Sunday Weed: Weekly Digest, Number One Hundred Ten
The days grow longer and life gets its color back. To cheer you up and bring spring a little bit closer, we gathered fresh news and articles about cannabis. Enjoy your read!
1. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Spoke Out On Weed Legalization and Racial Justice in Congressional Hearings
In an exchange that went viral, AOC argued that legal pot should be paired with affirmative action for communities decimated by the War on Drugs.
Cannabis is rapidly becoming a global financial concern as nations ranging from the U.S. to Canada to Colombia to Israel — to name just a few — are actively discussing how to best partner up and get in on this economic juggernaut. Those imminent marijuana enterprises worldwide will soon create the industry’s global supply chains, lower costs, and potentially lead to scientific research for the plant as medicine.
Cannabis producer Canopy Growth rallied Friday after it reported third-quarter revenue rose 282 percent over the last year in what represented one of Wall Street’s first looks into the legal recreational marijuana market in Canada.
No matter how you phrase it, Californians are increasingly convinced that the tech industry needs government intervention.
That’s because there’s a bottleneck in the legal weed supply chain, analysts say.
On Friday, US senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) introduced legislation to legalize marijuana at the federal level—a bill called SR 420, of course. Thirty-three states and the District of Columbia have so far expanded access to weed in some form. But with federal law lagging behind, the states have landed in a tangle of rules that are at times contradictory, self-defeating, and lacking in scientific support.
A new Harvard study is sending conventional wisdom about sperm counts and weed up in smoke.
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