The world’s first transatlantic sports team, the Toronto Wolfpack, a Canadian rugby team competing in the English second division with a high chance of getting promoted to the Superleague (first division), has launched its own CBD products.
As the World Anti-Doping Agency officially removed hemp from their list of illicit products, many sports have become more open to the usage of CBD-related products. Certain athletes ranging from the NHL to the PGA have credited their lack of injuries and longevity in sport to the usage of CBD.
The state of New Jersey has been active over the past month with cannabis policies. The state has decided that it will not be lawmakers that decide now, but voters that will have the final say on cannabis legalization. Not all hope for changes in cannabis policy in 2019 has been lost, with several reform bills going to lawmakers. One that would decriminalize cannabis possession, another that would expand the state’s medical marijuana program and a further bull that provides for expedited expungements of past convictions.
The decriminalization bill would lead to a 50$ fine for the possession of two ounces or less of cannabis. The expungement bill would allow individuals with prior convictions for using, possessing or distributing cannabis to petition the courts to get their records cleared. While the medical marijuana bill would allow for prescriptions of up to a year instead of the current maximum of three months, increase the amount of marijuana a patient could obtain at one time at a dispensary to three ounces and allow patients to get their cannabis at any dispensary in the state rather than at a single facility where they’re registered.
While some thought that after the change in plans for legalization would be the end of the debate, making cannabis widely available for those in medical need of marijuana and giving those with minor convictions a second chance, the state of New Jersey has gradually improved its stance on marijuana.