Joe Biden Signs Bill That Allows Researchers to Access Medical Marijuana From Dispensaries


Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) and GOP cosponsors filed a new bill to federally legalize and tax marijuana.

Mace’s home-state South Carolina Republican Party swiftly trashed her legalization bill, claiming it would cause “rising crime, violence and mental health issues in children.”

President Joe Biden signed a large-scale infrastructure bill that includes provisions aimed at letting researchers finally study the marijuana that consumers actually buy from dispensaries—instead of using only government-grown cannabis.

Deputy Solicitor General Eric Feigin argued before the Supreme Court that claims of religious exemptions to marijuana laws are “frivolous.”

Rep. Angie Craig (D-MN) tweeted, “We’ve legalized recreational cannabis use in nearly a third of the country, but the VA won’t agree to simply study the potential benefits on the mental and physical wellbeing of our veterans? THIS is reefer madness.”

Rep. Peter Meijer (R-MI) tweeted, “It is illogical that the VA is hamstrung from understanding either the benefits or risks of cannabis to treat veterans when many states have legalized medical marijuana. Our bill ensures that unnecessary hurdles are cleared so our veterans can receive the treatment they deserve.”

Arizona Republican congressional candidate Josh Barnett tweeted, “Now the deep state is blaming marijuana for all the cardiac arrests and heart attacks that young athletes are having. I got news for you! It’s not weed that’s causing it but I know what is.”

U.S. Virgin Islands Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. (D) and lawmakers spoke about a marijuana fact-finding tour they took to Colorado.

Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke, a former congressman, discussed his support for legalizing marijuana in his campaign announcement video.

South Dakota’s Senate president pro tempore spoke about the prospects for marijuana reform legislation.

An Oklahoma court will hear one marijuana activist’s legal challenge to other activists’ proposed legalization ballot initiative on December 14.
Sioux Falls, South Dakota officials have received 79 applications for medical cannabis dispensary licenses.

A study’s results pointed to the “possible role of cannabis in cancer pain management and its potential to reduce racial disparities. “

A study concluded that “THC-related biomarkers were not associated with impairment in regular cannabis users” and “are relatively poor indicators of cannabis-induced impairment.”


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