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A cannabis trade group pushes for social equity at the Capitol. How a marijuana conviction could be classified as "violent." Maine finally has a plan for commercial cannabis sales. Also: A wheelchair-bound medical marijuana patient in Canada was forced into homelessness when his apartment evicted him over cannabis.
Funding falls short for social equity in both Massachusetts and L.A. New Jersey's Senate president rejects a decriminalization proposal. A look behind the controversy that led the Open Cannabis Project to shut down. Also: Idaho lawmakers team up to advocate for hemp transporters being charged with drug trafficking.
Cannabis policy reform gains legitimacy at the Capitol. Racial disparities in marijuana arrests got worse in Washington after legalization. Massachusetts considers a fund to help equity applicants start their businesses. Also: After three months of deliberations, Facebook decides against changing its policy for marijuana companies.
The former FDA chief talks about how the agency can get around CBD regulatory issues. Colorado's highest court rules that marijuana-sniffing police dogs can't be used to justify a search. The NFL and the players' union agreed to look into medical cannabis. Also: A new study found that CBD could help those struggling with heroin use disorder.
Criminal justice and social equity are complicating legalization efforts among Democrats. Washington wrestles with CBD regulations as the industry struggles amid regulatory confusion. After legalization efforts stalled, New Jersey considers decriminalization and record expungement. Also: Two more former U.S. lawmakers get into the business of cannabis.