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Weekly Cannabis Roundup April 9

Lo

by Lo

April 9, 2021 11:21 am ET

New York officially legalized recreational cannabis use, and New Mexico is not far behind. More cannabis scholarships are available this summer so apply soon for a chance to win! And Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has declared that federal cannabis legalization will push forward with or without President Biden.


Video Transcript:

Following New York, New Mexico is the next state to legalize recreational cannabis 

And according to Chuck Schumer, Congress will move forward with federal cannabis legalization with or without President Biden.

This is Lo with Veriheal keeping you up to date with the latest in cannabis news 

New York and New Mexico Get Ready for Recreational Legalization

After years of delay, New York has finally legalized recreational cannabis 

Under the new laws, as much as 40% of cannabis tax revenue will be reinvested back into underserved communities that have been impacted by the War on Drugs 

According to the NY Times, the state is slated to become one of the largest markets in the nation 

and it’s one of few states where legalization is tied to racial and economic equity. 

And now, New Mexico is not far behind! 

Even though the governor has not signed legalization into law just yet, 

regulators have launched an official website that outlines the states impending cannabis policies. 

New Mexico’s Gov. Grisham is expected to make it official by signing the legislation once it reaches her desk. 

Apply to Win a Cannabis Scholarship

Next in news, 

Michigan’s Lake Superior University launched the nation’s first-ever cannabis-focused chemistry program back in 2019

And now the university is offering a scholarship especially for students pursuing this program!

Applicants are required to be sophomores or older and have at least a 3.0 with preferentials given to those who live in Wayne or Oakland counties

Veriheal has also opened its annual Innovation in Cannabis scholarship for any student pursuing cannabis studies

All majors and concentrations are eligible, and winners are chosen based on a 1,000+ word essay that explores how applicants can improve the cannabis industry.

Be sure to check us out and apply by the July 30th deadline for a shot at winning our Veriheal scholarship

Federal Cannabis Legalization Will Move Forward With or Without President Biden

And lastly,

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer declares that congress will push forward with federal cannabis legalization despite a very hesitant President Biden

He was quoted saying, 

“I am personally for legalization. And the bill that we’ll be introducing is headed in that direction,”

According to Press Secretary Psaki, Biden is currently a proponent of decriminalization, but he has not expanded his stance on a broader scale that would include legalization. 

Schumer is hopeful that the President’s current opinion will evolve with proper education.

After all, Schumer was initially opposed to cannabis legalization until he paid a visit to Denver and spoke with locals about how legalization has helped the state of Colorado.

Schumer stated, “I want to make my arguments to him (Biden)… But at some point, we’re going to move forward.” 

 

So go ahead and like this video and give us a follow at Veriheal to stay up to date with the latest in cannabis news. 

Thanks for watching! 

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