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No, Your Kids Halloween Candy Hasn’t Been Tainted With Weed (Newsletter: October 31, 2022)

No, Your Kids Halloween Candy Hasn’t Been Tainted With Weed (Newsletter: October 31, 2022)

Thank you for tuning into the latest updates! Here is this week’s cannabis news roundup:

TOP UPDATES

1. California’s cannabis-growing Nuns will pray for profit.

2. Germany to legalize cannabis for recreational use.

3. Reebok releases hemp sneakers with Maharishi.

4. How old-fashioned tactics stomp out illegal pot shops in NYC.

5. Cannabis leaders and politicians joining forces in New York.

NATIONAL CANNABIS NEWS

The Right (And Wrong) Way To Celebrate Halloween With Cannabis
“While Halloween and marijuana seems like a perfect pairing for the cannabis enthusiast, it’s important to remember that there are right and wrong ways to infuse the celebration with weed.”

No, your kid’s Halloween candy hasn’t been tainted with THC
“He says these narratives have largely emerged in tandem with the War on Drugs. Having grown up in the 1950s, Best says these worries escalated with the national agenda against controlled substances. A story in the New York Times from 1970 seems to be the kickoff, and precedes Nixon’s infamous 1971 press conference that made drugs “public enemy number one.” His data reaches as far back as 1958. He tells Leafly he averages 0 to 3 paranoia stories a year.”

10 best Halloween edibles for adult trick-or-treaters
“Spooky season is upon us, which for us adults, means indulging our sweet tooth with seasonal releases and classic edibles. From creamy milk chocolate and peanut butter to sweet and sour fruit chews and gummies, there are more choices than ever for high-quality, great-tasting, and euphoria-producing treats.”

More and More Texans Are Using Medical Marijuana Read More: More Texans Want Access To Medical Marijuana
“In 2015, Governor Abbott signed a bill called The Compassionate Use Act, which allowed doctors to prescribe THC to some patients with epilepsy. Since the bill was signed into law, the bill has expanded, allowing more Texans with other medical conditions to benefit.”

Cannabis Workers Unionize In New Jersey And Northern California
““Cannabis generates more revenue in California than any other state in the country,” noted Peter Finn, Teamsters Food Processing Division Director. “We look forward to ensuring that an equitable share of the money generated from this industry goes to those who are most responsible for the success of these companies.””

Germany to legalize cannabis use for recreational purposes
“Some 4 million people consumed cannabis in Germany last year, 25% of whom were between ages 18 and 24, Lauterbach said, adding the legalisation would squeeze out the cannabis black market.”

California’s cannabis-growing nuns pray for profits
“Lead by Sister Kate, the women are members of a self-proclaimed enclave of nuns who identify as healers and feminists, but more importantly, business people. They do not represent an official religion.”

Marijuana company sued for not making customers high enough
“Jasper Centeno of Long Beach and Blake Wilson of Fresno filed a lawsuit in state court last week accusing DreamFields Brands of false advertising, intentional misrepresentation and unjust enrichment, among other charges.”

South Dakota Sees Rise in Medical Cannabis Patient Registrations
“A state health official told lawmakers Oct. 25 that the rise in registered patients is due to individuals obtaining their cards through ‘pop-up clinics rather than typical medical providers, The Associated Press reported.”

Mississippi Regulators Take Disciplinary Actions Against Medical Cannabis Grower
“one of the largest medical cannabis operators in the state, must now destroy roughly $1 million worth of plants and temporarily cease operations until structural improvements are made at one of its sites, according to a Mississippi Today report.”

‘Stay tuned.’ New Michigan marijuana director hints at plans to go after black market marijuana
“Hanna, who’s worked as a criminal intelligence and computer crimes analyst with state police, said his first 90 days in the position will focus on buttoning down procedures, meeting with stakeholders in the industry and government and attacking illicit marijuana.”

Reebok Releases Hemp Sneaker with Maharishi
“Sneaker collectors might have a new model to scratch off their lists, made from sustainable hemp. On Friday Reebok and London-based streetwear label Maharishi announced their second collaboration: the Maharishi x Reebok LT Court Hemp, a fine vintage take on the Reebok Court classic style. Maharishi has been incorporating hemp fiber as a fabric in their collections since the 1990s.”

