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Amanita Muscaria, commonly known as the fly agaric, is a mushroom that has captivated cultures around the world for centuries. Its iconic red cap speckled with white dots has not only made it a staple in fairy tales and folklore but has also been a subject of intrigue in the world of ethnobotany and psychopharmacology.

1. Psychoactive Properties:
The primary compounds responsible for the psychoactive effects of Amanita Muscaria are muscimol and ibotenic acid. When consumed, these compounds can induce a range of experiences, from mild euphoria and auditory hallucinations to more profound introspective and spiritual experiences.

2. Physical Sensations:
Users often report a range of physical sensations, including a feeling of lightness, increased tactile sensitivity, and warmth. Some may also experience mild muscle twitching or a sense of increased strength.

3. Visual and Auditory Effects:
While Amanita Muscaria doesn’t typically induce the vivid visual hallucinations associated with other psychedelics like psilocybin, users might notice enhanced colors, altered perception of depth, and auditory distortions.

4. Cognitive and Emotional Effects:
On the cognitive front, Amanita Muscaria can lead to a dream-like state of mind, where one’s thoughts drift effortlessly from one to another. Emotionally, users might feel a heightened sense of joy, peace, or even a deep connection to nature.

5. Spiritual and Mystical Experiences:
In higher doses, Amanita Muscaria has been known to induce profound spiritual or mystical experiences. Users might feel a deep sense of interconnectedness, unity with the universe, or insights into personal and philosophical questions.

Safety and Precautions:
While many cherish the unique effects of Amanita Muscaria, it’s essential to approach its consumption with caution. The potency can vary significantly between individual mushrooms, and the line between a pleasant experience and an overwhelming one can be thin. Always start with a low dose, especially if you’re unfamiliar with its effects, and ensure you’re in a safe, comfortable environment.

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NAACP Adopts Resolution Supporting Federal Legalization, Cannabis Workers

The NAACP has reaffirmed its support for legalizing cannabis at the federal level while adopting a new position expressing support for workers in the cannabis industry and their right to unionize. At the 114th NAACP National Convention held in late July, the nation’s oldest civil rights organization voted on several policy resolutions, including one that reaffirmed its support for cannabis resolution at the federal level.

The NAACP has been an active voice in cannabis policy reform issues since at least 2010, when the group called for a national study on the enforcement of the country’s marijuana prohibition laws and the resulting impact on Black Americans and cannabis. In 2016, the organization called for uniform decriminalization of possession of one ounce of marijuana or less and the pardon of persons convicted of nonviolent marijuana-related offenses. Three years later, the NAACP deepened its commitment to reform by expressing support for broader marijuana decriminalization and the regulation of the medical and adult-use cannabis industries, positions that were reiterated in this year’s resolution.

In 2021, the NAACP adopted a resolution calling for greater opportunity for African Americans in the regulated cannabis industry and demanding greater Black ownership and employment opportunity in the cannabis industry. Last year, the group added its voice to those seeking legislation to give companies in the regulated cannabis industry access to traditional banking services, including fair terms and interest rates for Black-owned and social equity cannabis businesses.

For the first time, this year’s resolution, which was adopted at last month’s convention without discussion, also includes support for workers in the cannabis industry and regulations mandating labor peace agreements, noting that “the majority of people in the cannabis industry will be workers rather than owners.” The resolution also maintains that “the workers who grow, process, test, distribute, and sell cannabis deserve a fair and safe workplace and family-sustaining job like every other worker.”

“NAACP calls for the legalization and de-scheduling of cannabis at the federal level and reaffirms its past resolutions on cannabis, the cannabis industries, decriminalization, and equity, and expresses an intent to advocate for federal, state, and local medical and adult-use cannabis legislation that includes labor peace agreements as a condition of licensure,” the cannabis resolution states.

Support for Cannabis Industry Workers Union Representation

The resolution also maintains that support for workers, including union representation, apprenticeships and education programs, can help promote diversity in the regulated cannabis industry, giving communities that have borne the brunt of decades of marijuana prohibition an opportunity to benefit from cannabis policy reform.

“Access to union representation, training and apprenticeship will help ensure that a broad range of workers can benefit from the cannabis industry, especially workers from communities that have been disproportionately impacted by cannabis prohibition in the past,” the resolution states.

