The Scuttlebutt Featuring Articles About National Military Appreciation Month, Federal Cannabis Arrests Dip In 2022 and More

In the days of the Armada, a fleet of warships, the scuttlebutt was the rumor or gossip that would spread throughout the ship. Today, Armada Law Corp presents The Scuttlebutt, a daily summery of news articles that people within the cannabis, hemp and plant medicine industries are chatting about along with links to the full articles.

In today’s news:

#cannabiswarriors – Memorial Day – ” The Weed for Warriors Project evolved from three veterans: Kevin Richardson (USMC) Mark Carrillo (USMC) & Sean Kiernan (US Army) connecting in 2014 while on individual journeys using cannabis as medicine, and also avoiding the VA standard of care death cocktails. While their paths to the plant varied, they all credit cannabis as an essential tool in their post-service survival…..
Currently, WFWP hosts events with other groups under CA Senate Bill 34, using social media and word of mouth to serve 50-200 veterans per location at 5-15 events per month throughout California. These events are 100% free to the veteran patients who attend.”


#psychedelics – “Prop 122 also resulted in the Natural Medicine Health Act of 2022 (NMHA), which proposed a timeline for the supervised use of psychedelic mushrooms, shooting for late 2024 to have licensed facilities for said supervised use, plus a state-regulated operational structure on how to go about running such facilities. And, because five psychedelic substances feels a bit too limiting for Colorado’s crowd, the proposal also requested that the state eventually expand the kinds of drugs that could be used in the theoretical facilities to include dimethyltryptamine (DMT), ibogaine, or mescaline, starting in 2026.”


#cannabisindustry – “Cooney said he teamed with a “diverse coalition of industry and community stakeholder groups” – many of whom have criticized the state’s slow rollout of its adult-use cannabis program — to draft the Cannabis Adult-Use Transition Act “CAUTA” (S.7045), a measure he expects to stabilize and bolster the cannabis industry. In a press release, Cooney said the legislation addresses issues that could become “threats,” including:
  • limited processing capacity
  • limited retail outlets
  • lack of capital and other resources for licensees and applicants
  • a shrinking medical cannabis market
  • the illicit market competing with legal cannabis operations”


#cannabisindustry – “Advocates are celebrating federal cannabis arrests dropping 24% in 2022.

After frequently noting all the cannabis progress happening around the country and the world in recent years, we were a bit caught off guard by the large jump in cannabis arrests during the first year of the Biden That 2021 jump in arrests was the biggest in a decade, as we noted last year. 

This was despite Biden’s promises to pursue decriminalization, now two and a half years ago. Nevertheless, 6,606 people will be arrested by the DEA and partner agencies in 2021. There were further resounding messages from the community that this was the opposite direction we had expected to see cannabis enforcement take in the Biden Administration.

The 5,061 people arrested on federal cannabis charges last year represent a 24% drop from the year before. It also nearly erases the jump from 2021 when the decade-highs in arrests represented a 25% jump from the year before.”


#cannabisindustry – “The current initiative started last October, with the goal of a recreational legalization in Finland, complete with an adult-use market. This initiative also needed to gain 50,000 signatures, which it did at the end of April, requiring parliament to consider the case. The current initiative, should it make it through parliament, would legalize the use, possession, manufacture, and sale of cannabis in the country, as well as allow for personal cultivation.”



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