State Dept. highlights cannabis discrimination—overseas (Newsletter: June 23, 2020)

State Dept. highlights cannabis discrimination—overseas (Newsletter: June 23, 2020)

GOP attacks Biden’s drug policy record; Defense Dept. hemp ban memo; VeggieTales creator explains drug war racism 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 444 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 The U.S. State Department issued a report that highlighting religious discrimination faced by marijuana consumers in other counties, while ignoring domestic policies that arrest hundreds of thousands of people for cannabis every year. A new memo from the Republican National Committee goes after presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s efforts to expand the war on drugs as a senator. “From the war on drugs, to police militarization, Joe Biden has a long record of supporting questionable criminal justice policies.” A little-noticed Department of Defense memo bans the use of hemp products by all active and reserve military service members. “I find that protecting the integrity of the drug…

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