NY marijuana regulatory officials confirmed; Senators get comments on cannabis bill; Seattle task force: Decrim all drugs; MA’s $2B in marijuana sales
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The Drug Enforcement Administration proposed a massive increase in the amount of marijuana and psilocybin that can be legally produced for research, which it says are “necessary steps toward potential Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of new drug products.”
Several major cannabis advocacy and industry organizations submitted comments on Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s (D-NY) draft federal marijuana legalization bill. Marijuana Moment compiled a look at concerns about taxes, equity, interstate commerce, licensing and more that were raised by groups.
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) appointed—and the Senate confirmed—two key officials who will be responsible for getting the state’s legal marijuana market off the ground.
Seattle, Washington’s Overdose Emergency Innovative Recovery task force is recommending that the city decriminalize all drugs—and says psychedelics in particular could be a promising treatment to address substance abuse disorders and mental health issues.
The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission announced that retailers and delivery services have sold more than $2 billion worth of legal marijuana since legalization launched.
The U.S. Forest Service published a post on cleaning up illegal marijuana grow sites.