The sponsor of cannabis banks discusses the Senate’s path (newsletter: September 23, 2021)

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OK Marijuana Votes Completed; NY Cannabis Board fully seated; USDA’s Anti-Weed Hemp Efforts; PA medical cannabis DUI hearing

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/ MOST IMPORTANT THINGS

Sponsor of the SAFE Banking Act Representative Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) spoke to Marijuana Moment about the prospects of finally getting his cannabis reform, which has now been passed five times by the House of Representatives, through the Senate and on the president’s desk.

  • “I think the fifth time is the charm.”

Oklahoma activists have finalized the language for separate marijuana legalization initiatives and revamped the existing medical cannabis program they plan to put on the 2022 ballot.

With two last dates New York Governor Kathy Hochul (D) completed the composition of the Cannabis Control Board – the establishment of the state to finally begin implementing a legal market for recreational marijuana.

the US Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture funds research to help hemp farmers fight weed problems.

the Pennsylvania Senate Transportation Committee held a hearing on a bill to protect medical cannabis patients from being charged with DUI unless they are actually impaired at the wheel.

/ FEDERATION

Majority Leader in the Senate, Chuck Schumer (D-NY) tweeted: “The time has come to end federal marijuana bans, pass criminal law reforms, and invest in communities harmed by the war on drugs. That’s why @SenBooker, @RonWyden and I are working on getting our Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act passed. “

Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) said he was against adding marijuana banking to the National Defense Authorization Act. Separated, he announced that efforts to reach an agreement on police reform legislation came to an end after Republicans refused to accept the Democrats’ last compromise offer.

Joyful. Kevin Cramer (R-ND) Responding to the house putting marijuana banking under the National Defense Authorization Act, said, “It’s not a great vehicle for this, but if it’s a vehicle that can carry it, I think it would be fine … Anyone.” Vehicle is good that it manages to pass on. “

Representative Dave Joyce (R-OH) tweeted: “Proudly co-sponsored by @RepPerlmutters # SAFEBanking change request. By denying state legal cannabis companies access to financial services, the federal government is jeopardizing public security – crippling #smallbiz’s economic recovery – denying states the right to implement their own laws

Representative Lou Correa (D-CA) tweeted: “I support the Safe Banking Act. Let’s start by decriminalizing cannabis at the federal level. All legal cannabis companies across our country pay their employees, bills, and FEDERAL taxes with cash! Cannabis companies and customers deserve access to a banking system! “

Representative Dwight Evans (D-PA) tweeted: “As part of the # FY22NDAA, I’m proud to support these 3 # SmallBiz changes: … ✅The SAFE Banking Act (for # cannabis companies, approved last night!) …”

Representatives Henry Cuellar (D-TX) and Dave Joyce (R-OH) Has tabled a bill to protect customs and border guards from accidental contact with fentanyl and other drugs that may affect them at work, but Advocates say the bill is trying to solve a problem that doesn’t really exist and was created “out of hysteria, not science”.

The house bill on Marijuana schedule and funding for programs to repair war damage from drugs got five new co-sponsors for a total of 64.

/ CONDITIONS

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy (D) said he expected recreational marijuana sales through existing medical cannabis dispensaries to begin in the first or second quarter of 2022.

Ohio Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Cranley, currently Mayor of Cincinnati, tweeted, “My comeback plan in Ohio is pretty simple. We’re going to legalize and tax marijuana, and we’re going to give the Ohioans a dividend on our energy profits. This will create 120,000 jobs that pay $ 60,000 a year, reduce unemployment and cut poverty in half. “

North Carolinas The Senate President’s protest suggested that medical cannabis law may not be voted on in plenary until next year. Meanwhile the legislation sponsor is working on some changes requested by the Attorney General.

A Pennsylvania Senator is hosting a conference on cannabis opportunities on Friday.

Arkansas Activists say they have so far collected more than 20,000 signatures for their proposed vote to legalize marijuana.

Oregon Regulators have issued a mandatory recall for a hemp product with undisclosed THC levels.

California Regulators are changing the text of the warnings about exposure to marijuana smoke and THC.

A Oklahoma An official with the Bureau of Narcotics told lawmakers at a hearing that the number of fraudulently licensed medicinal cannabis growers could soon decline.

West Virginia The medical cannabis advisory board meets on Thursday.

Nevadas The Cannabis Advisory Subcommittee on Social Equity, Diversity & Inclusion meets on Monday.


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/ LOCAL

New York City filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against a man who launched a clothing brand called NYC New York Cannabis, which uses logos similar to the city’s official ones.

A Wake County, North Carolina The district attorney’s candidate said he would not pursue low-level marijuana cases if elected.

/ INTERNATIONAL

Kenya The attorney general has until October 18 to respond to a lawsuit filed by Rastafarian to legalize marijuana.

/ SCIENCE & HEALTH

One study found that medicinal cannabis “had a beneficial effect on pain levels and sleep quality for all problem spectrums rheumatology Clinic.”

/ RESPONSIBILITY, OPINION & ANALYSIS

Marijuana Moment Senior Editor Kyle Jaeger spoke in C-SPAN’s Washington Today about cannabis banking laws.

the Association of American Feed Control Officials published a position statement on the use of hemp and hemp by-products in animal feed.

the American Bankers Association tweeted: “ABA strongly supports the #SAFEBanking Act, which would help achieve key public safety goals and expand access to credit for cannabis companies in states where it is legal, thereby making the industry fairer and creating jobs at the same time and the economy grows. “

Worried women for America tweeted: “More # FY22NDAA Madness: Last night House voted to unleash the predatory marijuana industry through the US banking system while drugs spill over our borders. Dems want America on grass and our daughters in war. @HouseGOP has to say NO. “

the Massachusetts Package Stores Association said a senator’s bill banning billboard advertising for alcohol or marijuana products was unconstitutional.

/ COMPANIES

Aurora Cannabis Inc. closes its Edmonton, Alberta, Canada facility.

A lawsuit that Legacy Hemp LLC Lawsuit Against Terramax Holdings Corp. for alleged breach of a hemp seed distribution agreement, was reanimated by the US Court of Appeals for the 6th District after previously dismissed.

/ CULTURE

UFC fighter Chris Barnett was suspended and fined for a positive marijuana test.

Melissa Etheridge spoke about her cannabis brand Etheridge Botanicals.

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