NY gov wants legal cannabis “soon” (Newsletter: October 26, 2020) - Grow Life 420

NY gov wants legal cannabis “soon” (Newsletter: October 26, 2020)

October 26, 2020

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2022 NE medical marijuana effort launched; SD gov’s anti-cannabis ad; USDA sends & rescinds hemp loan guide; John Legend backs drug decrim

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) said the state will legalize marijuana “soon” to help with the economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

  • “We need revenue and we’re going to be searching the cupboards for revenue. And I think that is going to put marijuana over the top.”

Nebraska medical marijuana activists are already collecting signatures for a 2022 ballot measure after the state Supreme Court blocked this year’s initiative last month. The justices ruled the proposal violated the state’s single-subject rule by covering too many topics, so the new one is just one sentence long.

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) appears in a new ad urging voters to reject a marijuana legalization initiative that’s on the state’s ballot.

  • “The fact is, I’ve never met someone who got smarter from smoking pot.”

The U.S. Department of Agriculture released—and then quickly rescinded—guidance on providing loans to hemp businesses. The reversal was a result of Congress extending the federal hemp pilot program.

Sens. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) sent a letter pushing back against the Drug Enforcement Administration’s proposed hemp rule, saying it “criminalizes the intermediate steps of hemp processing” and is “wholly inconsistent with Congress’s clearly stated purpose.”

Musician John Legend endorsed Oregon’s drug decriminalization ballot measure.


The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit ruled that a Minnesota congressional election can be held on November 3 despite the death of the Legal Marijuana Now Party candidate.

Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) tweeted, “Legalizing marijuana is the right thing to do. We must also expunge the records of those arrested for marijuana offenses and reinvest proceeds from legalization directly back into our communities.”

Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) said he opposes legalizing marijuana, while Democratic opponent Abby Broyles said she backs federal decriminalization.

Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) said that it is “not the time to be addressing marijuana sales or usage or research.”

Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) spoke about his support for Arizona’s marijuana legalization ballot measure.

Rep. Steven Palazzo (R-MS) authored an op-ed on why he opposes Mississippi’s medical cannabis ballot measures.

The House bill to deschedule marijuana and fund programs to repair the harms of the war on drugs got one new cosponsor for a total of 118.

The House bill to let Department of Veterans Affairs doctors recommend medical cannabis got one new cosponsor for a total of 21.

West Virginia Democratic Senate candidate Paula Jean Swearengin tweeted, “This isn’t a partisan issue- it’s a greed issue. People from all walks of life want to legalize cannabis, except for those who want to make money off our backs instead of empowering our farmers, small businesses, & working people. We need restorative #cannabis legalization NOW”

California Democratic congressional candidate Shahid Buttar tweeted, “We strongly support the transpartisan movement to end the illegitimate criminalization of cannabis. It’s a civil rights imperative, a pathway to green jobs, and an opportunity to help address the opioid crisis, all in one.”


New Jersey’s Assembly speaker said that if voters approve a marijuana legalization ballot measure they might not be able to buy legal cannabis until well into 2021.

New Hampshire Democratic gubernatorial candidate Dan Feltes spoke about his support for legalizing marijuana.

Indiana Democratic attorney general candidate Jonathan Weinzapfel spoke about his support for legalizing marijuana.

An Illinois judge rejected a request for an immediate ruling in a case seeking to force regulators to issue marijuana craft cultivation licenses.

Missouri regulators are being accused of illegally concealing documents and violating open records laws to undercut a lawsuit challenging their medical cannabis business licensing process.

Delaware’s top medical cannabis regulator said that production will double over the next two years to meet patient demand.

Colorado regulators issued a compliance tip for medical cannabis cultivators and manufacturers.

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The West Norriton Township, Pennsylvania Board of Commissioners approved a marijuana decriminalization ordinance.

Kansas City, Missouri’s mayor tweeted, “I agree with [Joe Biden’s] position on eliminating incarceration for stand alone drug offenses, but that’s a strong position. It’s welcome.  Ending the war is a good thing.”


The Mendoza, Argentina Chamber of Deputies approved medical cannabis legislation.

Ontario, Canada police said the country’s medical cannabis law has a loophole that drives criminal activity.


A study found that “replacing current shampooing practices with a broad-spectrum cannabidiol-containing shampoo significantly reduces both severity and symptoms of scalp inflammation within 2 weeks, with excellent tolerability and treatment satisfaction in subjects with mild to moderate scalp psoriasis or seborrheic dermatitis.”


The Tennessee Democratic Party tweeted, “.@JoeBiden will address the damage the War on Drugs has inflicted on the Black community. “

Opponents of Oregon’s drug decriminalization ballot measure want new ballots to be sent to voters in Washington County because a typographical error misstates the result of a “no” vote.


Organigram Holdings Inc. made an additional $2.5 million investment in Hyasynth Biologicals Inc.

Agro Dynamics LLC is suing the Drug Enforcement Administration for allegedly improperly destroying its hemp crops.


Jay-Z came out with a new line of marijuana, but wasn’t even quoted in the company’s launch press release.

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