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Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman (D) spoke at a marijuana conference on Friday, respectively pushing for federal legalization and encouraging people to apply for state-level pardons for prior cannabis convictions under a recently launched initiative that’s already seen thousands of people apply for relief this month. The officials discussed cannabis …

Through Monday, the state has culled nearly $6 million in license and one-time application fees from dispensaries, cultivators, transportation companies, processors, and testing operations in the state. By Brent Addleman, The Center Square  With the medical marijuana program still in its infancy in Mississippi, the state is already raking in revenue. Through Monday, the state …

A top federal drug agency is now officially soliciting proposals for a contractor to grow, harvest and analyze millions of grams of marijuana for research purposes. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) published a request for proposal (RFP) notice last week, stating that it’s seeking manufacturers that are capable of cultivating, testing and rolling …

Psychedelics reform is on the ballot in Colorado this November, and two recent polls paint conflicting pictures about how voters will come down on the historic initiative. For both surveys, respondents were given a description of the measure, which seeks to legalize possession of psychedelics like psilocybin and ibogaine for adults 21 and older and …

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has officially decided to keep marijuana on the list of banned substances for international athletes following a scientific review and a determination that cannabis use “violates the spirit of sport.” Advocates strongly urged WADA to enact a reform after U.S. runner Sha’Carri Richardson was suspended from participating in Olympics events …

The Justice Department is doubling down on its claim that medical marijuana patients are uniquely dangerous and, therefore, unfit to possess firearms—and it’s now suggesting that cannabis consumers have a specific “propensity” toward domestic violence despite conflicting research. In a new court filing, DOJ responded to a lawsuit from Florida’s agriculture commissioner, who is alleging …

OK gov: feds should legalize; KY gov: marijuana action soon; Psychedelics in Congress; GOP reps push FDA on CBD; Dispensary bans fuel illicit market Subscribe to receive Marijuana Moment’s newsletter in your inbox every weekday morning. It’s the best way to make sure you know which cannabis stories are shaping the day. Your support makes Marijuana …

The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that votes on a marijuana legalization initiative on the November ballot will be counted after all. In a 5-2 opinion, the justices overturned a Board of Election Commissioners’s ruling that the measure’s ballot title is misleading. Last month, the court said that due to election deadlines coming up …

The governor of Kentucky said on Thursday that he’s received a report from a medical marijuana advisory committee that he convened and “there will be some actions forthcoming.” Gov. Andy Beshear (D) put the 17-member advisory group together via executive order in June, with the intent of getting recommendations about possible reforms, including those that …

“This is the first time in a long time that I’ve had hope for Oregon’s recovery landscape.” By Lynne Terry, Oregon Capital Chronicle A year behind schedule, Oregon’s novel approach to drug addiction has reached primetime. In November 2020, voters overwhelmingly approved Measure 110, making Oregon the first state nationwide to decriminalize the possession of …