GOP legislators press Biden on the promise of the cannabis campaign (newsletter: July 21, 2021)

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CA psilocybin ballot measure; USDA Proposes Hemp Poll to White House; The Senator’s Housing Act includes protections against the extraction of marijuana

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/ MOST IMPORTANT THINGS

Ohio Representative are preparing to submit a first law of its kind to legalize the possession and sale of marijuana in the state.

Activists from California Filed a proposed 2022 ballot initiative to legalize the possession, cultivation and sale of psilocybin mushrooms. Meanwhile, a bill to legalize possession of psychedelics in the legislature is being introduced.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is preparing to ask the White House for permission to conduct a hemp survey of 20,000 farmers – and wants to publicly comment on the plan.

Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) filed a housing bill that would prevent landlords from evicting people for state-legal production of marijuana extracts. But it doesn’t include a similar restriction that protects people from losing their homes to simply possessing cannabis.

/ FEDERATION

The House’s Energy and Commerce Committee Approved a bill identifying methamphetamine as an emerging threat, requiring the National Drug Control Policy Office to develop a national plan on the issue.

Majority Leader in the Senate, Chuck Schumer (D-NY) tweeted: “Almost 70% support marijuana legalization. The overwhelming majority of Americans live in states where some form of marijuana is legal. Today I’m proud to partner with @RonWyden & @SenBooker to release our Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act, which ends the federal ban. ”So do he tweeted, “I was proud to be with the organizers in NY state who managed to legalize marijuana and repair the damage caused by Prohibition. I am proud to announce our Cannabis Administration & Opportunity Act today to end the federal ban and redress the harm of the war on drugs. “

Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee Dick Durbin (D-IL) interviewed federal judge candidates about denmine error the war on drugs.

Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) spoke of his new marijuana legalization bill and tweeted, “It is high time the government listened to the will of voters across the country and put an end to the federal cannabis ban once and for all. I fight to do just that. “

Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) tweeted, “This is a historic day – we’ve never had so much support to finally end the federal marijuana ban and enact restorative justice.” spoken on his new cannabis legalization bill in a CNN interview.

Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) tweeted: “Comprehensive cannabis reforms must be rooted in restorative justice and aimed at repairing the damage done to colored communities by the war on drugs. I fully support the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act. “

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) said she hadn’t seen the new marijuana legalization law and would not comment on it.

Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) said he did not support government legalization of marijuana, which he described as “a terrible idea”.

Representative Marie Newman (D-IL) tweeted: “I am proud to stand by the cannabis workers in Sunnyside pharmacies who are fighting for fair planning and better working conditions. With the industry generating record profits, the workers deserve their fair share! “

Representative Jay Obernolte (R-CA) tweeted: “The illicit marijuana growing crisis in # CA08 remains unacceptable as I saw from the air above Phelan and El Mirage this weekend. These plants pose a major public safety risk and consume over 3 million gallons of California water every day. “

Candidate for the Democratic Senate of Kentucky Charles Booker tweeted: “It’s 2021. It’s time to finally end the failed war on drugs. Legalize. Commute. Clear. Invest.”

/ CONDITIONS

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker (D) signed a law to increase the equity of licensing marijuana businesses, and Regulators announced that they will hold three lotteries to issue new licenses.

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy (D) tweeted: “With nearly 88,000 marijuana cases already dismissed and thousands to come, our new cannabis laws are turning the page on the failed war on drugs. I’ve always said that legalizing adult cannabis is about social justice. We keep our word. “

Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor tweeted, “The number of deaths from marijuana overdose rose to zero, a record that was never recorded. However, OxyContin remains completely legal. Nationwide, dems cannot band together to make a plant legal with no overdose deaths; while tobacco kills 500,000 people annually. “

New Yorks The Congregation Majority Leader tweeted, “I applaud @SenSchumer and his Senate colleagues for advocating #MarijuanaJustice nationally. As he said, marijuana has been used to harm color communities for far too long. #ThankyouChuck 👏🏾👏🏾 for your commitment to fight for the victims of the war on drugs! “

The South Dakota The subcommittee on the investigation of marijuana by adults postponed its meeting in August until September.

The first legal sale of recreational marijuana in the United States Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands took place.

A West Virginia A federal judge upheld a law restricting harm reduction programs like access to syringes.

Alabamas The full 14-person medical cannabis commission has now been appointed.

Oregon Regulators published a bulletin on reviews of marijuana manufacturing instructions and ingredients.

Washington will host an advisory dialogue session on rules for assessing THC compounds on Tuesday.


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/ LOCAL

The Jersey City, New Jersey The city council approved a proposal to divide marijuana tax revenue between schools and equity programs.

The Missoula County, Montana The commission voted to put the issue of a local marijuana tax on the ballot.

Cincinnati, Ohio Mayor, a Democratic gubernatorial candidate, tweeted, “If we legalize marijuana, we could put that tax revenue back into our communities right away. We could rebuild our roads and fund public education. We could expand health care for our communities. It’s time we legalized marijuana in Ohio. “

/ INTERNATIONAL

Mexico Supreme Court released the text of his declaration on the unconstitutionality of the marijuana ban.

Argentina The Senate passed a law on medical cannabis and hemp.

/ SCIENCE & HEALTH

One study found that “among a small sample of gynecological cancer Prescribed to patients [medical marijuana] For symptom management, the self-reported follow-up examinations showed relief of symptoms and minimal therapy-related side effects in the majority of patients. “

One study found that “cannabidiol reduces” Binge eating Behavior in mice. “

/ RESPONSIBILITY, OPINION & ANALYSIS

The Editor of the Los Angeles Times criticized how high taxes and strict regulations support the illegal marijuana market.

Colorado NORML protested outside an office of the US Anti-Doping Agency against the suspension of runner Sha’Carri Richardson in connection with marijuana.

The Round table US hemp announced a new group of officers.

/ COMPANIES

Jones Soda Co. issued a $ 2 million unsecured convertible bond to SOL Global Investments Corp. and completed a non-binding term sheet to expand its business to include the manufacture and sale of cannabis-infused beverages, edibles, and related products.

Lantern Partners with Public Companies Freshly Baked and We Can Deliver to Open Massachusetts’ first recreational marijuana supply market.

Jushi Holdings Inc. has completed the acquisition of OhiGrow, LLC and Ohio Green Grow LLC.

Dr. Dabber offered runner Sha’Carri Richardson a $ 250,000 job testing marijuana dab rigs and vape pens.

/ CULTURE

filmmakers Darren Aronofsky tweeted about a new drug policy podcast his company launched with the founder of the Drug Policy Alliance.

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