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North Carolina Senators Attach Medical Marijuana Legalization Amendment To Hemp Bill

A Republican North Carolina senator is taking a new approach to advancing medical marijuana legalization in the state—successfully fighting to attach an amendment enact the reform to a hemp- and kratom-focused bill that cleared a Senate committee. The Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday approved the legislation to regulate intoxicating hemp cannabinoid products such as delta-8 […]

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Youth See Reddit As ‘Viable Outlet’ For Marijuana Info, But Posts Often Have ‘Lack Of Verifiable’ Facts, Study Finds

A new study examining a Reddit community aimed at providing young people with information about cannabis finds that although responses to posts “were generally thorough and responsive,” nearly all came from “opinions and personal experiences” rather than reliable sources. While youth seem increasingly to be turning to online platforms like Reddit to answer questions about […]

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North Dakota Activists Say Marijuana Legalization Initiative Needs Just A Few Hundred More Signatures For November Ballot

North Dakota activists say they’re only a few hundred signatures away from reaching the threshold to qualify a marijuana legalization initiative for the November ballot. Just two months after filing the cannabis measure and launching the campaign, New Economic Frontier announced on Wednesday that they’ve collected 15,179 of the 15,582 required signatures for ballot placement. […]

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Delaware House Passes Bill To Launch Recreational Marijuana Sales Early Through Existing Medical Cannabis Dispensaries

The Delaware House of Representatives has approved a bill to launch recreational marijuana sales early through existing medical cannabis dispensaries, while adopting amendments that appear partially responsive to equity-related concerns from advocates. About a month after the legislation from Rep. Ed Osienski (D) moved through committee, the full chamber passed the amended measure in a […]

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On Juneteenth, Biden Needs To Build On His Modest Marijuana Reforms With A Call For Drug War Reparations (Op-Ed)

“If President Biden wants to truly celebrate the spirit of Juneteenth, he needs to take bolder action instead of well-intended half-measures that don’t come close to solving the problem.” By Chelsea Higgs Wise, Marijuana Justice Juneteenth is a day of joy when we celebrate the end of slavery in the United States, but for too […]

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Iowa Makers Of Cannabinoid-Infused Beverages Sue State Over New THC Limit

“Products that account for approximately 85% of plaintiffs’ revenue will become illegal because of the department’s interpretation.” By Clark Kauffman, Iowa Capital Dispatch Two Iowa companies are suing the state over its interpretation of a new law that restricts THC levels in adult beverages. Climbing Kites, a Polk County beverage manufacturer, and Field Day Brewing […]

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New Hampshire Lawmakers And Advocates Blame Each Other Over Marijuana Legalization Bill’s Defeat

New Hampshire lawmakers and marijuana reform advocates are pointing fingers at one another following the failure of a cannabis legalization bill last week. Some now accuse House Democrats of scuttling the measure in an effort to gain votes in November’s election by campaigning on the unresolved—and popular—issue. The Democrat who led last week’s House vote […]

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Arizona’s Democratic Governor Vetoes Bill To Legalize Psilocybin Service Centers

The Democratic governor of Arizona has vetoed a bill to legalize psilocybin service centers where people could receive the psychedelic in a medically supervised setting. Less than a week after lawmakers gave final approval to the legislation, Gov. Katie Hobbs (D) rejected it on Tuesday, arguing that while the psychedelic may hold therapeutic potential, “we […]

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Calif. State Fair to allow cannabis use & sales on site (Newsletter: June 19, 2024)

Marijuana opponents: Delay rescheduling; MD gov: expungements needed; NY gov: illegal cannabis crackdown boosts legal sales; CA psilocybin; TX decrim Subscribe to receive Marijuana Moment’s newsletter in your inbox every weekday morning. It’s the best way to make sure you know which cannabis stories are shaping the day. Your support makes Marijuana Moment possible… BREAKING: Journalism […]

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Senate Bill Would Protect Job Corps Students From Being Automatically Expelled Over Marijuana Use

Newly introduced Senate legislation would amend rules around marijuana use by students in Job Corps, a federal job training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), building on separate reforms already instituted administratively earlier this year. The changes are intended to protect participants from being automatically expelled for cannabis use as more states legalize, […]

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