What’s Happening: May Monthly News Round-Up
As Oklahoma introduces a new bill on cannabis packaging requirements, Germany announced it will start the cannabis legalization process soon. We’re rounding up the legal cannabis industry stories we’ve been reading this last month.
Oklahoma governor signs final round of medical cannabis legislation for 2022 session
Medical Cannabis legislation updates for 2022 include bill HB3019 – which requires purchased marijuana leaving a dispensary to be contained in an exit package, which is described as an opaque bag. It would also require marijuana containers to be printed with "For use by licensed medical marijuana patients only," and "Keep out of reach of children," on the container. The container may be clear. KGOU.
Marijuana Is Now Legal In Rhode Island
The governor of Rhode Island signed a bill on Wednesday to legalize marijuana, making it the 19th state to end prohibition. While it will be at least a few months until adult-use retail sales launch in the Ocean State, adults 21 and older can now legally possess up to one ounce of cannabis and grow up to six plants for personal use, only three of which can be mature. Marijuana Moment.
Germany Speeds Up The Process To Legalize Recreational Cannabis
Health Minister Karl Lauterbach announced last week that it would start the legal process for cannabis legalization soon. He told German newspaper Handelsblatt he changed his mind on legalization over the past two years, and he now believes the dangers of non-legalization outweigh the risks of recreational cannabis legalization. Forbes.
South Dakota will vote on legalizing pot
South Dakota voters will decide later this year whether to become the 20th state in the nation to legalize marijuana for recreational use, after supporters filed thousands of signatures with state elections officials earlier this month. The Hill.
Georgia Voters Approve Marijuana Legalization Ballot Question
Georgia voters have sent a marijuana message to state lawmakers, approving a ballot measure on Tuesday that expresses their support for adult-use cannabis legalization. The marijuana measure was leading by a strong margin of 80 percent to 20 percent on Wednesday afternoon, with more than 99 percent of counties having completely reported their votes—accounting for a total of 660,371 ballots counted. Marijuana Moment.
Japanese Ministry of Health to Discuss Medical Cannabis Legalization
A Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare panel met on May 25 to begin discussions regarding lifting the ban on medical cannabis to benefit patients who suffer from refractory epilepsy. High Times.
- Bill legalizing medical marijuana advances to NC Senate floor
- Cannabis Tourism Is Now A $17 Billion Industry—And It’s Just Taking Off
- Biden Grants Pardons And Commutations To People With Marijuana Convictions
- Iowa campaign launched to reform state marijuana laws
- State Financial Regulators Tell Congress To Pass Marijuana Banking Protections In Manufacturing Bill
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