The NAACP cannabis resolution also called for cannabis policy reform legislation that “ensures all cannabis workers from cultivation to sale to delivery are treated as employees under the National Labor Relations Act, Fair Labor Standards Act and Occupational Safety and Health Administration; including the right to join, form or organize a union.” NAACP CEO Derrick Johnson said the resolution is intended to help foster a regulated cannabis industry that includes opportunities for Black Americans that have been lacking under current legislative and regulatory models.

“As the cannabis industry continues to expand, we must center Black interests for both workers and entrepreneurs, as one of the ways to right the decades-long injustices we have faced at the hands of the ‘War on Drugs,’” Johnson said in a statement following the adoption of the resolution. “Over the past several years, the cannabis industry has seen exponential growth and prosperity without progress for Black workers. This cannot continue. The NAACP is committed to ensuring that as this industry grows, benefits to Black workers grow with it. That’s what thriving together looks like.”

The NAACP’s cannabis resolution calling for support for workers in the industry was welcomed by the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), a labor union that represents employees of cannabis companies in several states that have legalized marijuana. In a statement, UFCW International President Marc Perrone applauded the NAACP and thanked the organization for “acknowledging the importance of cannabis organizing in achieving racial equity and making sure workers’ voices are heard at every level of the cannabis industry.”

“This marks a crucial step forward in making sure employers and legislators understand the profound impact that a worker-friendly cannabis industry could have on people of color,” Perrone said. “Cannabis industry workers, like every other worker, deserve safe workplaces and family-sustaining jobs. This is especially true for the formerly incarcerated and others disproportionately affected by the War on Drugs.”

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Cannabeginners: How To Legally Use Cannabis in Chile

Chile, the country, not to be confused with Chili (the food), is the longest north/south oriented country in the world, stretching across 39 degrees of latitudes, giving it plenty of climates for growing cannabis, and the traditional drug of choice, coca leaf. While Chile legalized medical cannabis before any other country in Latin America and has the highest rate of cannabis use on the continent, they have not managed to finalize plans to decriminalize cannabis for non-medical use. 

Can You Bring Cannabis to Chile?

Before getting into Chilean cannabis laws, let’s talk briefly about if you can bring cannabis to Chile. While technically, it is legal to import cannabis to Chile for medical use, that exemption is really intended for Chilean citizens importing their medical cannabis; it is not an exemption to bring cannabis with you on a plane. While currently Chile’s Anti-Narcotics Law is being updated, with a November 23rd deadline for updates to be made, there is no expectation that it will become legal to bring personal-use cannabis to Chile from other countries. 

Long History of Hemp and Cannabis in Chile

Cannabis was not native to the “new world,” and the indigenous peoples of the Americas had no idea what hemp was until colonists and conquistadors brought it with them, originally for cultivation for fiber to make ropes and sails (critical for repairing damage their ships may have suffered on the Atlantic crossing). According to the book Marihuana: The First Twelve Thousand Years, “As early as 1545, hemp seed was sown in the Quillota Valley, near the city of Santiago in Chile.” Most of the hemp fiber produced in those initial cultivation experiments became rope for the army stationed in Chile, with any remaining fibers going to replace worn out rigging on ships that docked in Santiago. Eventually, there was enough of a surplus to send hemp fibers as far away as Lima, Peru, which was critical to the colonists there, as attempts to cultivate hemp in Peru and Colombia were failures. 

It is possibly due to this long history of hemp cultivation and use that Chile has “the highest levels of marijuana use in Latin America,” with 14.5% of residents saying they consumed cannabis in the past year (compared to 18% in the United States). 

Hemp cultivation in Chile.

Limited Medical Cannabis Program

Chile was the first South American country to have a medical cannabis program. In 2014, the Daya Foundation got approval for a trial grow of 850 plants to make medicine for 200 patients. The following year, Daya was able to scale up their cultivation to nearly 7,000 plants with the goal of producing medicines for 4,000 patients. With those additional plants, Daya’s cultivation is now the largest medical cannabis grow in all of Latin America, and is being tended to by over a dozen full-time gardeners. They anticipate harvesting over 2,000 kilos of bud, roughly 1/3 kilo per plant (almost a pound). 

