Maryland gov vetoes cannabis record sealing bill (Newsletter: May 11, 2020)

Maryland gov vetoes cannabis record sealing bill (Newsletter: May 11, 2020)

USDA approves MA hemp plan; Marijuana groups push for banking in COVID package; Cannabis biz coronavirus aid bill gets more support 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 Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) vetoed a bill that would have shielded 200,000 people’s marijuana convictions from public view. He did it not because he opposed the move but in protest of lawmakers not passing separate criminal justice legislation he wanted. The U.S. Department of Agriculture approved hemp regulatory plans for Massachusetts and five Indian tribes. A coalition of marijuana groups—including the National Cannabis Industry Association, Americans for Safe Access, Marijuana Policy Project, Minority Cannabis Business Association and NORML— is asking Congress to include industry banking access in the next coronavirus relief bill. “As recent reports show that viruses can live on cash for up to 17 days, the public safety concerns of this cash-only…

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