MORE OR LESS
MORE Act passes in House
As expected, last week the MORE Act once again passed in the US House of Representatives by a slim 220 to 204 margin, reports Forbes. But it’s also expected to be an uphill battle in the Senate.
Interestingly, just three Republicans voted in favour of the bill:
- Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida, Rep. Brian Mast of Florida, Rep. Tom McClintock of California
- Five Republicans voted for the 2020 version of the bill
Two Democrats voted against it:
- Rep. Henry Cuellar of Texas
- Rep. Chris Pappas of New Hampshire, who wanted his amendment regarding violent felons and fentanyl traffickers, to be debated
“”I support decriminalizing marijuana,” said Pappas. “I am disappointed that the full House was not given a chance to support the bipartisan amendment I submitted to address these issues, including explicitly preventing violent felons, organized crime leadership, or anyone who has been found guilty of trafficking fentanyl from being let out of prison or having their federal records expunged.”
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LAND OF ENCHANTMENT INDEED
Texans expected to take advantage of New Mexico cannabis sales
Adult-use cannabis sales kicked off in New Mexico on Friday, and some entrepreneurs in the state are banking on traffic coming from their neighbors in Texas, where cannabis legalization hasn’t made much progress, reports Associated Press.
About 30 businesses have applied for licenses in Sunland Park, which has a population of 17,000, for example. El Paso, Texas, is close by however, and so is Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.
But Texans are being warned to not bring cannabis products home with them, where they face penalties such as two years in prison and a $10,000 fine for possessing cannabis concentrates – even though Gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rouke says “…Republicans like to get high just as much as Democrats…”
EASIER TO SELL CANNABIS
Sales amendment applications for processors no longer needed by Health Canada
Good news for Canadian cannabis processing license holders: As of April 19, Health Canada will no longer require a sales amendment application in order to sell products, reports Mugglehead.
“The change will reduce regulatory burden on license holders and give new license holders the ability to bring products to market more quickly,” says the notice. No kidding! “Health Canada will continue to provide oversight using a risk-based approach.”
Join us this week as the team from CannDelta to unpack what this all means.