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Newest New York Gov. Kathy Hochul Prioritizes Cannabis
On Thursday, August 26th, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced that she will move forward with adult-use cannabis in the state, reports Marijuana Business Daily. Recreational cannabis officially became legal in the state when former Gov. Andrew Cuomo – who resigned this August following sexual harassment alligations — signed legislation this March approving it. However, sales have yet to begin; they are predicted to be in spring of 2022. To help meet that goal, Hochul said she’s prioritized setting up the state’s Cannabis Control Board.
Latest Survey Shows Public Support for Medical Cannabis is High
According to a survey of more than 2,000 adults conducted this July and August by OTC & Pharma, 43% of Americans have tried medical cannabis or CBD. Additionally, the report finds, three in 10 “adults consider cannabis/CBD a good alternative to traditional medical products, while 26 percent would even prefer it over chemical medication,” reports Statista. The survey data also aligns with recent research from the PEW Research Center that shows that only roughly 10% of Americans think cannabis should remain illegal.
Beyonce is Building a Cannabis Farm
This August, Beyonce announced in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar that she’s building a hemp and honey farm. “I discovered CBD on my last tour, and I’ve experienced its benefits for soreness and inflammation,” she told the publication. “It helped with my restless nights and the agitation that comes from not being able to fall asleep.” One of her proudest moments so far, Beyonce added, was “when I found Blue one day soaking in the bath with her eyes closed, using blends I created and taking time for herself to decompress and be at peace.”