Now Chilean medical cannabis patients have alternate options to the medicines produced in the country by Daya, and they can pick them up at two pharmacies in Santiago. The pharmacies are selling two products made in Canada by Tilray, distributed to Chile through a partnership with Chile’s Alef Biotechnology. Patients also can grow their own, but what they grow must be used exclusively for personal use by the patient.

Decriminalization in Limbo

Following quickly on the heels of Daya getting the green light to start the largest medical cannabis cultivation in South America, the lower house of Chile’s Congress voted on a bill to decriminalize cannabis for personal consumption. Before becoming law, the bill needed approval from a health committee and then would go to the Senate for a vote, but it has been stalled. Despite the lack of clarity around whether or not decriminalization was approved (some sites imply it was, others do not), medical use of cannabis in private is legal and there seems to be an attitude where if consumption is discreetly done in private, it likely will not result in legal issues. 

A New Constitution, New Chances For Legalization?

Following massive countrywide protests that rocked Chile in 2019 and 2020, Chileans voted for a new constitution convention. The goal of that convention would be to pass a new constitution to replace the one created in 1980, a holdover from Pinochet’s dictatorship. Cannabis legalization activists and observers have noted that the constitutional convention who wrote it appears to be supportive of cannabis decriminalization. According to the Daya Foundation, over two-thirds of the delegates at the constitutional convention “support effective decriminalization … of cannabis and home cultivation.” Unfortunately, Chileans voted no on the new constitution, leaving the old one in place for now.

Chile is one of the only countries on earth where coca, the plant from which cocaine is derived, can be legally used in the unprocessed form (the raw leaves are legal, cocaine is still very illegal). Chile has a long history of coca use, going back thousands of years. Traditionally, coca was consumed either as a tea or by simply chewing the leaves, these days it is most commonly drunk as a tea. Coca was ancestrally used as a treatment for altitude sickness by the people who lived around the Andean mountains and is still used by hikers and backpackers today. 

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Portuguese Parliament Approves Decriminalization of Synthetic Drugs

Portugal approved the decriminalization of synthetic drugs, The Portugal News reports. Portugal has had the most liberal approach to all drugs across Europe for decades. The drug strategy, put in place in 2000 and enacted in July 2001, was initially created to reduce the HIV/AIDS toll stemming from intravenous drug use cases using a harm reduction model. (In 1999, Portugal had the highest rate of HIV amongst such drug users in the European Union.) Their policy included decriminalizing personal drug possession and would influence similar efforts in places such as Oregon. And it worked, at least at drastically reducing HIV rates. As The Washington Post reports, HIV transmission rates via syringes plummeted. 

However, while drugs are decriminalized for those who enjoy them, their policies maintain criminal penalties for drug trafficking. So basically, you can get in trouble if you supply, but not if you use. Anyone familiar with how drug culture works can understand that while the goal is admirable, this approach is far from perfect if the true goal is to protect the public’s health. People will always find a way to get drugs whether their suppliers get arrested or not. But what such suppliers are selling is changing. 

Synthetic drugs are artificially modified from naturally-occurring substances. For example, fentanyl is a synthetic opioid. The new law equates the legal approach to these substances with that of “classic drugs” like cannabis, heroin, and cocaine. The debate regarding synthetic drugs that led to their decriminalization centered on these new substances’ adverse effects on communities. While Portugal’s laws offered hope to harm reductionists worldwide, as The Washington Post notes, unfortunately, due to more recent and deadlier drugs, and other factors, the country still has drug problems. Drug use is apparently more visible on the streets than ever, and interest in offering help for substance use disorders seems to be dwindling. 

“At the end of the day, the police have their hands tied,” said António Leitão da Silva, chief of Municipal Police of Porto, adding the matter now is much like the years before decriminalization was implemented in 2000.

“Twenty-seven years later, it is necessary to change the current legal framework in order to cover this new and harsh reality,” social democratic deputy Sara Madruga da Costa said, calling back to the 2000 law, adding they plan to provide a “faster response and more effective response to this complex and alarming phenomenon” which mainly affects Madeira and the Azores regions in Portugal.

Madruga da Costa says that the distinction between consumer and dealer “is fundamental” to combat the horrors of synthetic drugs by applying their current laws to newer drugs. In addition to decriminalizing synthetic drugs, the text further eliminates the criteria based on the number of doses, or amount of drugs, to distinguish between consumers and traffickers (i.e. who can get arrested). However, it still aims to differentiate one from the other, so suppliers can’t relax yet. 

