Trump taps anti-cannabis congressman as chief of staff (Newsletter: March 10, 2020)

Trump taps anti-cannabis congressman as chief of staff (Newsletter: March 10, 2020)

Biden misspeaks on legalization; Sanders invites crowd to marijuana ceremony; USDA blames DEA for hemp rules; Trump asked for cannabis clemency Subscribe to receive Marijuana Moment’s newsletter in your inbox every weekday morning. It’s the best way to make sure you know which cannabis stories are shaping the day. (function() { window.mc4wp = window.mc4wp || { listeners: [], forms: { on: function(evt, cb) { window.mc4wp.listeners.push( { event : evt, callback: cb } ); } } } })(); Email address: Leave this field empty if you’re human: Your support makes Marijuana Moment possible… By starting a $10 per month pledge on Patreon—or about 45 cents per issue of this newsletter—you can help us rely less on ads to cover our expenses, hire more journalists and bring you even more marijuana news. https://www.patreon.com/marijuanamoment / TOP THINGS TO KNOW Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC), President Trump’s new White House chief of staff, has consistently voted against marijuana reform measures in Congress. Among amendments he opposed are ones that would expand military veterans’ medical cannabis access, shield state legalization laws from federal interference and protect kids and families who use CBD medicines from prosecution by the Department of Justice. He was also one of a small handful of lawmakers to praise then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions when he rescinded Obama-era protections for state marijuana laws in 2018. For at least the second time in recent weeks, former Vice President Joe Biden (D), a presidential candidate, appeared to voice support for legalizing marijuana—a policy his campaign says he…

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