Marijuana Consumption Lounges Approved For Las Vegas. (Newsletter: September 26, 2022)
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Table of Contents
1. Michigan looking at how to prevent veteran suicide with Cannabis.
2. New IOS software allows users to search for Cannabis interactions in Health App.
3. New law permits more dispensaries in Louisiana.
4. Border control seizes 400 pounds of Marijuana with help of their canine.
5. Idaho halts sale of CBD to pets due to state law.
NATIONAL CANNABIS NEWS
Marijuana consumption lounges approved for Las Vegas
“The businesses will allow marijuana customers to smoke the drug legally for the first time outside of private homes since voters legalized recreational use in 2016. This left out the 40 million or so yearly tourists without a place to legally smoke, having them to resort to doing so illegally in the street, parking garages or hotel rooms, officials have stressed.”
Medical Pot in Utah Costs Right Around National Average
““We were asked when working with the policy analysts to compare apples to apples, but with all of the different nuances in the different states, it really is a difficult task,” said Alyssa Smailes with Utah Cannabis Association, as quoted by KUER, who along with Utah Cannabis Co-Op “selected 19 states with various cannabis markets in different stages of progress to compare with Utah.””
New changes improve the lives of Louisiana’s medical marijuana patients
“On Aug. 1, 2022, new changes to Louisiana’s medical marijuana laws took effect. The new rules will permit more dispensaries in Louisiana (as many as 30 locations), help reduce unfair warrantless house searches carried out by law enforcement, and transfer the medical cannabis program’s oversight from the Department of Agriculture and Forestry to Louisiana’s Department of Health.”
More Than 400 Pounds of Weed Seized by Border Control (and Dog) in Cincinnati
“On the outside, they looked like dehumidifiers. A look inside the appliances revealed more than a million bucks worth of contraband. That was the haul intercepted by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers––and their trusty narcotics detector dog, Bruno––in Cincinnati over the weekend.”
A Look at Wayne State University’s Veteran Cannabis Studies
“The mental health of veterans was not lost on Michigan voters when they legalized adult-use cannabis via Proposal 1 in 2018. That initiative requires the state to provide $20 million annually “until 2022 or for at least two years” for clinical trials evaluating cannabis’ efficacy in treating U.S. veterans’ medical conditions and preventing veteran suicide.”
Idaho Halts Sale of CBD Pet Supplements
“Idaho law does not recognize hemp as a feed or remedy ingredient. Safe levels of hemp and hemp-derived products in animal feed have not yet been established under federal or state law. As such, these products are not approved feed ingredients and cannot lawfully be added to or incorporated into commercial feed. This includes feeds, treats and remedies intended for pets, livestock, or any other animal,” the department said.”
Apple Lets Users Search For Marijuana And Pharmaceutical Interactions In Latest iPhone Health Update
“The latest version of Apple’s iPhone software gives users an option to track medications and learn about possible drug interactions with other substances—including marijuana.”
MISSOURI CANNABIS NEWS
Weed Chips? KC brands are looking to capitalize on the potential of legal marijuana in Missouri
“This is a highly regulated facility. This is like food manufacturing. This is like craft beer. This is so much more normal than we maybe think it is,”
ILLINOIS CANNABIS NEWS
Benzinga Chicago Cannabis Capital Conference Highlights Women, Minorities
In the expo hall, female-represented brands were out in full force, including Chicago Norml’s Edi Moore, My Bud Vase’s Doreen Sullivan, MtoM’s Christine Wilson, Illinois Equity Staffing’s Shawnee Williams, HerHighness’ Allison Krongard and Laura Eisman, Budwell’s Sara Hussain, and CannaBellaLux’s Tiffany Woodman, among others.
South Loop marijuana dispensary receives key approval
“Matt Brewer, CEO of Family Roots Dispensary, is a native South Sider, and a Harvard Business grad, who started the company, alongside his mother and brother.”
PENNSYLVANIA CANNABIS NEWS
What does the future of legalized marijuana look like in PA?
““We’re watching the pressure build around us,” Lehigh Valley NORML Executive Director Jeff Riedy explained. “Legislators are going to have to realize they’re losing tax dollars to people skipping across the border.””
What you need to know about Pennsylvania’s Marijuana Pardon Project
““This pardon project has the potential to open the door for thousands of Pennsylvanians — the college grad looking to start their career, the grandparent who’s been wanting [to] chaperone a field trip, or any Pennsylvanian who’s been told ‘no’ for much needed assistance. Now’s your chance.””
NEW YORK CANNABIS NEWS
Last chance: NYS cannabis business leaders to speak and network at major event – agenda, topics, ticket info
“Join cannabis business owners and other industry professionals for an afternoon of actionable industry insights discussed by thought leaders. There will be an abundance of networking time to connect with others working in the cannabis space.”
OKLAHOMA CANNABIS NEWS
Oklahomans will have to wait to vote on recreational marijuana
“The state Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Wednesday that it will not be on your November ballot. The Yes On 820 campaign had been hoping the state Supreme Court would side in their favor and put marijuana on the ballot in November, but that’s not going to happen.”
Oklahoma marijuana industry frustrated with metrc licensing agreement
“Growers, processors and dispensary owners said they got an unexpected email from Metrc, the company OMMA uses for their seed-to-sale program, saying if they don’t agree to their terms, they can’t open up shop.”
MARYLAND CANNABIS NEWS
Legalizing Marijuana Is On Maryland’s Ballot This Fall. Here’s What You Need To Know
“When Marylanders head to the polls (or drop-boxes) in November, they will be asked to approve or reject legislation allowing adults 21 and over to possess, use, or grow small amounts of marijuana. If passed, the referendum would open the door to the creation of a taxed and regulated recreational marijuana industry in the state. (Medical marijuana has been around for eight years in Maryland).”
Majority Of Maryland Voters Back Marijuana Legalization Referendum And Expungements, Poll Finds
“Democrats and independents favor providing relief, at 72 and 64 percent, respectively. A minority of Republicans (41 percent) said the same, while a slim majority (50 percent) say the state should not expunge marijuana convictions post-legalization. A majority of every age group also said they favor expungements.”
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