Cláudia Santos, deputy of the PS (Portuguese Socialist Party), noted that 23 years ago, the “historic decision” was made to decriminalize the possession of drugs for consumption in Portugal. Despite this legislature, from 2009 onward, the number of citizens convicted of crimes of consumption went up. “With this project, we want to reaffirm the option made for the prevention and treatment of consumers,” said the PS parliamentarian, considering that possessing drugs for consumption “should not be a crime,” The Portugal News reports.

Part of Portugal’s drug policy has always included treatment, and they hope to offer care more than ever, as psychiatric hospitalization due to unhealthy use of synthetic drugs has spiked, Business Insider reports. However, their system is far from perfect. There are currently year-long waits for state-funded rehabilitation treatment. 

You should know that while the country developed a progressive drug policy reputation early on, cannabis remains illegal

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Berkeley Psychedelic Reform: Decriminalizes Possession of Psilocybin Mushrooms and Ayahuasca

Summary: Berkeley has unanimously decided to deprioritize arrests for possession and use of psilocybin and ayahuasca, marking a significant shift in its approach to these substances. The city, a hub of psychedelic research and culture, is following the trend of many U.S. cities recognizing the mental health potential of these naturally-occurring compounds. The measure was guided through the council process by Bay Staters for Natural Medicine, a grassroots organization that has led efforts to decriminalize these substances in six Massachusetts communities. This Psychedelic reform was made despite opposition from Decriminalize Nature, which has opposed the Berkeley measure’s provisions on distribution.

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Berkeley Takes a Step Forward in Psychedelic Reform

In a unanimous decision, the city of Berkeley has officially deprioritized arrests for the possession and use of psilocybin and ayahuasca. This Psychedelic reform is seen as a significant shift in the city’s approach to these substances, which are gaining recognition for their potential mental health benefits.

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Berkeley has a long history as a center for psychedelic research and culture. Notably, UC Berkeley alumni Terence McKenna, a philosopher and ethnobotanist, contributed significantly to the theories and philosophies that underpin today’s psychedelic spaces. The city’s decision to deprioritize arrests for psilocybin and ayahuasca possession aligns with a growing trend across the United States, where many cities are beginning to acknowledge the mental health potential of these naturally occurring compounds.

This Psychedelic reform was guided through the council process by Bay Staters for Natural Medicine, a grassroots organization that has previously led efforts to decriminalize these substances in six Massachusetts communities, including Cambridge and Salem. Despite opposition from Decriminalize Nature, which has opposed the Berkeley measure’s provisions on distribution, the measure passed unanimously. This decision marks a significant step forward in the ongoing conversation about drug policy reform and the potential benefits of substances like psilocybin and ayahuasca.

[Source: Psychedelic Spotlight]

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Berkeley Decriminalizes Psilocybin, Ayahuasca

City officials in Berkeley, California have reportedly moved to decriminalize both psilocybin mushrooms and ayahuasca.

According to Psychedelic Spotlight, the city council there “unanimously” approved a measure to “officially deprioritize arrests for possession and use of psilocybin and ayahuasca…creating a new paradigm as dozens of cities across the United States move to recognize these naturally-occurring compounds’ mental health potential.”

SFGATE reported last week that the city council was slated to vote on the measure at Tuesday’s meeting.

The road to this psychedelic drug reform effort began in November, when the Berkeley City Council said that it would consider the measure.

The original resolution sought to decriminalize a host of psychedelics; along with psilocybin and ayahuasca, it also would have applied to LSD.

The measure that was ultimately approved on Tuesday was titled: “Resolution Supporting Entheogenic Plant Practices and Declaring that the Investigation and Arrest of Individuals Involved with the Adult Use of Entheogenic Plants on the Federal Schedule 1 List Be Amongst the Lowest Priority for the City of Berkeley.” 

It states that “the City of Berkeley wishes to declare its desire not to expend City resources in any investigation, detention, arrest, or prosecution arising out of alleged violations of state and federal law regarding the use of Entheogenic Plants,” and declares “that it shall be the policy of the City of Berkeley that no department, agency, board, commission, officer or employee of the city, including without limitation, Berkeley Police Department personnel, shall use any city funds or resources to assist in the enforcement of laws imposing criminal penalties for the use and possession of Entheogenic Plants by adults of at least 21 years of age.”

