Democrats defeat legal cannabis platform amendment (Newsletter: July 28, 2020)

Democrats defeat legal cannabis platform amendment (Newsletter: July 28, 2020)

Navy bans sailors’ hemp shampoo; DC psychedelics decrim has enough sigs in counting; OR officials: Drug decrim will lower disparities & cut costs 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 Democratic National Committee’s platform committee voted 106 to 50 to reject an amendment to endorse legalizing marijuana. “I’m imploring all of you to approach this with an open mind and heart. Do something big here. Take one small but meaningful step toward changing the course of history. If my black life matters to you, you will consider this amendment.” Navy Secretary Kenneth J. Braithwaite issued a memo banning sailors and marines from using hemp soaps, shampoos and lotions as part of a broader prohibition on legal hemp and CBD products. “Substance misuse by members of the Armed Forces is incompatible with military standards of good order and discipline, performance, and operational readiness.…

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