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Canopy Growth’s Director of Patient Education and Advocacy Hilary Black on the Canadian corporation’s decision to donate CA$2.5 million (US$1.9 million) to the University of British Columbia and to the BC Centre on Substance Abuse to fund research into the potential utility of cannabis in addressing the overdose crisis. Source: StarMetro

 

 

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Said Colo. Gov. John Hickenlooper in a June 4 letter detailing why he vetoed House Bill 1258, which would have allowed licensed marijuana “tasting rooms” in Colorado. Hickenlooper added that allowing “vaporization of marijuana in confined spaces poses a significant health risk for employees and patrons of consumption establishments.” Source: Office of the Governor—Colorado

 

 

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On June 7, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) introduced the bicameral, bipartisan Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States Act (STATES Act) to ensure that each state has the right to determine for itself the best approach to marijuana within its borders. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) and Reps. David Joyce (R-Ohio) and Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) are co-sponsors of the bill. Source: Press release