New York Bill Seeks To Put End To Illegal Weed Sales
The New York state Assemblywoman Amy Paulin introduced a new piece of legislation to address the issue of the illegal sale of cannabis within the state, according to The Examiner News.
Under Paulin's new bill, businesses selling cannabis without a license would face a civil penalty of at least $500 for the first violation, $5,000 for a second violation and the potential seizure of their business for a third violation.
Paulin said that to ensure the legitimacy of the adult-use cannabis industry, we need to penalize bad actors the same way as we do for other legitimate industries in our state that operate without a required license.
New York became the 15th state to legalize recreational cannabis in March 2021, and since then illicit sales of weed and edibles have flourished in NYC. Stores selling a product or service to consumers and then giving them cannabis as a gift have become a thing in the Big Apple.
According to a recent study conducted by the New York Medical Cannabis Industry Association in conjunction with the NJ Cannabis Trade Association and Connecticut Medical Cannabis Council, nearly half of all illegal cannabis products sold in NYC are tainted with pesticides, salmonella, heavy metals, etc.
More than 2 tons of cannabis resin was seized in Morocco shortly after a group of people were arrested by Spanish police for smuggled cannabis camouflaged as aid for Ukraine.
Five suspects were arrested on Tuesday by the country's security service for being part of an international drug traffickers ring, according to Morocco World News.
The police seized 55 packs of cannabis in total. The investigators are looking for potential accomplices.
The first permits were issued by the Moroccan authorities for the use of cannabis in industry and medicine and for export in October. Farming cooperatives in the northern mountain areas of Chefchaouen, Taounat and Al Houceima will be allowed to grow cannabis.
On Tuesday, Ohio lawmakers heard about marijuana reform via two bills backed by Democrats and Republicans. According to a local NBC outlet, both were sent to the House Finance Committee for a review. Both measures aim to tax and regulate recreational marijuana use for adults 21 and older.
The measure would be put before the voters on the November 2023 ballot at the earliest, even though the legalization measure would not be put before the voters at the earliest.
Nearly half of states have recreational programs, and a majority of them have medical programs. A citizen-initiated statute is most likely going to come to the ballot in Ohio next November, according to Rep. Casey Weinstein D, one of the sponsors of HB 382. We have the opportunity to craft a program that works for our entire state rather than wait, because we have the opportunity to take legislative action now. Ohio is ready for this, and if we don't act now, we'll be left behind. Philippine lawmakers held a hearing on Senate Bill SB No. According to Inquirer, 230, or the proposed Medical Cannabis Compassionate Access Act of the Philippines, was on Wednesday.
Donnabel Trias-Cunanan, president of Cannahopefuls Inc., told members of the Senate committee on health and demography that the bill from Sen. Robinhood Padilla is intended to allow the safe purchase of marijuana-based products for those with epilepsy and cerebral palsy.
Cunanan said that they believe that this law would give us legal access to affordable medicine not only for the poor but also for the rich. It would give us safe access, where we would not be arrested or jailed because we just want to get medicine good for our children, safe from pesticides and insecticides that can harm our children.