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Latest cannabis updates: DeSantis signs bill restricting hemp products and more

Catch up on the latest developments in the cannabis world, including DeSantis' bill signing and Scotland's call for drug decriminalization

In the ever-evolving world of cannabis, recent developments have brought forth significant changes and calls for reform. From Governor Ron DeSantis signing a bill restricting hemp products to Scotland advocating for drug decriminalization, the cannabis landscape continues to evolve.

Here's a roundup of the latest cannabis updates to keep you informed.

DeSantis signs bill restricting hemp products in Florida

Governor Ron DeSantis has signed a bill that expands the existing prohibition on young people purchasing smokable hemp. Under the new legislation, any consumable hemp products, including cannabis-infused chewing gum, will be banned for individuals under 21 years of age. This move seeks to tighten regulations surrounding hemp in Florida and aligns with DeSantis' broader political aspirations as a 2024 presidential candidate.

Miami Governor Ron DeSantis

Scotland calls for drug decriminalization

Scotland's government is urging the United Kingdom to put an end to the "failed" war on drugs. They propose enacting decriminalization measures and establishing safe consumption sites to prevent overdose deaths. By advocating for a shift in drug policies, Scotland aims to address the shortcomings of criminalization and embrace a more compassionate approach to drug use and addiction.

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