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Weed Week: July 22, 2022


Welcome to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana.

Most of the news this week is about congressional action. SAFE Banking entered the NDAA, but will it stay there? We heard discussions about bills to decriminalize cannabis and free prisoners. At the state level, New York has new retail enforcement rules. And finally, we would like to honk.

safe bank

Stop me if you’ve heard this before. The SAFE banking law past again the House of Representatives. This time it was an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act. Now, the House version of the NDAA must be reconciled with the Senate version. Could the seventh time be the charm?

decriminalization

Speaking of the Senate, surprise surprise, the long-awaited Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act has finally made its way. appearance. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), along with Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) have been promising this legislation for over a year, and this week they have it. do. Other bulletins if the events justify it.

prisoner release

Like us reported last week, some senators are upset with the Biden administration’s lack of action on cannabis. The president may have understood their message. He Told told reporters this week that he is currently working on a crime bill and that no one should be in jail for using marijuana. This is probably another “wait and see” situation.

New York

Turning our attention to the state level, we see that New York cannabis regulators are preparing for the legal state market. They finalized the rules for retail licenses and accepted more applications for cultivation permits. The rules offer those negatively impacted by the war on drugs the first chance to settle, as part of the state’s social equity program.

and finally

We had some very gratifying news this week, which we will share with our readers. Benzinga recently published its list of 5 Best Cannabis Law Firmsand, you guessed it, Seyfarth made the list.

Stay safe and be well everyone – we’ll see you next week!



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