Federal Government Interference with Cannabis on Indian Lands (Newsletter: November 26, 2021)

CBD Bill to Congress; MO representative wants legal marijuana on the ballot; Local OH decrim measurement obtains signatures

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Representatives Kathleen Rice (D-NY), Morgan Griffith (R-VA), Angie Craig (D-MN) and Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) introduced a new bipartisan bill in Congress to force the Food and Drug Administration to regulate CBD foods and beverages derived from hemp.

The White House Office of Management and Budget is invited by the Competitive Enterprise Institute to arbitrate a marijuana dispute between the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Department of Health and Human Services, where each agency says the other is responsible for a scientific review used in decisions about cannabis planning.

A Republican Representative from Missouri tabled a joint resolution to put marijuana legalization on the ballot for voters to decide in 2022. Meanwhile, activists are collecting signatures for their own cannabis initiatives.

Activists in Kent, Ohio proved they had collected enough signatures for a local vote to decriminalize marijuana after authorities inappropriately struck down petitions. Voters will now decide on the measure in 2022.


The Defense Hearings and Appeals Office is considering an increasing number of appeals denying security clearance eligibility due to the use of marijuana.

Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) criticized President Joe Biden’s candidate for US attorney general for Massachusetts for refusing to prosecute certain drug-related offenses and other crimes as a district attorney.

Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) wrote an op-ed calling on Congress to remove a jumper preventing Washington, DC from legalizing marijuana sales.

Representative Dave Joyce (R-OH) tweeted: “Since I introduced the STATES Act with @repblumenauer in 2018, I have fought for achievable and progressive cannabis reform that can build bipartisan consensus and have a direct impact on the lives of Americans across the country. country. Congress needs to #PassProgress, not sink it. #HOPEforSAFE. After introducing a bill on the suppression of marijuana, he also tweeted, “Your move, @SenSchumer.”

Representative Betty McCollum (D-MN) tweeted: “New changes to Minnesota’s medical cannabis program will take effect next year, including the provision of new edible options – with the safety messages and labeling required for patients.”

Former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang tweeted: “I spoke to an investor in psilocybin compounds as a treatment for depression – it looks very promising.


Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Nikki Fried, currently Agriculture Commissioner, reiterated her concerns about the medical cannabis licensing process for black farmers.

The Michigan Court of complaints partially accepted and partially rejected a request for an injunction on the regulators recall of marijuana products.

California regulators have proposed emergency rules that will remove licensing fees for marijuana capital firms.

Colorado Regulators have issued a Health and Safety Notice on Potentially Dangerous Marijuana Products from Innovative Fusion LLC.

Vermont regulators have decided not to recommend specific warning labels on the health effects of cannabis products. Former Governor Howard Dean (D) tweeted: “This is a mistake. Although I am in favor of legalization, cannabis is not trivial and should be treated the same as alcohol. The THC content is significant and the higher the THC, the more likely unwanted side effects are to include psychosis. Vermont needs to do better here.

Connecticut regulators have reported that medical cannabis is the most common controlled substance distributed to residents of the state.

Ohio regulators will to consider increase the purchase limits for medical cannabis this week.

new York regulators have launched a portal where cannabinoid hemp companies can apply for licenses.

New Mexico regulators held a public hearing on proposed rules to demand labor peace agreements for marijuana companies.

Arizona State and local governments generated more than $ 106 million in marijuana tax revenue in the first year of legal sale.

Nevada regulators have accused a marijuana cultivation and production company of tax evasion.

Washington state regulators sent a update and policy statement on the transition to a new marijuana tracking system.

from Vermont Cannabis Control Board and Advisor subcommittee will meet this week.

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The Clarksville, Tennessee City Council adopted a resolution approving the decriminalization of marijuana and the legalization of medical cannabis.

A San Antonio, Texas The city councilor is pushing for an official citation and release policy for possession of low-strength marijuana.

A think tank released an updated database of New York municipalities who are withdrawing from retail marijuana and on-site consumption businesses.

The Sennett. new York City council will hold a hearing on a proposed ban on marijuana dispensaries and social use areas on December 16.


Malta Prime Minister Robert Abela will not give his party members a free vote on the government’s bill to legalize marijuana.

Danish lawmakers voted for the permanent legalization of medical cannabis.

The UK the government is launch a new drug strategy.

British Virgin Islands Prime Minister Andrew Fahie said he had not had recent discussions with investors who had previously expressed interest in the territory’s potential medical cannabis industry.

a Australian The Special Committee of the Capital Territory Legislature recommended that drugs be decriminalized.


One study found that “the introduction of cannabidiol (CBD) endowed hydrogels with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects” and that “CBD /[email protected] hydrogel showed accelerated healing in vivo effect.

One study found that “for a range of psychedelic substances and doses, reported improved pain scores substantially during and after psychedelic experiences.


The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies and Vine Ventures have launched a social impact special-purpose vehicle that will inject $ 70 million into psychedelic-assisted therapy and access in return for a share of MDMA’s revenue once it becomes legal.

The Drug Policy Alliance urges Congress not to “infiltrate” the banking language of marijuana into the National Defense Authorization Act, arguing this would be done at “the expense of equity and justice for the black, Latin and indigenous communities who have borne the brunt of prohibition.”

NORML has a new manager of state policies.

The American Pharmacopoeia released a position statement urging more research on delta-8 THC.

ASTM International has published a technical white paper on delta-8 THC products.

The Global Commission on Drug Policy will publish a new report on Tuesday.


WM Technology, Inc. registered to resell shares that were previously issued as partial consideration for acquisitions.

Schwazze has reached a deal to sell $ 95 million in convertible notes to raise funds to expand its business in New Mexico.

Nabis Cannabis fleet drivers and maintainers voted to unionize with Teamsters local 630.


Former basketball player Isiah thomas One World Pharma changed its name to One World Products: Sustainable Hemp and Cannabis Solutions.

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