“For the purposes of this resolution, Entheogenic Plants are defined as plants and natural sources such as mushrooms, cacti, iboga containing plants and/or extracted combinations of plants similar to ayahuasca; and limited to those containing the following types of compounds: indole amines, tryptamines, phenethylamines,” the resolution continues.

The measure was pushed by a grassroots group called Bay Staters for Natural Medicine, which “led the effort to decriminalize six Massachusetts communities including Cambridge and Salem,” according to the outlet.

“Living in Berkeley, I tried psilocybin mushrooms for the first time with trusted friends. These plant medicines helped me work through trauma and open my heart to other people for the first time,” James Davis, cofounder of Bay Staters for Natural Medicine, told Psychedelic Spotlight. “Even so, this measure strikes the right balance by acknowledging that this should be something people research cautiously for their own wellbeing. Not something that should be sold and traded like candy, as has unfortunately happened in Oakland, nor commercialized for massive profits like in Oregon and Colorado.”

While this reform effort launched in earnest back in the fall, SFGATE notes that “Berkeley has been considering psychedelic reform since at least 2019, but the measure stalled during the COVID-19 pandemic because of disagreements over how to handle synthetic psychedelics.”

“Cities across the country have moved to reduce criminal penalties for using and distributing psychedelic drugs in recent years, as advocates argue that criminalization of drugs is not an effective way to regulate these substances,” the outlet reported. “The Bay Area has been a leader in the psychedelic reform movement, with Oakland, San Francisco and Santa Cruz passing similar measures that make possession of psychedelics a lower priority for law enforcement.”

Berkeley has been in the vanguard of other drug reform efforts, with the city council voting in 2020 to allow cannabis consumption lounges and marijuana delivery.

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Scotland’s Government Calls For Drug Decriminalization

The Scottish government last week called for decriminalizing possession of personal quantities of drugs in a bid to address the alarming rate of overdose deaths in the country, which is among the highest in Europe. In a policy proposal, the semi-autonomous Edinburgh government, led by the pro-independence Scottish National Party, said that eliminating criminal penalties for drug possession would “allow for the provision of safe, evidence-based harm reduction services.”

“The war on drugs has failed,” Scottish drugs minister Elena Whitham said at a news conference alongside fellow drug policy reform advocates Helen Clark, the former New Zealand Prime Minister, and ex-Swiss President Ruth Dreifuss.

“Our current drug law does not stop people from using drugs, it does not stop people from experiencing the harm associated and, critically, it does not stop people from dying,” Whitham added. “In fact, I would say today here, that criminalization increases the harms people experience. Criminalization kills.”

Europe’s Highest Overdose Death Rate

The death rate from drug overdoses in Scotland is three times the rate for the United Kingdom as a whole and the highest in Western Europe. Last year, there were 1,330 fatal drug overdoses in Scotland, a country of only 5.5 million people, according to government figures cited by the Associated Press. 

“Every single drug death is a tragedy, behind each statistic is a grieving family and community,” the Scottish government wrote in a policy paper published on Friday. “The scale of the drug deaths emergency in Scotland requires us to use every lever at our disposal, and we are clear that our actions to resolve this crisis must be comprehensive. This government’s position has consistently been that tackling the drugs emergency requires a concerted and radical public health approach.”

The Scottish government cited the drug policy in Portugal, where criminal penalties were eliminated in 2001 in favor of health-focused reforms that focus on drug treatment for those experiencing problematic use. The Scottish government said a similar decriminalization plan would free “individuals from the fear of accessing treatment and support, reducing drug-related harms and, ultimately, improving lives.”

Whitman also said that the government would like to see the law changed to allow for the establishment of supervised drug consumption sites, which have been shown to save lives and encourage those with substance misuse disorders to seek help. Other proposals include introducing a regulated supply of drugs to promote consistency and safety. 

Whitman said that without a radical change in drug policy, the situation would continue to worsen, adding that Scotland was “facing down the barrel of a storm in terms of synthetic opioids and new and novel street benzodiazepines that are heading to our shores.”

“If we are not prepared for that arriving here, with 21st century drug laws in place, I’m terrified as to what that could look like,” she said.

