Articles By Alyson Martin
The bill is expected to stall in the Republican-controlled Senate, as the legislative session nears its end.
A medical cannabis legalization bill has died in the state legislature, again, and the bill sponsor has vowed to return with a ballot initiative, again.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse announced that a “standard THC unit” will be 5 milligrams, marking the first federal definition of a cannabis “dose” for researchers.
Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren and Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes, of Buffalo, spoke about the future of equitable, local cannabis in their cities, two of the states’ most populous.
Still, there are areas of “promise,” according to an Oregon Health & Science University hosted Neurology Grand Rounds discussion last week.
New NIDA Study Finds Cannabis Use Disorder Association With Poorer Birth Outcomes, Some “Significant”
NIDA director Nora Volkow told Cannabis Wire, “With the data that we have, we can put in a strong recommendation about not smoking marijuana during pregnancy.”
While the House vote was expected, it remains less clear whether the Senate will pass the SAFE Banking Act, which would provide safe harbor to banks wanting to work with the cannabis industry.
In his budget, Evers called for cannabis legalization. On Wednesday, Evers urged participants to call their representatives, as the legislature remains a hurdle.
Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes, who co-sponsored the adult use legislation, said she’s “met most every wealthy, influential person” interested in New York's cannabis industry, but equity comes first.