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News Roll Up: Vermont Expungement Rules Go Into Effect + NH High Court Rules on Psychedelics + Killer Mike Pushes Biden on Weed

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Heady Vermont Staff 4 Jan 2021

“I’m excited to see what it will look like on the East Coast when cannabis is finally accepted into our culture, and people who use it are treated like the law-abiding citizens they are in terms of their employment, their housing, and their general right to live freely… I think that’s coming.”

 Shaleen Title, outgoing Massachusetts Cananbis Control Commissioner

 Welcome To The Weekly Roll Up
A Compendium of The Week’s Cannabis News

Vermont

What You Need To Know This Week: Expungement Rules Now In Effect, VT Legislature Gets Back To Work, COVID Gathering Ban Back On

Illinois Expunges Nearly Half A Million Cannabis Arrests – Four Years Ahead Of Schedule

New Hampshire Supreme Court Supports Freedom for Psychedelic Use in Religious Ceremonies

Heady Launches Free Webinars To Promote Participation in VT’s Legal Cannabis Industry

📅  RSVP Now: Petitioning Your Selectboard For A Cannabis Retail Opt-In Vote
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Regional

Maine

Massachusetts

New Hampshire

NH Supreme Court Upholds Religious Freedom To Use Psychedelic Mushrooms

New York

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National

2020 In Review

Cannabis Goes From Stigmatized to Essential: 2020 in Review

2020 Year in Review: NORML’s Top Ten Events in Marijuana

Marijuana Sales Data Reveal Americans Bought 67% More Weed to Survive 2020

20 charts that illustrate the 2020 marijuana market

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Advocacy

Animals

Arts/Entertainment

Killer Mike says Black people deserve a “big stake” in the cannabis industry

Banking

Business

Multi-State Marijuana Regulators Association Expands And Sets Policy Priorities

What Industries are Set to Boom with the Increased Legalisation of Cannabis

CBD & Hemp

Legal Hemp, Notably CBD, Generates Astonishing Revenues. So Why Is The Industry Struggling So Hard?

HIA: Higher THC limit a ‘prerequisite’ for hemp industry stability

US hemp industry continues to face problems of oversupply, murky regulation

Coronavirus/COVID-19

Culture

Education

Congressional Package Repeals Ban on Student Aid to Those With Past Drug Convictions

Federal

Growing and Making

Health and Wellness

Hypocrisy, Prevarication, and Outright Lies

Legalization

How state marijuana legalization became a boon for corruption

These States Are The Most Likely To Legalize Marijuana In 2021

Pot Advocates Raise Alarm Over Social Equity Problem In House-Passed Legalization Bill

Podcasts

Politics

Marijuana banking excluded from $900 billion coronavirus relief package

Congressional Democrats Tout Marijuana Legalization Vote as Key Civil Rights Win in 2020

Congressional Funding Bill Restores Financial Aid For Students With Drug Convictions, Other Pot Provisions

Psychedelics

2020: A Year In Review For The Psychedelic Renaissance

Best Music Playlists For Psychedelic Therapy Are Explored In New Johns Hopkins Study

Social Justice

So, You’ve OK’d Shrooms and Defunded the Police. Now What?

Killer Mike Challenges Joe Biden To Adopt Bernie Sanders’s Legalization Plan

Celebrities, cash and questions: A new force roils the cannabis prisoner-release movement

Sports

Studies and Surveys

⭐ Just one psychedelic experience may help reduce racial injustice-related trauma

  • A study found that “cannabinoids can enhance the regenerative capacity of two major sources of stem cells.
  • study found that cannabis oil extract “possesses remarkable in vivo and in vitro anti-inflammatory activities.”
  • A study found that Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinolic acid “markedly alleviates liver fibrosis and inflammation in mice.”
  • A study found that “chronic cannabis use can significantly dampen stress reactivity in female rats.”
  • A review demonstrated “potential therapeutic benefit with minimal physical and neurocognitive risk for the use of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy in [treatment-resistant] PTSD.”

Women

⭐ Boston Globe: Q&A with outgoing cannabis commissioner Shaleen Title

Radha Blank Explores Art, Racism, Midlife Crisis and More in ‘The Forty-Year-Old Version’

Cannabis Butter Decarboxylation Decarb Magical Butter Machine Discount

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