U.K. Government Quickly Nixes Decriminalization Bid

But the drug decriminalization proposal is opposed by conservatives in both Scotland and the U.K. national government. Current policy in Scotland allows those caught possessing drugs to be released with a police warning, but full decriminalization would require the approval of the U.K.’s conservative government in London. Max Blain, spokesman for Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, said that approval would not come.

“There are no plans to alter our tough stance on drugs,” he said.

“Illegal drugs destroy lives and devastate communities. We are committed to preventing drug use by supporting people through treatment and recovery and tackling the supply of illegal drugs, as set out in our 10-year drugs strategy,” the U.K. Home Office wrote in a statement after Scotland’s decriminalization plan was proposed. “We have no plans to decriminalise drugs given the associated harms, including the risks posed by organised criminals, who will use any opportunity to operate an exploitative and violent business model.”

Russell Findlay, justice spokesman for the Scottish Conservative Party, said “It is madness to try and solve Scotland’s drug death crisis, the worst in Europe, by essentially legalising heroin, crack and other class-A drugs. This would put more drugs on our streets. It would put more lives at risk.”

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RFK Jr. Wants To Decriminalize Pot, Psychedelics

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. vowed to make major drug reform a reality should his long-shot presidential bid land him in the White House. 

In an interview last Thursday, Kennedy, who is challenging President Joe Biden for the 2024 Democratic nomination, said he would change the federal prohibition on cannabis.

“I would decriminalize marijuana on a federal basis and allow the states to regulate it. I would impose a federal tax on it. The revenue generated from this tax would be used to build rehabilitation centers across the country and provide drug rehabilitation programs,” Kennedy said in an interview with ReasonTV, as quoted by Benzinga.

And at a town hall event the day prior, Kennedy elaborated on his vision for drug reform.

“That’s what we need to build here,” Kennedy said, according to Benzinga. “What I would do as president is I would decriminalize marijuana. I will make safe banking laws for people who are selling it, I will tax it federally and I will use that money to build these healing centers in rural areas—depressed rural areas—all over the country, where kids can grow organic food and eat well and heal themselves spiritually, physically and emotionally.”

Kennedy added, “Well, definitely decriminalize psychedelics,” according to the outlet.

Kennedy, the son of the late senator and U.S. attorney general Bobby Kennedy and the nephew of President John F. Kennedy, announced his candidacy for the 2024 presidential race in April.

He is perhaps best known for his staunch opposition to vaccines. 

“For Mr. Kennedy, that cause is vaccine skepticism, which he cloaked in terms of truth-seeking and free speech, a crusade that in the past led him to falsely link childhood vaccines to autism,” The New York Times reported in April at the time of his presidential announcement. “At the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, he sought to undermine public trust in vaccines, comparing government efforts to impose mandates in some places to ‘Hitler’s Germany.’ Both Facebook and Instagram took down accounts of a group he runs for spreading medical misinformation.”

As the Times reported, Kennedy “members have accused” RFK Jr. “of sowing distrust in the science behind vaccines,” and that his quixotic presidential campaign “has appalled members of his famous Democratic clan.”

“I love my brother Bobby, but I do not share or endorse his opinions on many issues, including the Covid pandemic, vaccinations and the role of social media platforms in policing false information,” Kerry Kennedy, his sister, said at the time of his presidential campaign launch.

It is rare for an incumbent president to draw a challenge for his party’s nomination, but Biden has two foes in next year’s Democratic primary.

Along with Kennedy, Marianne Williamson, who sought the party’s nomination in 2020, is also mounting a challenge to Biden.

Polls have shown Kennedy garnering a little under 20 percent support among would-be Democratic primary voters, a respectable showing that nonetheless puts him around 40-50 points behind Biden. 

At Wednesday’s town hall event, Kennedy refused to commit to supporting Biden in a general election.

“I don’t know what I’ll do,” Kennedy said, as quoted by The Hill. “Let’s see what happens in this campaign. Let’s see what – if people are living up to democratic values and having debates and having discussions and, you know, talking to each other, but I’m not going to bite.”

Kennedy said that his intention is to win the nomination and eventually make it to the White House.

“My plan is to win this election, and I don’t have a plan B,” he said, according to the Hill.

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Luxembourg Legalize Home Cultivation of Marijuana, But No Sales

Summary: Luxembourg legalize home cultivation of marijuana and largely decriminalized the drug, but the new law does not permit sales. The legislation allows residents to grow up to four plants per household and possess up to 3 grams outside their residence.

