By Nina Zdinjak
As New York continues to replace on its cannabis-related guidelines and regs, an odd one appeared to slide into the books on Wednesday because the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) banned all hashish and psychedelic mushroom advertisements on subways, buses and trains, reported Marijuana Second.
The promoting coverage replace comes after the MTA reached a settlement in a case associated to a sexual wellness model, Dame, which had been underway for the previous three years. In that case, Dame will probably be permitted to promote beneath sure restrictions, but the MTA determined that weed and psychedelics are off limits.
“The revised coverage consists of sure provisions that have been a part of previous insurance policies (with some amendments), and provides new restrictions based mostly on modified circumstances,” the MTA acknowledged. “For instance, the revised Promoting Coverage explicitly bars promoting for hashish merchandise, following the decriminalization of leisure use of such merchandise in New York State.”
(Un)Mandatory Coverage Replace?
“MTA won’t settle for any commercial for show in or on the Property if it falls inside a number of of the next classes of prohibited promoting…
16. Promotes tobacco, nicotine, or any tobacco-related or nicotine-related product; any alcohol product; hashish or any cannabis-related product; or hallucinogenic mushrooms or hallucinogenic mushroom-related product.”
The Large Apple By no means Did Like Smoking — Or So It Appears
New York Metropolis has a number of the strictest anti-smoking legal guidelines within the nation. The Smoke-Free Air Act has been in impact since 2003. Ongoing laws since then has seen the prohibition of smoking in all workplaces, bars, small eating places and, most outside venues. Certainly, one can be hard-pressed to come across somebody smoking on the road within the Large Apple.
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This coverage replace regarding hashish advertisements, nonetheless, is a bit complicated contemplating that the present marijuana legislation already forbids hashish promoting “in public transit automobiles and stations.” Psilocybin mushrooms and different psychedelics are nonetheless unlawful within the state and beneath federal legislation. Subsequently, one could marvel if it was a vital replace.
Amongst different coverage adjustments and updates confirmed since New York State’s legalization took impact in March, one of the crucial vital was the worker hashish testing coverage replace. In October, New York grew to become the primary state within the Union to prohibit employers from testing most workers for hashish.
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As well as, simply this week New York Senator Jeremy Cooney (D) proposed a invoice that will permit transgender and non-binary individuals to qualify as social fairness candidates beneath the state’s hashish legislation.