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NFL to Sponsor Cannabis Research
This week, the NFL announced that it would fund medical cannabis research. The league’s pain management committee and player’s association will allot $1 million to study cannabis and CBD’s effect on pain, “particularly as a potential alternative to opioids,” according to the announcement. They will award the five research grants in November 2021, the NFL further stated.
Washington Officials Allow Free Weed for Vaccinated Adults
Throughout the pandemic, cannabis companies have launched campaigns to encourage consumers to get vaccinated. This week, officials in Washington state are hopping on board. More specifically, the Evergreen State’s Liquor and Cannabis Board said they’ll allow cannabis retailers to give away one free joint to each adult who got a COVID-19 vaccine, reports USA Today. The joints for jabs, poke for tokes, pot for shots — or whatever one chooses to call the state-approved effort — ends July 12th, the publication further states.
Connecticut Lawmakers Delay Legalization Bill
On Tuesday, June 8th, Connecticut state senators amended, then approved SB 1118 — a bill to legalize adult-use cannabis. Lawmakers then sent the bill back to the House of Representatives for approval. However, “House lawmakers on Wednesday decided to delay a planned vote on legalizing marijuana in the state,” reports Marijuana Moment. Now, the bill goes to a special session before the end of June, the publication further explains.