News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. April 8, 2022: Here are the cannabis headlines making marijuana news globally and in the Caribbean and Latin America for today, April 8, 2022 in less than 60 seconds:
Actor Idris Elba has said he used to sell weed to a certain famous person. In a LinkedIn style-update on SiriusXM’s The Jess Cagle Show, Elba decided to list off his previous side hustles when he was starting out as an actor. They included DJ gigs, working as a doorman and selling marijuana to one very well known celeb – Dave Chappelle.
On the heels of the US House passage of a bill to federally legalize marijuana, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says he and colleagues are in the process of reaching out to Republican senators to “see what they want” included in a bill he’s planning to introduce later this month.
Former heavyweight champion boxer Mike Tyson’s weed gummies shaped like Evander Holyfield’s ear have been banned from Colorado due to a state law banning edibles in the shape of humans. The THC-infused gummies, named Mike Bites, are currently only sold by the celebrity’s cannabis brand, Tyson 2.0, in California.
The Belize Cabinet has given its approval to introduce revised legislation that will provide for the control and licensing of the cannabis industry and to establish the necessary legislative framework to govern and regulate the cultivation, processing, distribution, and delivery of cannabis products for adult use only.
Marijuana and cocaine were recently smuggled to UK from Jamaica in sweet potato shipment
Three members of an East London organized crime group have been convicted of smuggling the drugs from Jamaica that were valued at millions of dollars.
States where cannabis is legal generated more than $3.7 billion in cannabis tax revenue last year from adult-use sales — a 34 percent increase compared to 2020, according to a new report from the Marijuana Policy Project.
More than half of the European population support legalization of adult use of cannabis and around 30% of them are interested in purchasing it, according to polling data by industry consultants.
Three marijuana stocks to buy are: Innovative Industrial Properties, Green Thumb Industries, and Cresco Labs.