Lawmakers push fellow Dems on legal cannabis amid policing debate (Newsletter: June 12, 2020)

Lawmakers push fellow Dems on legal cannabis amid policing debate (Newsletter: June 12, 2020)

NV gov pushes mass marijuana pardons; Fed Reserve analyzes legalization; CO gov declares Hemp Week; Study: Concentrates don’t get people higher 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 1,511 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 Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Barbara Lee (D-CA) sent a letter urging fellow House Democrats to consider marijuana legalization as a racial justice measure while policing reform legislation moves through Congress. “It is time that we as Democrats take a stand against this pernicious hold-over from Richard Nixon’s blatant attempt at criminalizing the behavior of African Americans… It’s not all about chokeholds and the police, it’s about blatant, discriminatory, irrational drug laws that have destroyed so many lives.” Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak (D) filed a measure to pardon tens of thousands of people with past marijuana convictions. The state Board of Pardons Commissioners will consider it on Wednesday. “If approved, this resolution will clear the slate…

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