CA gov cites legal cannabis as civil rights issue (Newsletter: June 8, 2020)

CA gov cites legal cannabis as civil rights issue (Newsletter: June 8, 2020)

NJ bill would decrim a pound of marijuana; Bermuda AG releases legal cannabis proposal; ABA wants COVID funds for law firms working with cannabiz 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… This issue of Marijuana Moment, and our original reporting that is featured in it, are made possible by the generous support of 439 Patreon sponsors. Cannabis industry professionals receive valuable rewards for pledges of $25 and up. Check out the perks of being a sponsor on our Patreon page. https://www.patreon.com/marijuanamoment / TOP THINGS TO KNOW As New Jersey voters prepare to decide on a marijuana legalization referendum in November, three senators—including the president pro tem—filed an incremental bill to decriminalize possession and distribution of up to a pound of cannabis in the meantime. California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) held up the state’s marijuana legalization law as a “civil rights call” as protests erupt over police brutality and unfair enforcement against black Americans. He also discussed broader “ills of this war on drugs.” Bermuda’s attorney general released a marijuana legalization bill for public feedback. The government had previously floated medical cannabis legislation but input on that indicated…

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