Former anti-legalization Trump official joins cannabis board (Newsletter: August 10, 2021)


NE medical marijuana ballot measures; Study: Cannabis sales spiked during COVID; Federal hemp memo spooks industry Subscribe to receive Marijuana Moment’s newsletter in your inbox every weekday morning. It’s the best way to make sure you know which cannabis stories are shaping the day. (function() { window.mc4wp = window.mc4wp || { listeners: [], forms: { on: function(evt, cb) { window.mc4wp.listeners.push( { event : evt, callback: cb } ); } } } })(); Email address: Leave this field empty if you’re human: Your support makes Marijuana Moment possible… Your good deed for the day: donate to an independent publisher like Marijuana Moment and ensure that as many voters as possible have access to the most in-depth cannabis reporting out there. Support our work at / TOP THINGS TO KNOW Former Health and Human Services Sec. Tom Price—who did not use his power to initiate a process to reschedule cannabis during the Trump administration and who voted against marijuana amendments as a member of Congress—is now on the board of a company that just won a Georgia medical cannabis license, according to documents obtained by Marijuana Moment. Nebraska medical marijuana advocates unveiled a new strategy that involves putting two separate initiatives on the 2022 ballot to get around the single subject rule that doomed their 2020 effort. A new study shows how legal marijuana sales hit record highs in multiple states during COVID-19, speculating that the addition of curbside pickup and other measures “to promote social distancing during the pandemic may have increased the convenience or ease of purchasing cannabis for certain customers” and that “individuals may have initiated or increased cannabis use to cope with stressors brought on by the pandemic.” A recent memo from the federal Farm Credit Administration on financing for hemp businesses has the industry concerned it could…

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