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Cannabis News | Top of the Week: 1/5

Every week, ACRONYM rounds up your Cannabis News into one handy dandy post. Find what’s important, WEED out what’s not. See what we did there? Check weekly under our Cannabis category for up to date news!


 

Here’s Why Today Could Be a Huge Day for Cannabis (Fool.com)

Publish Date: January 5, 2021

THE BOTTOM LINE: 

“Marijuana bills have come to die in the Senate, but that could change if there’s a shift in power.”

READ MORE: (Fool.com)

 

These states could legalize cannabis in 2021 (Newsletter: January 4, 2021) (MarijuanaMoment.net)

Publish Date: January 4, 2021

THE BOTTOM LINE: 

“New Jersey’s attorney general plans to issue further marijuana guidance once legalization and decriminalization bills are signed into law.

Virginia’s attorney general cited the state’s decriminalization of marijuana and movement toward legalization in a “Top 20 of 2020” list.

Texas’s agriculture commissioner included the launch of the state’s hemp program in a list of 2020 highlights.

Connecticut’s Senate president pro tempore said “the marijuana issue needs to move forward this year.”

Changes to Utah’s medical cannabis rules took effect on Friday.

Incoming New York lawmakers shared their views on marijuana legalization.

A Florida senator filed a bill to reduce required medical cannabis patient visits to doctors to once a year instead of twice.

Arkansas regulators are being sued over another medical cannabis business licensing dispute.

California tax officials sent an update on marijuana banking issues.”

 

READ MORE: (MarijuanaMoment.net)

 

New Jersey Legalized Cannabis—But Marijuana Is Still Illegal. What Went Wrong With Legalization? (Forbes.com)

Publish Date: January 4, 2021

THE BOTTOM LINE: 

“New Year’s Day was when a constitutional amendment legalizing the extremely popular plant—approved by more than two-thirds of New Jersey voters on Election Day—went into effect.

Simple enough. Except there’s a significant catch: All the laws on the books outlawing marijuana possession, use, and sales are still in effect.

The only legal “protection” that cannabis users in New Jersey currently enjoy is a polite request from the state attorney general, who has asked police to please not arrest anyone for weed.

Technically, cannabis users in New Jersey still risk handcuffs–after marijuana legalization.
Cannabis is legal in New Jersey, but there’s nowhere to buy any—and you can still be be arrested for marijuana in New Jersey?”

READ MORE: (Forbes.com)

 

The Fate Of National Cannabis Rests On Georgia’s Senate Race, Do Georgians Support Legalization? (Forbes.com)

Publish Date: January 4, 2021

THE BOTTOM LINE: 

“In the midst of these victories, the MORE Act, a new piece of cannabis legislation being considered by Congress, could bring big changes to federal policies on cannabis. But whether the MORE Act makes it into law will depend on whether it is passed by the Senate. Its chances of passing through the Senate depends largely on whether Mitch McConnell and the Republicans maintain majority control, or if the Democrats are able to tip the balance and take control of the Senate. If Democratic candidates win both of the Senate seats up for reelection, in the contentious run-off election in Georgia this week, there is still a chance that the MORE Act could pass.”

READ MORE: (Forbes.com)

 

The DEA May (Finally) Allow Private Companies to Grow Cannabis for Research (GreenEntreprenuer.com)

Publish Date: January 5, 2021

THE BOTTOM LINE: 

“After years of mostly silence on the issue, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has released the “final rules” on how to apply for a federal license to grow cannabis for research. The decision came after the U.S. Congress passed a bill urging an expansion of marijuana research.

Unlike almost anything these days, the bill received strong bipartisan support.

The DEA had issued preliminary final rules in March. It took comments from interested parties and made a few minor adjustments to the rules, according to the final rules published in the federal registry. The new rules go into effect on January 19.”

READ MORE: (GreenEntreprenuer.com)

 

Cannabis could advance under McConnell, Schumer says (Newsletter: January 1, 2021) (MarijuanaMoment.net)

Publish Date: January 1, 2021

THE BOTTOM LINE:

“Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said that he thinks the movement to federally legalize marijuana can make “progress” even if Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) maintains control.

‘It’ll move a lot faster,’ if he himself is installed as majority leader, Schumer said. ‘But on the issue of marijuana, I believe even–god forbid—I’m not majority leader, I believe that the pressure on McConnell is going to increase and we could make some progress.’

House Democratic leaders included the passage of a bill to federally legalize marijuana in a list of Congress’s top civil rights wins—alongside police reform, voting rights, District of Columbia statehood, removing the Equal Rights Amendment ratification deadline and the Emmett Till Antilynching Act.

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) issued more than 9,000 more marijuana pardons and announced that nearly half a million cannabis arrest records have been expunged.

The New Hampshire Supreme Court unanimously ruled in a favor of the religious freedom to use psilocybin mushrooms as long as it doesn’t ‘disturb the peace.'”

READ MORE: (MarijuanaMoment.net)

 

Cannabiscapes: Exploring Cannabis Culture Through Flower-Based Art (Forbes.com)

Publish Date: January 4, 2021

THE BOTTOM LINE:

“If you are into cannabis or music, it’s more likely than not that you’ve unknowingly seen Greg Welch’s art somewhere.

Under the Cannabiscapes acronym, the young creator has produced hundreds of art pieces using ground cannabis flowers and other related products for everyone and their grandmothers. From art galleries, to stores, to album covers, Cannnabiscapes have become a must-have for cannabis aficionados.”

READ MORE: (Forbes.com)

 

CANNABIS CULTURE’S CHANGING. MARKETERS NEED TO ADAPT. (Builtin.com)

Publish Date: January 5, 2021

THE BOTTOM LINE: 

Up until recently, cannabis brands have had little reason to market their products to anyone other than the stereotypical cannabis enthusiast. Now, as recreational use of marijuana is legal in 15 states and tilting toward mainstream acceptance, brands are adjusting their marketing strategies to reach new and more diverse segments of consumers.

READ MORE: (Builtin.com)

 

From Carlos Santana To Nicole Kidman: Celebrities Continue To Cash In On Cannabis (Benzinga.com)

Publish Date: January 4, 2021

THE BOTTOM LINE: 

“This year, the cannabis world has welcomed so many famous people. Some decided to become part of the industry as brand ambassadors, while others launched their own brands. Musicians, actors and athletes have expressed their love for the plant.

But why now?

Was it because the stigma around cannabis has faded more than ever before? Or, was it because of industry growth, which thus presented lucrative opportunities?”

READ MORE: (Benzinga.com)

 

Killer Mike says Black people deserve a “big stake” in the cannabis industry (Revolt.tv)

Publish Date: January 1, 2021

THE BOTTOM LINE: 

“Killer Mike believes Black people deserve a fair share of stake in the cannabis industry. Earlier this week, the ‘Big Beast’ emcee appeared on ‘TMZ Live’ and spoke about how Black people who have served years in prison for selling marijuana can’t get into the industry after they’re released.

‘…I want to demand other marijuana organizations out there to get people of color on the forefront,’ he said. ‘And I’m gone be frank and say Black folks deserve a big stake. We deserve at least 25% of the marijuana industry because it has truly been built on our backs. And we need more med men that are owned by men that look like me.'”

READ MORE: (Revolt.tv)

 

 

 

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