News Round-Up: Aug. 16th, 2021 (High There)

News Round-Up: Aug. 16th, 2021 (High There)

High There News Round-Up: Aug. 16th, 2021
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There can be a lot to keep track of when it comes to the fast-paced world of cannabis information and news. Our roundup has everything you might have missed from the last week and more.

Senate Approves $1T Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, Including Cannabis Research Expansions

“The proposal contains provisions that will allow cannabis scientists and researchers to use marijuana that is available to them in local dispensaries, rather than having to utilize only government-provided weed, which researchers have complained about for decades.” (Link: Yahoo Finance)

Mississippi Lawmakers Working To Replace Medical Marijuana Initiative

“Mississippi lawmakers are trying to reach consensus on a medical marijuana program after the state Supreme Court shot down one overwhelmingly passed by voters last year with ballot Initiative 65.

The state Supreme Court ruled in May that the medical marijuana initiative and the entire ballot initiative process is invalid.” (Link: Mississippi Today)

"Interstate Commerce in Cannabis" - New Legal Paper Challenges Interstate Cannabis Shipping Restrictions

“This Essay provides the first analysis of the constitutionality of state restrictions on interstate commerce in cannabis. It challenges the conventional wisdom that the federal ban on marijuana gives legalization states free rein to discriminate against outsiders in their local cannabis markets.” (Link: SSRN.com)

Canadian Court Awards Over $25k for Medical Cannabis Patient Following Vehicle Accident

“In total, the plaintiff was awarded $1,143,635 that included accounting for past and future loss earning capacity, loss of future domestic capacity, and cost of future care.” (Link: stratcann.com)

Over 270 Illlegal Cannabis Farms Shut Down in San Bernardino County Since Start of 2021

According to a report prepared for the board, more than 1,080 illegal cannabis farms operate in San Bernardino County, mostly in the desert. The report blames the boom in illegal farms on the “abundant” available desert land, climate and soil conditions ideal for growing cannabis and remote locations with few neighbors. (Link: SBSun.com)

"Cannabis Confusion: 10 Keys to Understanding the Science of Cannabinoids." (via Psychiatric Times)

“[…] cannabis should be regulated federally similar to tobacco products and alcohol. Both of these have significant risks, and both are tightly controlled. Ideally, the taxes imposed on federally regulated cannabis could help fund the extensive research needed to allow a more competent understanding of the complex combination of molecules that different strains of cannabis contain.” (Link: Psychiatric Times)

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