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NY posts cannabis job descriptions to aid industry (Newsletter: December 26, 2023)

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4,000 marijuana studies in 2023; MN legalization survey shapes regs; Credit union CEO’s cannabis banking op-ed; MS medical marijuana product hold

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/ TOP THINGS TO KNOW

The New York Department of Labor posted dozens of sample marijuana job descriptions—covering cultivation, delivery, retail, hospitality and more—to help people “explore working in cannabis through the potential functions of a variety of positions across this burgeoning industry.”

Researchers published more than 32,000 scientific papers on marijuana over the past 10 years—including over 4,000 in 2023 alone—according to a NORML analysis. Advocates say that undermines claims from opponents who believe that cannabis has been insufficiently studied to be legalized.

The Minnesota Office of Cannabis Management is gathering input for the launch of the recreational market with a new survey on issues such as retail business operations and sanitary standards.

Salal Credit Union CEO Russell Rosendal authored a new Marijuana Moment op-ed calling on Congress to pass a cannabis banking bill to “enhance issues of public safety, transparency and the ability to operate like any other legitimate industry.”

The Mississippi State Department of Health placed an administrative hold on a “large number of” medical cannabis products after an anonymous call claimed a testing lab was not conducting proper procedures for detecting pesticides.

/ FEDERAL

Senior White House advisors noted President Joe Biden’s mass marijuana pardons in a memo on how the administration “Delivered Meaningful Progress to Black and Latino communities.”

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention drug harm reduction program lost support from key participants after officials gave control to a contractor with close ties to the defense industry.

The House bill to seal marijuana records got two new cosponsors for a total of nine.

/ STATES

Illinois regulators filed changes to cannabis cultivation tax rules.

Montana regulators will hold hearings on proposed rules on marijuana product manufacturing and advertising, packaging, labeling and wholesaling next month.

Nebraska regulators published an annual report on the state’s hemp program.

Massachusetts will hold a hearing on rules for the Cannabis Social Equity Trust Fund on January 12.


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/ LOCAL

The Ypsilanti, Michigan City Council is considering a psychedelics decriminalization proposal.

/ INTERNATIONAL

St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Terrance Drew spoke about the potential of the medical cannabis and hemp markets in his budget address.

Jamaica’s Ministry of Industry and Investment formed a psilocybin working group.

/ SCIENCE & HEALTH

A study found that cannabis sativa essential oil “reduced the immobility period and increased sucrose preference in stressed mice, indicating an improvement in depressive symptoms.”

A study found that “psilocybin-assisted therapy in group cohort administration was safe and feasible in patients with cancer and depression.”

/ BUSINESS

Trees Corporation received an order for creditor protection from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.

Trulieve’s CEO discussed the company’s move to amend prior year tax filings to request refunds for monies paid due to the 280E provision.

Canadian retailers sold C$448.6 million worth of legal cannabis products in October.

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