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Federal Legislation to Decriminalize Marijuana and Allow Expungements Sponsored by Lawmakers From 31 States

Legislation in the United States House of Representatives and Senate is sponsored by lawmakers from 31 different states. In the House, the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act now has 92 sponsors, while the Senate’s Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act (CAOA) has 18 sponsors. The combined 110 sponsors represent 31 states, or 62% of …

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Florida Governor’s PAC to Oppose Marijuana Initiative Has Raised $10,000, Supporters Have Raised $60 Million

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’s recently established political action committee, “Florida Freedom Fund,” has encountered significant fundraising challenges in its campaign against a marijuana legalization initiative (Amendment 3). As of last week, the PAC has garnered only $10,000 in contributions, according to the Division of Elections. 100% of these contributions came from former Pennsylvania Congressman Keith …

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Colorado Recalls Marijuana Products Over Mold, Sixth Recall This Year

The Colorado Department of Revenue (DOR), in conjunction with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), is issuing a Health and Safety Advisory due to the identification of potentially contaminated Retail Marijuana Flower (bud/shake/trim) produced and sold by NOCO Farm, LLC d.b.a. Snaxland. The CDPHE and DOR deem it a threat to public …

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New Mexico Sees $48 Million in Marijuana Sales in June, Over 1.1 Million Transactions

New Mexico’s marijuana market continues to thrive, with June’s total marijuana sales passing $48 million. According to the latest data from the New Mexico Regulation & Licensing Department, there was $48,072,161.91 in total marijuana sales in June. This month’s sales were distributed across 1,148,950 transactions. Recreational marijuana sales contributed $36,513,095.44, while medical marijuana sales totaled …

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North Dakota: 43% of Voters Support Legalizing Marijuana With Initiative Likely to be on November Ballot

According to newly released polling, a majority of voters in North Dakota oppose legalizing recreational marijuana. The poll, commissioned by the Brighter Future Alliance and conducted by Public Opinion Strategies, surveyed 500 likely voters between June 15 and 19, asking them about a variety of political issues. The poll found that 57% of North Dakota …

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Washington State Marijuana Labs Now Under Authority of Department of Agriculture

Starting today, the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) has the regulatory authority to accredit cannabis laboratories. “For more than five years, WSDA has been engaged in a process to improve the integrity and oversight of the laboratories that test cannabis destined to be processed and sold in the state”, states a press release from …

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South Dakota Law Banning Delta-8 THC Now in Effect

A little over three months after it was signed by South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, legislation banning the production, distribution and possession of delta-8 and delta-10 THC is now in effect. House Bill 1125 into law was approved by the state’s full Senate, 31 to 1, and it passed the House unanimously, 69 to 0. …

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Federal Court Dismisses Case Challenging Marijuana Prohibition, Calls for Reexamination of Marijuana Laws

A federal judge has dismissed a case in which multiple marijuana companies were challenging the U.S. prohibition on marijuana, while stating that the nation’s marijuana laws deserve “reexamination.” Judge Mark G. Mastroianni of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts’s Western Division has dismissed a case brought by CANNA PROVISIONS, Gyasi Sellers, Wiseacre …

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Delaware: New Medical Marijuana Law Takes Effect Today

Delaware legislation that significantly expands access to medical marijuana officially takes effect today. House Bill 285 removes the state’s list of qualifying medical marijuana conditions, allowing physicians to recommend the medicine for any condition they deem appropriate. In addition, the new law allows those aged 65 and older to self-certify themselves as medical marijuana patients, …

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Where the Top 5 Democratic Candidates to Replace President Biden Stand on Marijuana Law Reform

After what many consider a poor debate performance, several Democratic leaders and former supporters are calling on President Biden to step aside. Although this remains a long shot, this article will break down where the top candidates to replace him stand on marijuana law reform. If President Biden were to decide to step aside and …

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