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Booker slams Biden’s cannabis decrim plan as “not enough” (Newsletter: November 18, 2020)

November 18, 2020

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RI legal marijuana hearing; FDA hosts CBD & sex conference; AR gov blames state cannabis legalization on feds

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Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) says in a new BET documentary debuting on Wednesday that President-elect Joe Biden’s plan to merely decriminalize possession of cannabis while not legalizing it is “not enough.” Vice President-elect Kamala Harris also talks in a documentary clip shared exclusively with Marijuana Moment about how the war on drugs “criminalized the community that I grew up in” and “was an abject failure.”

The Rhode Island Senate Finance Committee has scheduled a hearing on marijuana legalization for Wednesday. The move comes days after leaders in both the House and Senate said the state will seriously consider legalizing cannabis in 2021.

The Food and Drug Administration is hosting a daylong conference on CBD, sex and gender on Thursday.

  • “Conditions for which CBD is often marketed, such as chronic pain, anxiety, depression, and sleep disturbances, are more prevalent in women than men. Therefore, consideration of issues pertaining to the safety of CBD products may be particularly important to address in women.”

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R)—who headed the Drug Enforcement Administration during the George W. Bush administration—says the federal government’s lax stance on marijuana is causing more states to legalize it.

  • “As long as the federal government is saying, ‘We’re just going to turn a blind eye to whatever the states say,’ then it’s going to continue that pressure—because there’s so many dollars that go with that, that they’re going to continue to have those initiatives. There are going to be huge advertising dollars that go with it, and if the federal government does not take a clear position, they’ll probably continue to pass.”


The Department of Justice is dropping drug charges against Mexico’s former defense minister.

Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-OR) tweeted, “I joined @HempRoundtable to talk about my bipartisan bill to legalize CBD in dietary supplements. A legal pathway ensures that these supplements are safe and the highest quality for consumers. It’s time for regulatory certainty for hemp-derived CBD product.”

Rep. Denver Riggleman (R-VA) tweeted, “I am proud of my accomplishments in Congress, including:… ✅boosting hemp opportunities for farmers.”

The House bill to require the Food and Drug Administration to allow CBD as a dietary supplement got two new cosponsors for a total of 22.


Pennsylvania’s lieutenant governor tweeted, “No, I don’t use cannabis. Yes, I’ll be tested, if that’s what it takes for our legislature to pass legalization. You don’t have to personally use cannabis to see that it’s just common sense and the people of Pennsylvania deserve this freedom.”

The Mississippi Supreme Court set deadlines for filings in a mayor’s lawsuit challenging the state’s voter-approved medical cannabis ballot measure.

Stalled New Jersey legislation to enable a legal marijuana marketplace is back on track for committee votes on Thursday.

The Wyoming legislature’s Joint Agriculture, State and Public Lands and Water Resources Committee rejected a proposal to ban smokable hemp and certain CBD products.

New Mexico regulators are trying to restrict medical cannabis reciprocity rules. Meanwhile, the Medical Cannabis Advisory Board is recommending higher purchasing limits for patients.

Michigan’s Parole Board heard a request for early release from a man serving a decades-long sentence for selling marijuana.

California regulators launched an API to let stakeholders integrate marijuana license data into their own software.

Kentucky regulators began accepting hemp licensing applications.

Massachusetts regulators will discuss marijuana delivery services and other issues on Thursday.

Iowa regulators released a list of companies listing hemp seed for sale.

The South Dakota State Historical Society sent a press release about receiving items related to a large 1980 marijuana bust.

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Thailand’s government made it legal to possess cocaine, opium and other drugs for medical treatment, research or “government benefit.”


A study found that “users from states with legal recreational cannabis sales had significantly lower prevalence of driving after cannabis use and higher prevalence of protective attitudes compared to those from states without legal recreational sales.”

A study found that there is an “enduring therapeutic effect in migraine headache after a single administration of psilocybin.”


The president of the New York State AFL-CIO coauthored an op-ed on the need to legalize marijuana with a focus on workers’ rights and social, racial and economic equity.

The Citizens Budget Commission issued a report analyzing the revenue potential of legalizing marijuana in New York.

The National Cannabis Industry Association published a report on improving environmental sustainability for marijuana businesses.

The Last Prisoner Project and 37 cannabis companies sent a letter urging Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) to release marijuana prisoners.


Curaleaf Holdings, Inc.  reported quarterly revenue of $182.4 million and a net loss of $9.3 million. It also announced it is getting a new CEO.

Trulieve Cannabis Corp. reported $136.3 million in quarterly revenue.

Dr. Bronner’s released a limited edition cannabis-scented soap available only to people who donate to support the Sun+Earth organic marijuana certification program.

Organigram Holdings Inc. launched a dissolvable cannabis powder product.

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