Schumer pushed for vote on cannabis research bill (Newsletter: September 28, 2022)

Feds to be sued over marijuana raid; IL industry data shows lack of diversity; Poll: DC voters oppose cannabis crackdown 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. (function() { window.mc4wp = window.mc4wp || { listeners: […]

Majority Of D.C. Voters Support Marijuana Legalization And Oppose Crackdown On Unregulated ‘Gifting’ Market, Poll Finds

Washington, D.C. voters strongly support marijuana legalization and oppose a crackdown on the cannabis “gifting” market that’s emerged in the absence of regulated sales, according to a new poll. The survey, commissioned by the I-71 Committee and conducted by the firm brilliant corners Research & Strategies, found that 72 percent of likely voters back legalization, […]

Prohibitionist Group Presses Schumer To Bring House-Passed Marijuana Research Bill To A Vote

A group of researchers and other advocates associated with the prohibitionist organization Smart Approaches To Marijuana (SAM) is calling on Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to swiftly bring a House-passed cannabis research bill to a vote. Twelve members of SAM’s Scientific Advisory Board sent a letter to Schumer on Tuesday, imploring him to advance […]

WI gov’s initiative push could put cannabis on ballot (Newsletter: September 27, 2022)

Booker talks banking; TX House speaker: Let’s lower marijuana penalties; Study: Legalization tied to lower obesity; OH sees $1B medical cannabis sales 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. (function() { window.mc4wp = window.mc4wp || […]

British American Tobacco takes minority position in German cannabis distributor Sanity Group

British American Tobacco said Monday it invested an undisclosed sum for a non-controlling minority stake in German cannabis company Sanity Group GmbH. The cigarette maker said the investment in Sanity Group complements its research and development deal with Canada’s Organigram Holdings Inc. announced in 2021. “Investing in Sanity Group is another example of BAT’s ongoing work to explore numerous areas beyond nicotine…for future portfolio growth across a range of categories and geographies,” said Kingsley Wheaton, chief growth officer at British American Tobacco. U.S.-listed shares of British American Tobacco are down 3.2% in 2022, compared to a 23.4% year-to-date drop by the S&P 500 .
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Ohio Medical Marijuana Sales Hit $1 Billion Milestone, State Data Shows

Ohio medical marijuana sales have officially surpassed the $1 billion mark since dispensaries started serving patients in April 2019. Total sales reached $1,000,047,483 as of September 18 and then grew by another $8 million over the following week, according to data posted by the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program on Sunday. The sales to date […]