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News Round-Up: Nov. 29th, 2021

News Round-Up: Nov. 29th, 2021

News Round-Up | Nov. 29th, 2021 | High There
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New York arrests for cannabis possession down to triple-digit numbers, South Dakota governor successfully kills voter-passed cannabis legalization amendment, and a deep-fried cannabis pizza…?

There can be a lot to keep track of when it comes to the fast-paced world of cannabis information and news. Our roundup has everything you might have missed from the last week and more.

The Uber Eats logo, by Uber Eats, via Uber Eats

Ontario: Uber Eats Begins Testing Cannabis Delivery

Despite the sale of cannabis for recreational use becoming legal in Canada three years ago, illegal producers still control a large share of sales. […] Uber said that its partnership with Tokyo Smoke will help adults in the country buy safe, legal cannabis, combatting illegal sellers.

(Link: BBC News)

Cannabis & pharmaceutical drug interactions overview

“Study Shows Most Physicians Lack Knowledge Of Medical Cannabis”

Dr. Daniele Piomelli, the director of the Institute for the Study of Cannabis at the University of California, Irvine and a member of the UCI Institutional Review Board that approved the research, said in a press release that the study “emphasizes both the public interest around cannabis as an analgesic and the lack of reliable data and/or medical education about its correct use.”

(Link: Forbes.com)

South Dakota: Gov. Kristi Noem (R) Successful In Overturning Voter-Passed Legalized Cannabis Amendment

About 54% of voters had approved the constitutional amendment last year. But Highway Patrol Superintendent Col. Rick Miller sued on Noem’s behalf. […] The high court ruled that the law enforcement officers did not have standing to sue, but because Noem authorized Miller’s suit, they treated it as if Noem brought the lawsuit herself.

(Link: Detroit News)

A police car, by Matt Popovich via Unsplash

New York Arrests For Marijuana Possession Down By Over 250%

From April through October of this year, just 116 people statewide were arrested on a top-level misdemeanor or felony charge related to marijuana possession or sale in New York, data compiled by the state Division of Criminal Justice Services shows. […] Compare that to 2017, when there were 28,239 misdemeanor marijuana arrests alone, according to a study by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

(Link: Yahoo News)

The German flag, by Maheshkumar Painam via unsplash

Germany Officially Legalizing Adult Cannabis Use & Sales

The deal comes after 21 representatives of the three parties — the center-left Social Democrats (SPD), the environmentalist Greens and the business-focused Free Democrats (FDP) — met for the concluding negotiations earlier in the day.

(Link: DW.com)

Ontario Provincial Police Release Report Showing High Levels of Pesticides

“High levels of pesticides were detected in all samples with myclobutanil (graph below) being the most prominent, ranging from 0.3 parts-per-million (ppm) to over 500 ppm – several thousand times higher than the detection limits set by Health Canada.”

(Link: OPP.ca)

A pair of handcuffs, by Bill Oxford via Unsplash

“THC “breathalyzers” are getting better, but will they do more harm than good?” [Editorial]

Most recently, scientists reported the creation of a new rapid THC detector called EPOCH. They described its sensitivity and accuracy in the study published this October in the journal Science Translational Medicine. The application of this device, however, is debated.

(Link: Inverse.com)

New York grafitti by Ian Dooley via Unsplash

“Who Needs a License? New York Weed Dispensaries Are Already Opening” [Editorial]

A whiteboard behind them does not list prices, per se, but “Suggested Donations,” starting at $20. The packages offered in return are thank you “gifts.”

“We don’t sell anything,” says one register operator at Uncle Budd’s weed truck, speaking under a condition of anonymity. “Every donation is going back into the community.”

(Link: Rolling Stone)

A fresh-baked pizza, by Engin Akyurt, via Pexels

“Crazy Happy Pizza” in Thailand Served With Deep-Fried Cannabis

“Of course, they cannot get high. It’s just a marketing campaign and you can taste the cannabis and then if you have enough, you maybe get a bit sleepy,” the company’s general manager Panusak Suensatboon told AP.

(Link: India Times)

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