In Reefer Madness news, Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts told the media this week: "If you legalize marijuana, you're gonna kill your kids. That's what the data shows from around the country." Read his entire wacky statement.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo's chief rivals in the pursuit of marijuana legalization in New York were among the first to call for his resignation due to charges of sexually inappropriate behavior and the nursing-home scandal. More than 50 fellow Democrat have now joined them.
British American Tobacco has purchased 20% of Canadian licensed producer Organigram Holdings. This follows Altria Group's near takeover of Cronos Group in 2018. Altria owns the Marlboro brand.
We may have forgotten about the vape crisis of 2019 and early 2020 that resulted in at least 68 deaths and nearly 3,000 cases. The CDC pointed to EVALI, a lung injury, as the cause in cannabis cases. A University of Michigan researcher has confirmed that and says teenagers are particularly vulnerable.
For the second year in a row, the Alabama Senate has voted in favor of medical-marijuana legislation. The Compassion Act (SB 46), sponsored by Republican Sen. Tim Melson, passed 21-8 on February 24.