Incarcerated Patients Have A Right To Use Medical Marijuana, New Mexico Judge Rules

Even guys in the joint have the right to enjoy a joint. So says a New Mexico state judge who recently ruled that correctional facilities cannot block an incarcerated patient’s access to medical marijuana. And a state senator is ready to sue any jail that violates the ruling. How things have changed! https://www.marijuanamoment.net/incarcerated-patients-have-a-right-to-use-medical-marijuana-new-mexico-judge-rules/

Study: Seniors Report Using Cannabis Products to Mitigate Symptoms Associated with Older Age

Fifteen percent of seniors say they have used cannabis products within the past three years, primarily for therapeutic purposes, according to data from a recent study published in the Journal of the American Geriatric Society. All the study’s participants were at least 65 years of age, and 73 percent were older than 75. https://norml.org/blog/2020/10/26/study-seniors-report-using-cannabis-products-to-mitigate-symptoms-associated-with-older-age/

South Dakota State Bar Says Lawyers Cannot Serve Cannabis Industry

The State Bar of South Dakota ethics committee says that attorneys in the state may not provide legal services to cannabis industry clients. This guidance comes after voters approved both medical and adult-use cannabis legalization in the state in November. The opinion cites the South Dakota Bar Rules of Professional Conduct which directs lawyers not to “counsel …

US Cannabis Sales Approach $18 Billion, Up 67% from 2019

Total US cannabis sales reached $17.9 billion in 2020. A whopping $7.2 billion or 67% increase over 2019. The main driver of this growth, according to Leafly, was a 25% to 40% increase in the average purchase. Covid-19 was not mentioned but it almost certainly had an impact on these numbers.  

Illinois Expunges Nearly Half a Million Cannabis Arrest Records 4 Years Ahead of Schedule

It is already a very happy new year for thousands of people in Illinois with cannabis related criminal records. Governor, J.B. Pritzker has issued close to 10,000 pardons for low-level cannabis convictions and the Illinois State Police has expunged nearly half a million non-felony cannabis-related arrest records. Way to go guv! https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-expunges-nearly-half-a-million-cannabis-arrest-records-4-years-ahead-of-schedule/2405818/

NBA Will Not Test Players For Marijuana This Season

The National Basketball Players Association and its player’s union have jointly agreed to suspend marijuana testing through the upcoming 2020-21 season. And, Michele Roberts, the executive director of the NBA players’ association, has opined that she is “absolutely confident” that by the time the league’s next Collective Bargaining Agreement is negotiated, testing for marijuana is “going to …

JAMAICA TO LAUNCH MANDATORY TRAVEL INSURANCE FOR VISITORS

Thinking about a ganja vacation in Jamaica but worried about getting covid while there? Will having additional insurance make you more likely to get on a plane? The Jamaican Tourism Board hopes so. To wit, the government has introduced an insurance program to cover emergency medical services for visitors stricken with COVID-19 and other illnesses. The …

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