Lisa’s December 2022 Updates, Cannabinoids / Marijuana / Psychedelics

Here’s Lisa’s, as always, superb round up for the last 30 days.

Friends,

I hope everyone had an amazing New Year.  It is going to be a great one!  Especially for Texas…

I’ve started doing podcasts for the American Bar Association Cannabis Law & Policy Committee.  Here are a couple:

Litigating the Controlled Substances and Right to Try Acts with Matt Zorn

https://players.brightcove.net/1866680404001/default_default/index.html?videoId=6317879942112

Patenting Illegal Plants and Processes with Dr. Jayashree Mitra:  

https://players.brightcove.net/1866680404001/mgE0LY1p8_default/index.html?videoId=6313247728112

 

 

The ABA is holding a Business Litigation Conference at the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans on February 1, with sessions on cannabis employment and insurance issues – come enjoy Mardi Gras!  

 https://lnkd.in/gPx4Jrnp

 

I was interviewed by MJBiz Magazine on Mississippi marijuana (p. 42):  

https://mjbizdaily.com/digital-issues/january-2023/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=MJD_20230103_MAG_January_Issue

 

 

And now… Onto last years’ news!

CANNABIS

Hemp/Cannabinoids

The year in FDA warning letters:  https://tinyurl.com/yfmvrcsn

Summary of recent FDA warning letters:  https://tinyurl.com/3ubck3w5

FDA and Minnesota Board of Pharmacy take action against delta 8 manufacturer:   https://tinyurl.com/4vuem77n

USDA again postponing DEA lab requirement another year due to lack of facilities:  https://tinyurl.com/23pwabvz

Attorney Rod Kight on whether delta8 is legal internationally:  https://tinyurl.com/ye25t327

Canadian companies pause delta 8 production due to health concerns:  https://tinyurl.com/47a7338m

Congressional Research Service on Issues for 2023 Farm Bill:  https://tinyurl.com/mtrxm8kp

USDA gives grants to grow hemp for fiber and climate reasons:  https://tinyurl.com/3wtw2u9a 

FDA to announce CBD regulations soon??   https://tinyurl.com/3jsppcvz

Google announces trial program to allow advertising of some CBD products: https://tinyurl.com/4bnkh2rs

Dallas Observer on smokable hemp:  https://tinyurl.com/bdf9fk3t

Panda biotech given another extension:  https://tinyurl.com/2jhmajur

Texas A&M receives $3.74M for 3D printed hempcrete buildings:  https://tinyurl.com/52stjd2m

US Dept of Energy supporting hemp building products:  https://tinyurl.com/2te5a2dy

Treatment with Cannabidiol Results in an Antioxidant and Cardioprotective Effect in Several Pathophysiologies:  https://www.eurekaselect.com/article/123554

USDA grants $5M to Tennessee State University to study sustainable fiber research:  https://tinyurl.com/cu2trkyv

Evaluating the impact of cannabinoids on sleep health and pain in patients with chronic neuropathic pain: https://tinyurl.com/3aymn97e

Marijuana

Texas cannabis opening up:  https://tinyurl.com/2p8pwsvx

San Marcos District Attorney requests legal opinion from Attorney General Paxton on legality of local decriminalization measure [this will be certain to yield a negative result]:  https://tinyurl.com/4x6xtvu2

Texas State University updating marijuana policies in light of local decriminalization ordinance:  https://tinyurl.com/yuk7brbx

Ground Game Texas working on Texas cities not wanting to implement local marijuana decriminalization:  https://tinyurl.com/5hbwsat6

San Antonio working on local decriminalization ordinance:  https://tinyurl.com/yemn4j9v; https://tinyurl.com/42k2jz22

4 in 5 Texans support marijuana reform:  https://tinyurl.com/4ny2hstw

Mississippi:  Lots more patients signing up:  https://tinyurl.com/2skbymvf

Mississippi cannabis law Dickens style:  https://tinyurl.com/mvuzc8pe

Florida opening Marijuana Treatment Center licenses which allow unlimited growing, processing, and retail:  https://tinyurl.com/ynhpkc9uhttps://tinyurl.com/2bmhjtus

Louisiana task force formed on workplace protections:  https://tinyurl.com/w66uhfkn; https://tinyurl.com/4u86atpm

Louisiana awards 10th pharmacy (dispensary) license:  https://tinyurl.com/mvzsyn3

Alabama sees surge of applications before deadline:  https://tinyurl.com/57h296w5

Alabama licensing:  https://tinyurl.com/372v85pc

Georgia Appeals court hearing lawsuit over allegedly corrupt licensing process [is there any other kind?]:  https://tinyurl.com/mrsv3w2r

