Marijuana Had ‘Unprecedented’ Success In State Legislatures In 2021, NORML Report Shows – Marijuana Moment

A Kentucky lawmaker announced on Monday that she is pre-filing bills to legalize possession, limited sales and home cultivation of marijuana in the state for the 2022 session, with endorsements from several leading advocacy groups. Rep. Nima Kulkarni (D) is taking a dual-track approach to the reform, with one bill to have the legislature adopt the policy as a statutory measure and another to enact legalization through a constitutional amendment that would go before voters. Generally speaking, the measures would accomplish the same central objective of ending prohibition, but Kulkarni said they’re meant to complement each other by giving lawmakers…

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Group forms to help give equal access to Connecticut’s new cannabis market – Press Herald

HAMDEN, Conn. — A new association has been formed to ensure Black and other under represented communities will have an opportunity to participate in Connecticut’s new legalized recreational marijuana industry, as state legislators had promised. The Alliance for Cannabis Equity, or ACE, created by two local workforce and economic development organizations, will host various programs to help aspiring businesses owners and to train workers for the new cannabis field. The establishment of retail stores across Connecticut isn’t expected until the end of 2022 or 2023. “The legalization of cannabis introduces a brand new growth industry into Connecticut. And millions, if…

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NORML Issues Report Highlighting 2021 State Legislative Victories – Norml

State legislators in 2021 enacted over 50 laws liberalizing marijuana policies in more than 25 states, according to a report issued today by the National Organization of the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML). “State lawmakers took unprecedented steps this year to repeal marijuana prohibition laws and to provide relief to those millions of Americans who have suffered as a result of them,” NORML’s Deputy Director Paul Armentano said. Specifically, legislatures in five states — Connecticut, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, and Virginia — enacted laws legalizing adult-use marijuana possession and regulating retail cannabis markets. These legislative victories mark a significant…

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CDC Gives Workplace Marijuana Policy Advice To Businesses That Employ Drivers – Marijuana Moment

A Kentucky lawmaker announced on Monday that she is pre-filing bills to legalize possession, limited sales and home cultivation of marijuana in the state for the 2022 session, with endorsements from several leading advocacy groups. Rep. Nima Kulkarni (D) is taking a dual-track approach to the reform, with one bill to have the legislature adopt the policy as a statutory measure and another to enact legalization through a constitutional amendment that would go before voters. Generally speaking, the measures would accomplish the same central objective of ending prohibition, but Kulkarni said they’re meant to complement each other by giving lawmakers…

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Lynne Vanderslice Town of Wilton Updates: Municipal and School Facilities, ARPA Funds, and More – HamletHub

Wilton First Selectwoman Lynne A Vanderslice provides the following updates on town matters of interest: Significant investments in existing municipal and school facilities are required over the next few years.  Some investments, such as road paving and school roofs, are required to maintain state of good repair, some, such as the emergency communications system have outlived their useful life, and others, such as the police headquarters, have been discussed and deferred for twenty or more years.  Fortunately, we are better positioned to fund the required spending: Recognizing the need for investment, in FY2019 the Board of Selectmen (BOS) began transferring budget savings…

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Mexican cannabis bill draft circulates ahead of vote (Newsletter: November 29, 2021) – Marijuana Moment

Germany to legalize marijuana; Taliban signs cannabis deal; Former TX gov talks psychedelics’ benefits Subscribe to receive Marijuana Moment’s newsletter in your inbox every weekday morning. It’s the best way to make sure you know which cannabis stories are shaping the day. Your support makes Marijuana Moment possible… Your good deed for the day: donate to an independent publisher like Marijuana Moment and ensure that as many voters as possible have access to the most in-depth cannabis reporting out there.Support our work at https://www.patreon.com/marijuanamoment/ TOP THINGS TO KNOWGermany’s incoming government coalition officially announced plans to legalize marijuana. The plan also includes…

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Feds’ cannabis interference on Indian land (Newsletter: November 26, 2021) – Marijuana Moment

OH lawmakers could be forced to consider legalization; NY marijuana could come in hemp packaging; St. Louis cannabis decrim advances Subscribe to receive Marijuana Moment’s newsletter in your inbox every weekday morning. It’s the best way to make sure you know which cannabis stories are shaping the day. Your support makes Marijuana Moment possible… Before you dig into today’s cannabis news, I wanted you to know you can keep this resource free and published daily by subscribing to Marijuana Moment on Patreon. We’re a small independent publication diving deep into the cannabis world and rely on readers like you to keep…

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South Dakota Supreme Court strikes down recreational marijuana amendment – JURIST

The South Dakota Supreme Court Wednesday ruled that a state constitutional amendment legalizing recreational marijuana is unconstitutional. In 2020, South Dakota voters passed a ballot measure to legalize medical marijuana for qualifying patients. They also passed a constitutional amendment, Amendment A, to legalize the recreational use of marijuana for individuals 21 years or older. Following the election, Pennington County Sheriff Kevin Thom and Superintendent of the South Dakota Highway Patrol Rick Miller filed a statutory election contest and a separate declaratory judgment action claiming that the constitutional amendment violated the requirements for amendments to the South Dakota Constitution. They brought suit…

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