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Luxembourg Legalize Recreational Cannabis, But Without Sales

Luxembourg has passed a law that legalizes the home cultivation of marijuana and largely decriminalizes the drug, but the legislation does not permit sales. The new law allows residents to grow up to four plants per household, provided they are not visible from the road. It also permits consumers to possess up to 3 grams of marijuana outside their residence. However, exceeding this limit or consuming recreational marijuana products outside a residence could result in fines of up to 500 euros ($480).

In passing the bill, Minister of Justice Sam Tanson labeled prohibition as “an absolute failure,” advocating for a different approach. This move by Luxembourg mirrors a similar law passed in Malta in 2021, which also does not allow for a commercial market. Despite the progress, the bill is a scaled-back version of the nation’s original plans for cannabis legalization.

And the home cultivation of cannabis becomes legal in Connecticut

While this is a significant step towards ending prohibition, Luxembourg joins a list of countries that have announced ambitious adult-use cannabis plans, only to present significantly scaled-back legislation or fall short. For instance, last week, Colombia failed to approve a legal framework to regulate recreational marijuana sales, and in April, the Germany backpedaled on its promise to implement nationwide legalization.

[Source: MJBizDaily]


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Denton, Texas Officials Reject Cannabis Decriminalization, Ignoring Will of Voters

In November, a huge majority of voters in Denton, Texas approved a measure decriminalizing low-level marijuana offenses. On Tuesday, leaders in the city defied those results.

By a margin of 4-3, the Denton city council voted “against adopting the ordinance that would have decriminalized marijuana,” CBS News Texas reported.

According to the station, more than “30 people spoke before the vote including several Denton police officers who say marijuana possession cases lead to searches which helps combat illegal guns and gang activity.”

“But supporters of marijuana use say it’s harmless and that there are legitimate and therapeutic applications for both clinical conditions and stresses of modern life,” the station reported.

Following the vote, the mayor of Denton “insisted that police officers still have the discretion not to cite or arrest for marijuana possession but advocates want more assurance they won’t be prosecuted,” according to CBS News Texas.

Tuesday’s vote marks a dramatic reversal of November’s election, when more than 70% of voters in Denton approved a proposed ordinance to decriminalize misdemeanor pot offenses.

The ordinance was placed on a ballot following a vote by the Denton city council last summer.

The Cross Timbers Gazette, a local newspaper, reported in November that under the new ordinance “Denton police officers will no longer write tickets or make arrests for possession of small amounts of pot and paraphernalia, and they’ll no longer stop and frisk people when they smell weed.”

The paper reported then that the “new ordinance will not apply when Denton police are investigating felony crimes, nor will it apply to state and federal agencies or to the Texas Woman’s University and University of North Texas jurisdictions.”

But there were early signs of cracks in the ordinance’s implementation.  

In February, NBC DFW reported that Denton’s “city manager presented a report outlining reasons why the ordinance is challenging to implement” during a work session.

“I recognize the voters have spoken and I understand that, but we don’t have the authority to implement those because of state law and the conflicts,” the city manager, Sara Hensley, said at the time, as quoted by the news station.

In her report, Hensley contended that the new ordinance “is superseded by the ‘Texas Code of Criminal Procedure,’ which requires officers to enforce state law.” 

“Texas cities and police departments are ‘prohibited from adopting a policy that does not fully enforce state and federal laws relating to drugs’ and ‘the city manager and chief of police cannot direct otherwise,’ according to the city,” the station reported. 

“I do not have the authority to direct the police chief to not enforce the law,” Hensley said, according to NBC DFW.

Texas legislators have recently signaled a desire to change the state’s marijuana laws.

In March, the Texas House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee voted 9-0 in favor of a bill that would decriminalize possession of small amounts of weed.

“I’ve been on a journey with this one. The essence of this bill is really simple even though the language may be a little bit confusing,” the bill’s sponsor, state House Rep. Joseph Moody said at a hearing in March. “There are tens of thousands of arrests for personal use possession in Texas annually and those cost our state hundreds of millions of dollars every single year, not to mention countless hours of law enforcement and prosecutor time. They also tag people, mostly young people, with criminal records that create life-long obstacles to jobs, education, housing and other opportunities. That’s an awful investment and an awful outcome any way you slice it.”

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