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Jersey City Police Union Sues Over Off-Duty Pot Policy and More

UFC Warns Fighters To Stop Using Marijuana ‘Immediately’ So They Aren’t Punished Under California Athletics Rules

#californiacannabis – “The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) might have removed marijuana from its banned substances list for professional fighters—but a California athletics commission says they could still face penalties under state rules for testing positive for THC over a certain limit ahead of an upcoming event.

UFC, which formally amended its cannabis drug testing policy last month, reportedly advised fighters that they could be subject to a $100 fine by the California State Athletic Commission if they test over 150 nanograms of THC per milliliter ahead of the UFC 298 event that is set to take place on February 17 in Anaheim….”

Read More: https://www.marijuanamoment.net/ufc-warns-fighters-to-stop-using-marijuana-immediately-so-they-arent-punished-under-california-athletics-rules/

Microdosing is more popular than ever. Here’s what you need to know

#psychedelics – “Once considered taboo, microdosing has made its way to the semi-mainstream.

Elon Musk recently reported that he microdoses ketamine for the treatment of depression, while Prince Harry said mushrooms and ayahuasca helped him through the grief of losing his mother.

It has also piqued the interest of physicians and researchers, as more evidence is emerging that microdosing can improve mental health. A recent study found psilocybin may help cancer patients with depression and anxiety….”

Read More: https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/health-wellness/2024/02/01/what-is-microdosing/72308818007/

Texas AG Launches Suits Against Marijuana Amnesty Cities

#cannabislawsuit – “Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has launched a series of lawsuits against five cities that have marijuana amnesty or nonprosecution policies, saying the municipalities, including Austin and Denton, were breaking state law by refusing to prosecute pot offenses.

The other cities named in the lawsuits — filed across several Texas state courts — include San Marcos, Killeen and Elgin, all of which have ordinances against prosecuting certain charges relating to cannabis. The Texas Attorney General’s Office said in a Wednesday press release announcing the suits that the municipalities’ policies directly violate a state law that bars cities and police departments from not fully enforcing state drug laws.

The lawsuits name several city officials in the five cities, including several mayors, city council members and police chiefs. Each lawsuit asks for temporary and permanent injunctions to get the different cities’ ordinances and policies repealed.

The cities’ laws run counter to the Texas Constitution, Paxton says, because they are inconsistent with laws enacted by the state legislature. In addition to repealing the ordinances, the attorney general’s office has asked multiple courts across the state to order the cities to enforce marijuana laws and bar punishment for employees who enforce the laws….”

(PAYWALL) Read more at: https://www.law360.com/cannabis/articles/1792873?nl_pk=c026adc7-13ab-4775-9087-934305712e66&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=cannabis&utm_content=2024-02-02&read_main=1&nlsidx=0&nlaidx=0?copied=1

Kentucky Lawmaker Files New Recreational Marijuana Legalization Bill

#cannabispolitics – “A Kentucky lawmaker this week filed a new bill to legalize recreational marijuana. The measure, aptly titled House Bill 420, was introduced on the floor of the Kentucky House of Representatives on Tuesday by state Democratic Rep. Rachel Roberts to the applause of her colleagues, according to a report from the Louisville Courier Journal. Fellow Democrats Rep. Lisa Willner and Rep. Keturah Herron have signed on as co-sponsors of the bill.

If passed by the Kentucky legislature and signed into law by Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear, HB 420 would legalize the possession and use of recreational cannabis by adults aged 21 and older. The measure would also regulate and tax commercial cannabis activities including the cultivation, processing, marketing and sale of recreational marijuana….”

Read More: https://www.forbes.com/sites/ajherrington/2024/02/01/kentucky-lawmaker-files-new-recreational-marijuana-legalization-bill/?sh=436719e93b4a