US territory gov pushes legal cannabis to help economy (Newsletter: April 29, 2020)

US territory gov pushes legal cannabis to help economy (Newsletter: April 29, 2020)

House candidate/fmr prosecutor talks legal marijuana; Mexican senator wants legal cannabis economic boost; Trade groups/credit unions push COVID funds 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 U.S. Virgin Islands Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. (D) announced that he’s submitting a revised version of a marijuana legalization bill to boost tax revenue to fund the territory’s government employees retirement program amid the coronavirus outbreak. “Once again, it is not the panacea, but certainly cutting the annuity of retirees by 30% cannot be the path either.” In a new interview with Marijuana Moment, New York Democratic congressional candidate Adam Schleifer spoke about how his experience as a former federal prosecutor informs his support for legalizing cannabis. “We should let American farmers and not international drug cartels meet the demand for marijuana under the framework of federal safety and purity regulation by the FDA. And federal legalization…

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