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A Second Petition was Filed in Oklahoma to Legalize Cannabis, Medical Cannabis Could Potentially Help Inflammatory Skin Conditions, and New Jersey Hires a Tracking Company to Monitor Legal Marijuana

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Oklahomans Might See Two Cannabis Legalization Questions on the Ballot This Year

This past Tuesday, advocates filed a second initiative with the Oklahoma Secretary of State’s office to legalize recreational cannabis. The petition is an updated version of a legalization ballot initiative that was filed two years ago, according to campaign spokesperson Michelle Tilley. That measure, formally known as State Question 807, never made it on the ballot because the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic made it difficult to gather the necessary signatures. 

Oklahomans for Responsible Cannabis Action proposed a similar measure in October 202. Both initiatives would legalize recreational marijuana for adults 21 and older, and both include some type of regulatory framework for the industry. 

New Study Shows that Medical Cannabis Could Help with Inflammatory Skin Conditions

According to a recent study from The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and the University of Maryland, individuals with inflammatory skin conditions are open to – and could benefit from – using forms of medical marijuana as treatment

In fact, according to the research conducted, 88.8% are in favor of using medical cannabis to treat dermatological issues. Approximately 18% of survey participants said they were already using an over-the-counter CBD product to treat their skin conditions, even without the guidance of a dermatologist. The over-the-counter CBD products are derived from hemp and contain very little to no THC, and can usually be found in the form of oil or cream. 

New Jersey Hires Metrc to Track their Cannabis Industry from Seed to Sale

New Jersey’s recreational cannabis program, which was signed into law about 11 months ago by Gov. Phil Murphy, requires a statewide tracking system. The system is required to manage everything – including ensuring guidelines on growing and selling are met, making sure there is enough inventory to meet demand and that all products are safe for consumers. On Friday, the NJ Cannabis Regulatory Commission voted and approved a six-year contract with Metrc (Marijuana Enforcement, Tracking, Reporting and Compliance). 

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