Georgia announces proposed regulations:  https://tinyurl.com/kzbh3xrz

Murder suspect demanded $300,000 from Chinese Oklahoma marijuana farm workers before killing 4 of them:  https://tinyurl.com/2vt2z2ku

Wall Street Journal says Oklahoma is top source of illegal marijuana:  https://tinyurl.com/3whwducv

Massachusetts adding cannabis to Driver’s Ed:  https://share.newsbreak.com/2jod2nxd  

California cannabis company fined $128M for illegally manufacturing gummies in unlicensed facility: https://tinyurl.com/24c3nvh5

California implements protections for insurance carriers serving cannabis businesses:  https://tinyurl.com/2pn77h4s

New York Times on scary test results from New York’s illegal dispensaries:  https://tinyurl.com/2s3fsbak

SAFE Act was removed from Defense Spending Bill:  https://tinyurl.com/mwwk2xuk; https://tinyurl.com/vzwefuu7; https://tinyurl.com/3edac3m7

Read US DOJ’s opposition to SAFE Act:  https://tinyurl.com/3w25uer7

The Hill on the political sparring over SAFE Act: https://tinyurl.com/yanawnf7

Marijuana Moment on SAFE Act failure:  https://tinyurl.com/zh79ch8s

Banks cracking down on cashless ATM dispensary purchases:  https://tinyurl.com/53yekf39

Discussion of whether marijuana smoke causes more damage than cigarette smoking:  https://tinyurl.com/356ruzmt

Scratch and sniff stickers for marijuana strain packages:  https://share.newsbreak.com/2h8gkyqf

Snoop forced to change his cereal name from Snoop Loopz:  https://tinyurl.com/4m5vv5dz

Snoop introduces Death Row cannabis:  https://tinyurl.com/yfk6k2fv

Class action lawsuits against marijuana makers over THC levels:  https://tinyurl.com/2t3ukrmz

Study on cannabis & headaches:  https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34511153/

Why hasn’t legal marijuana eradicated the illicit market?  https://tinyurl.com/2hp7tb5y

Hebrew University offering cannabis courses for medical professionals:  https://tinyurl.com/yehwrvf7

NORML’s top ten list of marijuana events in 2022:  https://tinyurl.com/28czvn3c

Cannabis screenings performed before surgery due to interference with anesthesia [and I thought my doctor was onto me!]:  https://tinyurl.com/52y5ydf7

LinkedIn is cannabis heaven:  https://tinyurl.com/keyym7wr

Leafly’s 40 2023 predictions:  https://tinyurl.com/52uf9kxk

Year in marijuana:  https://tinyurl.com/23m3ju8x

Funny Elon Onion twitter post re: drug war:  https://tinyurl.com/3rm32ymb

Forbes’ favorite marijuana stories of the year:  https://tinyurl.com/4rzkhwr3

Failed marijuana reform is Schumer’s fault:  https://tinyurl.com/22u5teu6

Stats on patients per condition; patients in restricted states not getting care:  https://tinyurl.com/yc8k8rwv

Backlash in recently legalized states:  https://tinyurl.com/3wfxky8v

Congress researchers urges resolution of conflicting state and federal marijuana laws:  https://tinyurl.com/5bvh537n

PSYCHEDELICS

Physicians Weekly goes through psychedelics legalization status, with prediction of complete legalization between 2034-37: https://tinyurl.com/tz5xmpyt

Psilocybin legal in Colorado:  https://tinyurl.com/33ybr5p9

Psychedelics for bi-polar disorder:  https://tinyurl.com/28tfknkw

Autistic mice microdosing psilocybin showed cognitive improvement:  https://tinyurl.com/bdfcwrnf

Fortune Magazine on Atai Life Sciences, German biopharmaceutical company:  https://tinyurl.com/2s4ce2dk

Newsweek on microdosing:  https://tinyurl.com/wt42rc8y

Great rundown on psychedelics by Dr. Peter Grinspoon [follow him on LinkedIn!]: https://tinyurl.com/2kwpjndt

Paper by indigenous people on ethical principles of traditional Indigenous medicine to guide western psychedelic research and practice:  https://tinyurl.com/yckyzuxx

Good selection of psychedelics articles in 2022:    https://tinyurl.com/7c9ry6ku

Psychedelics business industry year in review:  https://tinyurl.com/ka9aybw

The year of the shroom:  https://tinyurl.com/c3xbuak4

History of shrooms:  https://tinyurl.com/54v5cc68

The case for psychedelic Santa:  https://tinyurl.com/yc36e2md

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