the putative …

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