U.S. House Passes Cannabis Research Bill, New Jersey Lawmakers Reach Deal on Adult-Use Legislation: Week in Review

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<![CDATA[This week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed HR 3797: The Medical Marijuana Research Act, which facilitates clinical cannabis research by establishing a process so that authorized scientists may access flowers and other products manufactured in accordance with state-approved marijuana programs. Elsewhere, in New Jersey, lawmakers agreed on legislation to implement the state’s adult-use cannabis program, with a vote expected later this month.Here, we’ve rounded up the 10 headlines you need to know before this week is over.Federal: Members of the U.S. House of Representatives voted Dec. 9 in favor of HR 3797: The Medical Marijuana Research Act, which facilitates clinical cannabis research by establishing a process so that authorized scientists may access flowers and other products manufactured in accordance with state-approved marijuana programs. It also ends the decades-long monopoly on the cultivation of cannabis for FDA-approved research by requiring federal agencies to license multiple manufacturers in addition to the University of Mississippi. Read moreNew Jersey: New Jersey lawmakers have reached a deal on legislation to implement an adult-use cannabis program in the state. The Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to take up the bill on Dec. 14, the news outlet reported, and the legislation will go before the full Senate for a vote on Dec. 17. Read moreNebraska: Sen. Anna Wishart is working on language to legalize adult-use cannabis that will be added to a medical cannabis legalization initiative that is planned for the state’s 2022 ballot. “In light of the successful ballot measures in South Dakota and yesterday’s vote in the House of Representatives, our team is drafting a ballot initiative to legalize cannabis for adult use,” Wishart wrote in a Dec. 5 Facebook post. Read moreCalifornia: The Humboldt Community Business Development Center (HCBDC) has partnered with the California Center for Rural Policy at Humboldt State University and…

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