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Justin Bieber Launches Limited Cannabis Line
Yet another celebrity is dipping their toes in the cannabis industry. On Monday, October 4th, pre-roll brand — Palms — announced the launch of its partnership with Justin Bieber. Together, Palms and Bieber launched Peaches, a high-end line of premium pre-rolled joints to celebrate the musician’s Peaches song, according to the brand. The line of joints include indoor-grown flower, and a custom BIC lighter. Palm also announced that a portion of proceeds will go to the Last Prisoner Project and Veterans Walk and Talk.
New York’s Cannabis Control Board Expands Access for Medical Patients
This week, New York’s Cannabis Control Board (CCB) had its first meeting, reports Marijuana Moment. In it, regulators expanded “who can prescribe medical marijuana – to include everyone from dentists to midwives,” reports The Buffalo News. Additionally, officials will also allow medical patients to purchase cannabis flower at local dispensaries, according to Marijuana Moment. However, home cultivation is still on hold until regulators hash out an agreement.
“You Know it’s Going to Happen” Says Former U.S. Attorney General About Federal Cannabis Decriminalization
On Thursday, October 7th, former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said that he believes the U.S. is on a glide path to decriminalizing cannabis at the federal level. According to a report from Marijuana Moment, Holder made the comments at a drug policy panel in Ohio. While he’s previously expressed support to reschedule cannabis; however, he was hesitant to support decriminalizing other drugs. “I have a difficult time trying to think about the decriminalization of other drugs,” he said, explaining that they have “a negative impact on society at large.”