What's Happening: November Monthly News Round-Up
From cannabis waste regulation to marijuana legalization, packaging compliance and market news, we’re rounding up the top stories we’ve been diving into this last month.
Biden Administration Can Legalize Marijuana Without Waiting For Lawmakers, Congressional Researchers Say
President Joe Biden can grant mass amnesty to people who have violated federal marijuana laws, congressional researchers said in a new report, adding that his administration can also move to federally legalize cannabis without waiting for lawmakers to act. Marijuana Moment.
Connecticut set to launch recreational marijuana market before New York
Connecticut’s projected $750 million recreational marijuana market is poised to launch in Spring 2022. State regulators said recently they are aiming for a relatively full launch by year-end 2022, while New York’s projected $2 billion-plus market likely is slipping into the spring of 2023. MJBizDaily.
New York Marijuana Regulators Approve Rules For Hemp Flower Sales
New York marijuana regulators approved rules for the state’s cannabinoid hemp program, notably clarifying that flower from the crop can be sold but delta-8 THC products are currently prohibited from being marketed. Hemp-infused foods and beverages will also be allowed. Marijuana Moment.
Uber Eats partners with Tokyo Smoke to offer cannabis orders
Uber Eats will start listing Tokyo Smoke’s products under a new section labelled “cannabis” on its marketplace on Monday, though customers won’t be able to order pot for delivery. Customers can place orders from the Uber Eats app, but then must pick the product up at a Tokyo Smoke store. New York Post.
Oregon marijuana processor fined $100,000 for skirting packaging rules
Oregon regulators fined a recreational marijuana processor $100,000 for allegedly sidestepping packaging and labeling rules. In a news release, the Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission (OLCC) said it voted to uphold the decision of a state administrative law judge who found Luminous Botanicals sold vials of marijuana tincture that were not in compliance with the agency’s rules. The OLCC said the labels on the tinctures “were not properly affixed” and could fall off, which could lead to an unsuspecting consumer inadvertently using the product. MJBizDaily.
Making the Green Clean: Marijuana company pushes for cannabis waste regulation in New York
A cannabis accessories company, Vessel, is urging New York lawmakers to consider bill language that would regulate cannabis waste. James Choe, the CEO, says there needs to be sustainable solutions when looking at things like e-pens, cartridges and even the packaging on different cannabis products. The company is proposing a model bill that would set up a recycling process for current and future cannabis products. Spectrum News.
- St Louis lawmakers move to decriminalize marijuana posession and cultivation
- Cannabis in CT: Attorney General issues warning about products & packaging
- Indiana democratic party backs marijuana legalization and pledges 2022 reform push
- Ohio marijuana activists almost have enough signatures to force lawmakers to consider legalization
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