Biden puts cannabis decrim in plan for Black America (Newsletter: May 6, 2020)

Biden puts cannabis decrim in plan for Black America (Newsletter: May 6, 2020)

DC Council eases psychedelics decrim path to ballot; ND activists reassess legal marijuana plan; MA hearing on state COVID cannabis biz 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 The Washington, D.C. Council approved a bill that will make it easier for a psychedelics decriminalization measure to qualify for the ballot by easing signature gathering restrictions. The campaign’s petition is also expected to be formally approved by the Board of Elections on Wednesday, and Marijuana Moment got an exclusive look at a mailer it is sending to thousands of voters. Former Vice President Joe Biden (D) is touting his support for decriminalizing marijuana possession in a new “Plan For Black America” that his presidential campaign is rolling out this week. He continues to oppose fully legalizing the cannabis market, however. “He will end, once and for all, the federal crack and powder cocaine…

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