Weekly Cannabis Roundup January 29


by Lo

January 29, 2021 12:32 pm ET Estimated Read Time: 3 Minutes

Arizona has officially begun selling recreational products in a record-breaking short amount of time since legalizing them. Senate Majority Leader, Chuck Schumer has emphasized that cannabis reform is a top priority. And California has banned cannabis advertising on its interstates in an effort to shield children and teens from exposure.

Video Transcript

Recreational cannabis sales are now live in Arizona 

And California is banning cannabis billboards on its interstate highways 

This is Lo with Veriheal 

Keeping you up to date with the latest in cannabis news

Arizona Begins Recreational Sales

Arizona officially began recreational cannabis sales this last week

Setting a record for the quickest state to go from vote approval just this past November to a functioning program as of January this year. 

As of right now, only Curaleaf, Harvest Health, The Mint, and Territory dispensaries are open for adult-use products but several more are expected to open in the near future. 

Chuck Schumer Says Cannabis Reform is a Top Priority

Next in news, 

Senate Majority Leader, Chuck Schumer stated that cannabis reform is going to be a top priority when legislative sessions begin

He emphasized that it will be included in the agenda for racial justice and that cannabis is a huge topic that encompasses both racial and economic issues

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The senator was quoted saying

“I’m a big fighter for racial justice, and marijuana laws have been one of the biggest examples of racial injustice, and so to change them makes sense. It fits in with the movement now to bring equality. Our bill is, in a certain sense, at the nexus of racial justice, individual freedom and states’ rights.”

California Bans Cannabis Billboards

And lastly, 

The California Bureau of Cannabis Control has mandated the removal of cannabis billboards on interstate highways and within 15 miles of the state border.

Back in November, attorneys filed a public interest lawsuit on behalf of a parent who believed the billboards were unlawfully exposing his children to cannabis, 

This is a violation of Proposition 64, California’s Adult Use Marijuana Act. 

This ban is similar to the one that prohibits tobacco advertisements in an effort to protect children and teens

In its notice, the bureau announced that no new billboards are allowed on any highways that cross the state borders 

And any existing billboards must be taken down. 

About 35 of California’s highways will be impacted by the ruling

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