Some edibles are now legal in Minnesota but some legislators didn’t understand the law
Cannabis edibles with up to 5 mg of THC are now legal in Minnesota, per the Washington Post. But at least one Republican legislator said he voted to pass the law last May without fully understanding its implications.
Republican Sen. Jim Abeler reportedly said that when he voted for it, he thought the law only legalized hemp-derived delta-8 THC. But the law also legalized delta-9 THC products, which are not yet legal in the state. And Republican Sen. Michelle Benson said she lamented that Minnesota’s pharmacy board had flagged the impact of the law, but did not say Republicans hadn’t understood the legislation.
“I have no doubt he understood and read the intent and what we were aiming to do with this legislation,” she said in an email.
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Some want mental health warnings on California cannabis products
Cannabis companies may be asked to include mental health warnings on products in California if new legislation is passed, reports KHN.
The Cannabis Right to Know Act, sponsored by the non-profit Public Health Institute, would apply nicotine product labeling standards to cannabis. It would also ask require retailers to warn shoppers about THC—particularly concentrated THC products—and health risks to youth, drivers and people who are pregnant.
According to state hospital records, emergency room visits for cannabis-induced psychosis increased by 54% since 2016, when California legalized adult-use cannabis.
Tilray updates benefits to include abortion for US workers
Irwin Simon, the CEO of New York-based Tilray, announced that the company would update its health benefits to support employees with the costs associated with getting an abortion, reports BNN Bloomberg.
The announcement was made following the news that the US Supreme Court had overturned Roe v. Wade, which federally protected access to abortions.
“Considering the recent US Supreme Court’s ruling, we are updating our health care benefits for all Tilray US employees to include transportation expenses for employees and their covered family members to receive access to the reproductive care they need and choose,” Simon tweeted.
Cannabis Europa explored the investment opportunity in Europe.
Cannabis Europa was back in London last week and took an in depth look at the European market and the opportunities for helping patients and investment, as per BusinessCann.
Prohibition Partners CEO, Stephen Murphy, kicked off the two day event saying that in an economic and political climate where ‘we all need reasons to be optimistic’, he believed the ‘European cannabis industry gives us that hope that things are, and can get better’.
You can catch up on both days of content on Cannabis Europa’s YouTube.