Mexico misses legal cannabis deadline (Newsletter: May 4, 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.”


    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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