Weekly Cannabis Roundup March 12


by Lo

March 12, 2021 10:42 am ET

Jay Z’s cannabis brand Monogram launched an ad campaign that addresses some of the nation’s contradicting laws in states where cannabis is prohibited. Holyoke Community College is offering scholarships to its cannabis training courses, and Mexico is one step closer to cannabis legalization which puts the country in a position to become one of the leading markets in the international cannabis sector.

Video Transcript

Mexico just got one step closer to cannabis legalization

And a Massachusetts university is offering scholarships for cannabis training

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

Jay Z’s Cannabis Brand Launches Poignant Ad Campain

Jay Z’s new cannabis brand, Monogram, recently launched an ad campaign to address some of the nation’s most absurd but still functioning laws in states where cannabis is prohibited. 

These ads were rolled out on billboards and online stating things such as:

“You can marry your first cousin in more states than you can buy recreational weed”

“There’s a state in America where cannibalism is technically legal but cannabis isn’t”

“If you use a flamethrower to light a joint, you can be arrested in 17 states. But not for the flamethrower”

And our favorite: “The War on Drugs worked, if systemic racism was the goal” 

Jay Z said in a statement, “I created this campaign to amplify the voices of those who have been penalized for the very same thing that venture capitalists are now prospering from with the emerging legal cannabis market,” 

“Far too often we forget that these are real people whose everyday lives and futures have been affected by this outdated legislature.” 

This is a poignant yet brilliant campaign that highlights the hypocrisy and contradiction of cannabis laws in America. 

A Massachusett’s College Offers Scholarships for Cannabis Training

Next in news, 

Massachusetts’ Holyoke Community College is offering scholarships to its cannabis training program through its Cannabis Education Center

The program runs the end of this month for 2 days and costs $595 

but eligible students can have the costs waived. 

The scholarship is primarily aimed at students from areas that have been negatively impacted by the War on Drugs. 

Students who complete the program will be eligible to register for one of the college’s cannabis industry career tracks which include: culinary assistant, extraction technician, and patient services associate.

And in a growing industry, there’s no better time than now to learn these types of skills

To learn more an apply, please visit the university website. 

Mexico is One Step Closer to Cannabis Legalization

And last but not least

Mexico’s Lower House of Congress approved a draft bill this week that would decriminalize cannabis 

This brings the country a step closer to creating one of the world’s largest cannabis markets.

The bill would create the Mexican Institute for the Regulation and Control of Cannabis, which will oversee issuing business licenses

And would allow adults 18 years the ability to grow, carry or consume cannabis

Mexico’s President Lopez Obrador firmly believes that decriminalizing cannabis and other narcotics could help combat the country’s cartel issues

Stay tuned to see what’s next for Mexico

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