This Week in Cannabis News
North Dakota repolling legal cannabis consumption and possession for the first time since 2018. If voted in, North Dakota will legalize the possession of up to one ounce of cannabis, four grams of concentrate, and up to 500mg of edibles for adults. It would also bring framework for regulation of growers, retailers, and manufacturers, as well as legal at-home grow. If you’re from North Dakota, make sure you vote for Measure 2 on Tuesday Nov 8th!
A pair of congressmen filed a bill this last Wednesday with the intent to help small cannabis growers compete against the big boys once cannabis is federally legalized. Jared Huffman and Earl Blumenaeur present the “SHIP” act, designed to allow small growers direct sale to market without going through third-party distributors or retailers that would add additional spending.
Vermont just recently issued its first retail adult-use cannabis business license with an official store set to open by October 1st. Vermont’s State Cannabis Control Board gave retail recreational permits to two separate locations and are set to transition to open storefronts before the end of the year.
Thailand withdraws bill focused on Cannabis regulation in a vote of 198 to 136 in favor or further revision by the drafting committee. The bill which initially passed back in June is now set to potentially be reintroduced this November. Thailand plans to promote cannabis specifically for medical purposes and notes that the recent news in June has led to more recreational usage – usage that parliament is not entirely happy about.