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WEED MOMS

Sorry wine moms, but there’s a new game in town. That would be “weed moms,” who have emerged as a strong driving force in the normalization of cannabis nationwide. As a new poll finds, moms are more likely than dads to educate their children about using hemp or CBD. Oasis Intelligence surveyed 20,000 adults who consume marijuana or hemp CBD to better understand how attitudes around the plant have changed within family households. According to the results, more than half of marijuana-consuming moms (54%) approved using cannabis products for pain relief and other medical ailments under medical supervision.  Marijuana-consuming dads were less likely (46%) to consider cannabis-derived medicine for their kids. Both moms and dads who consumed hemp-CBD were more willing to use similar medications on their children. Two-thirds of moms (66%) supported hemp-CBD as pain relief for children under the age of 17. More than half of dads approved similar measures.  Oasis was struck by the higher rates of moms embracing cannabis medications over dads. 

MICHIGAN RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA

THREE INSIGHTS | WEED MOMS, MICHIGAN IS NOT SLOWING DOWN, NY IS ALWAYS HOPEFUL  - 5 26 2020 7 01 51 AM

NY MARIJUANA REFORM?

The coronavirus pandemic halted any chance New York had at passing marijuana reform earlier this year, but have things changed?  New York state Sens. Jessica Ramos, Jamaal Bailey, and Brad Hoylman, in conjunction with the Legal Aid Society, urged Gov. Andrew Cuomo and lawmakers last week to legalize recreational marijuana.  In a press release, it stated that tax revenue is one-way legal cannabis could alleviate growing budget concerns in New York (same as before the pandemic).  The State currently holds a $13 billion deficit, and Cuomo announced last week the State needs $61 billion in federal aid to avoid “devastating” cuts to New York schools, police departments, hospitals, and more.  Cuomo has advocated strongly in favor of marijuana legalization over the past year, but it has been difficult negotiating how marijuana-generated tax revenue should be allocated.