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  • Jan 12, 2024
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What’s next for Stiiizy and More

In the days of the Armada, a fleet of warships, the scuttlebutt was the rumor or gossip that would spread throughout the ship. Today, Armada Law Corp presents The Scuttlebutt, a daily summery of news articles that people within the cannabis, hemp and plant medicine industries are chatting about along with links to the full articles.

In today’s news:

More California licensed cannabis labs approved to test flower

#californiacannabis – “Six more licensed California cannabis labs are now compliant with new state rules and allowed to resume testing flower and non-infused pre-rolls.

The Tuesday announcement by the state’s Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) comes only days after the agency said that less than one-third of the state’s 37 licensed cannabis testing labs began the new year allowed to test products in those two categories….”

Read More: https://mjbizdaily.com/more-california-licensed-marijuana-labs-approved-to-test-flower/

What’s next for Stiiizy?

#californiacannabis- “How the California Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) responds to the allegations against Stiiizy has ramifications for the company, but also for the agency, which many in the industry criticize for failing to control the illegal investigation and, if there’s fire, respond through publicized administrative action,” wrote Robert Finkle, managing attorney at Armada Law Group.

“At least if they are to maintain any credibility or the confidence of the public, or to have any hope of having a real impact on the thriving illicit market.””

Read More: https://www.weedweek.com/stories/whats-next-for-stiiizy/

Recalls issued for 2 cannabis products in California

#californiacannabis – “California regulators issued a mandatory recall for one cannabis product while a company in the state voluntarily asked for the return or disposal of one of its lines.

The Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) on Wednesday issued a mandatory recall for Gelato Orangeade hybrid cannabis flower distributed by Urban Therapies Distribution….”

Read More: https://mjbizdaily.com/recalls-issued-for-2-cannabis-products-in-california/

Green Rush? For One City, Green Busts Are Just as Lucrative.

#californiacannabis – “In the past three years, the City of El Monte has issued licenses to 11 marijuana businesses – retailers, distributors, and cultivators. Just four of them had opened by the end of FY 2023. According to the East Bay Times, they brought in $341,173 in the first year and $1,010,665 in the second. That’s a far cry from the approximate $3,500,000 per year that was initially expected.

City Manager Alma Martinez blames an oversaturated cannabis market and delayed business openings for the underwhelming numbers. Critics fault the city for the way it awards licenses.

The legal market may be producing less than officials had hoped, but the illegal market is becoming a cash cow. With the arm of law enforcement weakened by Prop 64, El Monte has been taking illicit growers to civil court….”

Read More: https://www.californiacitynews.org/2024/01/green-rush-one-city-green-busts-are-just-lucrative.html

Psychedelic Mushrooms Existed Millions of Years Before Humans, Largest-Ever Study Reveals

#psychedelics – “Scientists have completed the largest genomic study of magic mushrooms to date, laying the groundwork for new therapeutics and providing new tools for biotechnologists.

In a study published Tuesday in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from the US, UK and Mexico analyzed the genomes of more than 50 mushrooms from the Psilocybe genus—the group whose members almost all contain the psychedelic compounds psilocybin and psilocin….”

Read More: https://www.vice.com/en/article/pkawn9/psychedelic-mushrooms-existed-millions-of-years-before-humans-largest-ever-study-reveals

Monterey County Board of Supervisors approve changes to outdoor Commercial Cannabis regulations

#californiacannabis – “Monterey County Board of Supervisors approved some changes to the county’s outdoor commercial cannabis regulations on Tuesday.

By a 3-2 vote, the Board decided to remove the cultivation requirement for a site to have proof of grow prior to 2016….”

Read More: https://kion546.com/top-stories/2024/01/10/monterey-county-board-of-supervisors-approve-changes-to-outdoor-commercial-cannabis-regulations/

NO LINK FOUND BETWEEN MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION AND PSYCHOSIS CASES SPIKING

#cannabisresearch – “Dr. Kelly Anderson, principal investigator for the Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s Project Grant from 2021–2022, led the team of 14 researchers that authored the analysis titled Impact of Non-medical Cannabis Legalization With Market Restrictions on Health Service Use and Incident Cases of Psychotic Disorder in Ontario, Canada.

“There is concern that non-medical cannabis legalization in Canada may have population-level impacts on psychotic disorders,” the authors noted. “We sought to examine changes in health service use and incident cases of psychotic disorder following cannabis legalization, during a period of tight restrictions on retail stores and product types.””

Read More: https://www.laweekly.com/no-link-found-between-marijuana-legalization-and-psychosis-cases-spiking/

Fifth Michigan City Approves Local Psychedelics Decriminalization Resolution

#psychedelics – “Another Michigan city has approved a resolution to locally deprioritize enforcement of laws against psychedelic substances, while expressing support for a statewide bill to legalize certain etheogenic plants and fungi.

On Tuesday, the Ypsilanti City Council took testimony from supporters and passed the psychedelics measure in an unanimous 6-0 vote.

The whereas section states that psychedelics can “catalyze profound experiences of personal and spiritual growth, have been shown by scientific and clinical studies and traditional practices to be beneficial to the health and well-being of individuals and communities in addressing” conditions such as anxiety and post-traumatic stress…”

Read More: https://www.marijuanamoment.net/fifth-michigan-city-approves-local-psychedelics-decriminalization-resolution/