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Cannabis Regulatory Update: Californians Will Soon Be Able To Buy Weed At Farmers’ Markets, New Legalization Efforts In MO, SD & TX

Missouri Veterans Commission Receives $5 Million From Medical Cannabis Program,

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services recently announced that it is awarding some $5 million to the Missouri Veterans Commission (MVC).

The move represents the third transfer of funds to the organization, according to a Press release. Currently, the the fund of the organization totals $13,978,820.

“We are pleased to see that veterans served by MVC continue to benefit from these contributions,” Lyndall Frackerdirector of the Medical Marijuana Regulatory Section with DHSS said earlier this month.

Missouri residents can purchase cannabis at more than 180 dispensaries, which is a 20% increase from last fall, Fraker added.

“MVC will use these new funds to increase support for Missouri veterans and veteran operations at seven facilities across the state,” said Paul Kirchoff, executive director of the Missouri Veterans Commission.

Another scheduled transfer is scheduled for this fall.

Sacramento offered a win-win solution for affordable housing and broken down producers

the Sacramento, California homeowner who gets arrested for running an illegal marijuana operation now has the option to donate the home to Habitat for Humanity, instead of paying penalties.

The program, Justice for the neighbors and overseen by the Sacramento City Attorney’s Office, was launched in 2006. Its goal is to target what they call “major physical and criminal nuisances that degrade the quality of life in city neighborhoods.”

In the programthe the house is redesigned and offered to a family in need who can purchase the property with a 30-year fixed rate mortgage at 0% interest, KRCA 3 writing.

“Strip everything down to the poles and then from there we rebuild,” said Leah Miller, President and CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento. “We are going to redo the facing; we are going to install a new installation, new electrical installations, new drywall. Everything here is going to be brand new.

So far, both houses have gone through the renovation process while the third house in South Sacramento is currently under reconstruction.

“This program is a great example of how the city is thinking outside the box,” said Emilio Camacho, Deputy Chief Prosecutor for the City of Sacramento.

Bill to allow sale of cannabis products at California farmers’ markets moves through Legislature, House of Assembly next stop

A proposal a bill that will allow California cannabis producers to sell their cannabis products at licensed events, such as farmers markets, was introduced in the state assembly last week, reported Eater LA.

Assembly Bill 2691, sponsored by Assm. Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa) was approved by the Assembly Business and Professions Committee in April.

He has passed the Assembly Appropriations Committee and proceeded to the Assembly Hall and then the Senate before reaching Governor Gavin Newsom’s office.

Under the measure, cannabis cultivators will be allowed to sell at eight farmers’ markets a year, if, of course, they meet all the conditions, such as a state cultivation license and a valid local license, and a allowed, to name a few.

South Dakotans to decide on ballot this fall legalizing recreational cannabis

South Dakota Secretary of State Added Initiated Measure 27 to List of Ballot Questions for November 2022 Election Wednesday, offering voters a new chance to weigh in on the legal status of recreational marijuana, reported KELOLAND.

Representatives of South Dakotans for Better Marijuana Laws (SDBML) confirmed earlier this month that they have collected the number of signatures needed to submit the measure to voters this fall.

“We are very happy to have qualified for the ballot and we are extremely grateful to all those who signed our petitions, our volunteers, our staff and our supporters,” said the director of the SDBML. Matthew Schweich mentioned. “We look forward to being on the ballot in November and are confident that we can win again and restore the will of the people of South Dakota.”

The SDBML proposes to legalize the personal use, possession and cultivation of cannabis for adults 21 years and older. Unlike 2020, when the organization proposed an amendment to the Constitution, the organization uses an insider measure. In order to qualify the measure for the ballot, they must collect 17,000 signatures from registered voters.

Texas Cannabis Activists Score Another Victory

Cannabis activists in Texas said on Wednesday that they had collected enough signatures to qualify a cannabis decriminalization initiative for the November local ballot in Killeen.

The move follows Texas Ground GameAustin’s latest successful effort – a decriminalization bill that Austin voters approved earlier this month.

For Killeen, political director of Ground Game Texas Mike Siegel Told Marijuana When the campaign had collected more than 2,400 signatures and 1,400 have already been pre-verified.

In a rapidly growing and thriving community like Killeen, there is no excuse for the continued surveillance and incarceration of community members for marijuana use,” said Julie Oliver, executive director of Ground Game Texas in a Press release. “On the heels of voters who endorsed our similar initiative in Austin last week, we are proud to give voters in Killeen the same opportunity to end enforcement of marijuana offenses, which disproportionately harms to various communities like Killeen.”

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