AL House filibusters medical cannabis (Newsletter: May 5, 2021) – Marijuana Moment

LA House votes to legalize medical marijuana flower; NY legalization revenue projection; IL sees record sales; Study: Cannabis consumers aren’t lazy

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Mexican lawmakers missed the Supreme Court’s deadline to legalize marijuana by April 30, and they didn’t ask for another extension. Now there is talk about a special session after June’s elections—but the court could issue a new ruling striking down criminalization in the meantime.

The Louisiana House of Representatives voted to legalize medical cannabis flower under the state’s existing limited program. The body also advanced a bill to prepare for broader recreational marijuana legalization as well as separate hemp regulation legislation.

A new analysis by New York’s state comptroller projects that legalizing marijuana will generate $245 million in annual revenue by fiscal year 2024-2025.

The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation reported that marijuana sales set another monthly record in April, with nearly 2.5 million cannabis items purchased—worth almost $115 million.

A new study smashes lazy stoner stereotypes by finding that frequent marijuana consumers “engaged in more physical activity than non-current users.”

  • “Our findings do not support the mainstream perception of cannabis users as living sedentary lifestyles.”

    / FEDERAL

    The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear appeals from marijuana businesses that want to challenge their tax bills despite late filings.

    The federal trial

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