DEA files rules to license new cannabis growers (Newsletter: March 23, 2020)

DEA files rules to license new cannabis growers (Newsletter: March 23, 2020)

NE medical marijuana push suspended; Cannabis industry asks Congress for COVID relief funds; NY lawmaker: Legalization can wait til after coronavirus 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… There are now 1,460 cannabis-related bills moving through state legislatures and Congress for 2020 sessions. Never let a marijuana bill catch you by surprise with exclusive access to Marijuana Moment’s custom-built cannabis legislation tracker for just $25/month. https://www.patreon.com/marijuanamoment / TOP THINGS TO KNOW The Drug Enforcement Administration issued updated regulations to license more growers of marijuana for research. One big change from the current system is that DEA itself would take ownership of all the cannabis and distribute it to scientists. The Nebraska medical cannabis ballot initiative campaign is the latest drug policy reform effort to suspend signature gathering operations due to the coronavirus pandemic. A key New York senator told Marijuana Moment that while legal cannabis may not end up in the budget due to urgent coronavirus focus, there’s “no reason we cannot negotiate and pass a nation-leading legalization model when the crisis is over.” A coalition of marijuana industry trade groups sent a letter asking congressional leaders…

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