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Maryland cannabis legalization bill filed for 2021 (Newsletter: December 25, 2020)

December 27, 2020

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Rand Paul’s Festivus complaint about marijuana edibles study; NBA could permanently stop cannabis testing; Feds decry marijuana “toxicities”

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A Maryland delegate pre-filed a bill to legalize cannabis in 2021, and Marijuana Moment got the first look at its text.

  • “We have the data and popular opinion on our side to end prohibition… The time for restoring communities and ending prohibition is now.”

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), in his annual airing of grievances for Festivus, complained about a government-funded study on marijuana edibles, and highlighted it in an annual “Waste Report.”

National Basketball Association Commissioner Adam Silver said the league’s temporary end to random marijuana testing could become permanent.

  • “We decided that, given all the things that were happening in society, given all the pressures and stress that players were under, that we didn’t need to act as Big Brother right now. I think society’s views around marijuana has changed to a certain extent.”


A Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration report suggested that “with the increasing access to marijuana products which are largely unregulated by states that have approved marijuana for medical and personal use, it can be expected that toxicities related to marijuana product use will continue to increase and will exact a significant toll on Americans.”

Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) suggested in an op-ed that the president’s pardon power should perhaps be “limited to groups of people who have been clear victims of injustice, like those convicted of marijuana offenses.”

Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) argued that the House-passed federal marijuana legalization bill “really wasn’t a serious attempt to make progress on the issue.”


New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) issued clemency to people with marijuana, drug and other convictions.

Georgia regulators are delaying the process for considering and awarding medical cannabis business licenses after receiving a protest from Trulieve GA Inc.

Massachusetts’s top marijuana regulator authored an op-ed about the rollout of delivery services.

A Michigan senator plans to reintroduce a bill to reduce the sentences of people in prison for marijuana.

Among the applicants for a new round of Rhode Island medical cannabis dispensary licenses are a current mayor and former state lawmakers.

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The Washtenaw County, Michigan attorney-elect co-authored an op-ed calling for federal marijuana legalization.

Los Angeles, California regulators are suspending until March proactive enforcement efforts against dozens of marijuana businesses that stood to lose their licenses at the start of the new year.


UK regulators announced that the end of the country’s Brexit transition period on January 1 means that patients will no longer be able to access medical cannabis from The Netherlands.


A study found that “cannabis use is associated with reduced risk of exposure to fentanyl among people on opioid agonist therapy.”

A study found that “administration of the [cannabis] extract alone or alongside radiation substantially inhibited melanoma cell viability and proliferation in the extract dose response-dependent manner.”


Ayr Strategies closed its acquisition of CannTech PA.

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