News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Dec. 16, 2022: Here are the cannabis headlines making marijuana news globally and in the Caribbean and Latin America for today, Dec. 16, 2022 in less than 60 seconds:

Atlanta church pastor Jamal Bryant of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church says he has suggested to his deacons that they begin legally raising cannabis in an attempt to attract young Black men to the church.

US Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is making a final push for inclusion of the cannabis banking bill in the omnibus funding package. According to a senior Senate Democratic aide, Democrats shared the revised text with Republicans on Thursday in a bid to get cannabis legislation over the finish line.

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Colombia’s Congress has agreed to a final Marijuana Legalization Bill, Which a Key Senator Expects To Be Enacted By June 2023.

Global sales of cannabis-related products and cannabis could reach a total of $102 billion by 2026, The African Cannabis Report, says.

New York States has revealed signage that will be used to help customers identify legal cannabis dispensaries as the state continues to crack down on a burgeoning crop of illegal retailers that have set up shop around the city. The Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) will distribute green signs with a QR code that shows a list of licensed retail dispensaries.

The government of Saskatchewan has introduced legislation to increase First Nations self-governance in the retail cannabis sector, the province announced. The move comes as Indigenous leaders say they’ve been largely excluded from Canada’s legal cannabis industry.

Charges have been laid against 39-year-old Shawn Duporte who was busted at the airport with nine tubes of toothpaste containing a substance suspected to be cannabis.

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