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FDA Exploring ‘Flexibilities’ In Marijuana Scheduling Review, But Top Official Says DEA Has ‘Final Word’
A top Food and Drug Administration (FDA) official said on Thursday that the agency is exploring “what flexibilities we might have” when it comes the federal government’s marijuana scheduling review directed by President Joe Biden, which she described as a “very high priority.” But she said that whil…
“Up in Smoke?” President Biden Announces Pardons and Orders Review of Cannabis Classification
Recently, President Biden announced an executive order to pardon all federal marijuana possession charges. The President also urged governors to do the same at the state level saying, “Just as n
NAACP Calls for the “Immediate Passage” of SAFE Banking Legislation
The NAACP resolution states: “The SAFE Banking Act could enable cannabis businesses with social equity licenses ... to better compete in the industry.”
Marijuana Workers in California, Illinois, New Jersey Vote to Unionize
Agricultural and retail marijuana workers in California, Illinois and New Jersey recently voted to join labor unions.
Germany Announces Plans to Legalize Recreational Cannabis
German Health Minister Karl Lauterbach Wednesday unveiled plans for the legalization of cannabis for recreational use in keeping with an election promise made by Chancellor Olaf Scholz. Lauterbach pre...
By Legalizing Recreational Cannabis, Germany Wants To Be A Model For Europe
Germany’s official plan to decriminalize the purchase and possession of cannabis is expected, if approved, to set a precedent for the rest of Europe.
Virgin Islands Lawmaker Introduces Legislation to Legalize Adult-Use Cannabis, Expunge Past Cannabis-Related Convictions
Sen. Janelle Sarauw, the sponsor of both bills, said “it has been a very cumbersome process” to bring the legislation to fruition.
Legalized Recreational Weed In South Dakota Gets Election Redo This November
For the second time in two years, South Dakota voters will decide if their state will be the next one to offer legalized cannabis to adults.
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CannaBeat is a weekly brief on news, business, and culture in the cannabis industry curated by members of Emerge Law Group's distinguished Cannabis Industry Group.