Minnesota House Approves Cannabis Legalization, New York City Opens First Dispensary, and More Cannabis News

As of February 14th, 2023, the bill to legalize cannabis for adults 21 and up has been approved by the Minnesota House, and is currently being vetted. Senate Bill 211 removes marijuana as a Schedule I drug from the state’s criminal code, and provides oversight regulating its cultivation, sale, and product labeling.[0] House Bill 360 also legalizes the possession and use of cannabis for individuals over the age of 21.

Marijuana Moment’s daily dispatch keeps readers up to date on the latest news from the cannabis industry, including the recent inquiry from Vermont cannabis regulators into Curaleaf’s alleged ties to Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich.[1]

In addition, a study recently presented at The Pregnancy Meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine found that using cannabis early in pregnancy can lead to adverse pregnancy outcomes.[2]

The High Country Cannabis has also opened up in New York City, becoming the first dispensary to open in the Queen City following the legalization of cannabis for adults 21 and up in the state.[3]

Washington’s bill only covers drug tests before hiring, while certain jobs are excluded, such as those requiring a federal background investigation or security clearance.[4]

As the cannabis industry continues to develop, keep up to date with Marijuana Moment’s newsletters, and stay informed on the latest news.[5]

0. “State Policy Weekly Update 2/22/2023 – NORML” norml.org, 23 Feb. 2023, https://norml.org/blog/2023/02/22/state-policy-weekly-update-2-22-2023/

1. “New Biden exec order touts cannabis actions (Newsletter: February …” www.marijuanamoment.net, 23 Feb. 2023, https://www.marijuanamoment.net/new-biden-exec-order-touts-cannabis-actions-newsletter-february-20-2023/

2. “Early Pregnancy Cannabis Exposure Tied to Adverse Pregnancy …” www.channel3000.com, 23 Feb. 2023, https://www.channel3000.com/news/health/early-pregnancy-cannabis-exposure-tied-to-adverse-pregnancy-outcomes/article_529be2a0-82ae-5254-97a7-13cd85f74f2a.html

3. “Cannabis News | Cannabis Blog | Herban Creative” herbancreativenj.com, 23 Feb. 2023, https://herbancreativenj.com/cannabis-news

4. “State senate passes bill that would ban pre-employment cannabis …” mynorthwest.com, 23 Feb. 2023, https://mynorthwest.com/3838085/state-senate-bill-ban-pre-employment-cannabis-tests/

5. “Canadian Cannabis Sales Surged in December – New Cannabis …” www.newcannabisventures.com, 23 Feb. 2023, https://www.newcannabisventures.com/canadian-cannabis-sales-surged-in-december/