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MISSOURI CANNABIS NEWS

Doctors warn of health effects of legalizing marijuana in Missouri
““Very, very often, we have people that come in, and we ask them, ‘When did your symptoms start?’ And they would link it to ‘When I started using weed’ or ‘When I started to increase my doses,’” said Mamah, director of the Washington Early Recognition Center, which opened two years ago.”

Recreational Pot Presents Opportunities for Missouri’s Medical Cannabis Biz
“The St. Louis Business Journal has a report out this week on the ballot proposal, known as Amendment 3, which is “projected to create a significantly larger market for the companies that have already emerged as major players in the state’s legal medical marijuana market.””

ILLINOIS CANNABIS NEWS

How Vic Mensa brought premium legal gas to Chicago dispensaries
““As someone with a lifelong experience of anxiety and depression, it’s amazing to be able to help people facing those and other issues while working with something I love,” Mensa told reporters in June.”

PENNSYLVANIA CANNABIS NEWS

Pennsylvania Cannabis Coalition Releases Results of Candidate Survey Aimed at Gauging Elected Officials’ Stance on Cannabis Policy
““As the national conversation about fully legalizing cannabis amplifies, it’s crucial that Pennsylvania cannabis voters use their voice and vote with their feet on medical marijuana patient access and potential legalization,” PCC Executive Director Meredith Buettner said in a public statement.”

How thousands of people wrongly were shut out of Pennsylvania’s marijuana pardon program
“The initiative unveiled last month by Gov. Tom Wolf and Lt. Gov. John Fetterman allowed people to apply to be part of a one-time, large-scale accelerated pardon if they had been convicted of marijuana possession or having a small amount of marijuana for personal use.”

NEW YORK CANNABIS NEWS

Federal bill that would protect banks handling cannabis businesses stalls
“”Having no access to basic and essential banking services is blunting the impact of social equity programs. … These businesses are forced to operate on an all-cash basis,” the letter states. Its authors also pointed to the cost of starting a cannabis business and barriers for individuals with past convictions, suggesting the latter should be addressed by complementary legislation.”

How Old Fashioned Tactics Can Stomp Out Illegal Pot Shops In NYC
“Some will argue that brands fuel the fire when they look the other way and allow their products on NY streets through illegal distribution channels. Sure, it’s a great way to build brand awareness as they wait for licensed dispensaries to open, but it’s time they put the squeeze on their supply chain now that the city is officially open for business.”

Cannabis Leaders and Politicians to Join Forces in New York
“However revolutionary, the rollout has proven burdensome. Originally expected to launch in the spring of 2022, bureaucratic delays have pushed back New York’s timeline. As voters in seven states get ready to vote on cannabis legislation, all eyes are focused on whether New York will remain a model for others to follow, or become a cautionary tale.”

Getting into NY’s cannabis industry? Can’t-miss event next week in Westchester
“Attendees have access to all panel conversations, speakers, and extensive networking time to connect with other industry professionals. The conference will also feature onsite vendors helping cannabis entrepreneurs build out their business team, as well as lightning-round consultations to answer questions about accounting, legal, and other considerations specific to cannabis businesses.”

OKLAHOMA CANNABIS NEWS

Another Oklahoma Attorney Charged In ‘Ghost Owner’ Medical Cannabis Scheme
“Another Oklahoma attorney is facing charges for allegedly helping set up illegal cannabis businesses under the state’s medical cannabis program, KOCO News 5 reports. Matthew Stacy is accused of registering more than 300 limited liability companies to get medical cannabis and manufacturing licenses.”

MARYLAND CANNABIS NEWS

Maryland Cannabis Advocates Team Up with Community Leaders to Ensure Fairness and Equity
““We must all do our part to ensure that legalization passes this November,” Ford says. “Subjective policing has traumatized black communities across the country for generations as a result of cannabis criminalization. Right now, all eyes are on Maryland. This is our chance to take the lead on a national issue by collaborating to develop a solution aimed at building an equitable and inclusive industry, with the goal of repairing the harm done to the most affected communities.””

Curated by Roo Nieto.

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