Arizona legal cannabis measure qualifies for ballot (Newsletter: August 12, 2020)

Arizona legal cannabis measure qualifies for ballot (Newsletter: August 12, 2020)

VP Pence slams marijuana banking in COVID bill; Joe Kennedy: Psychedelics have medical ‘promise’; Blumenauer talks Biden, cannabis & psilocybin 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 Arizona’s secretary of state certified that activists collected enough valid signatures to place a marijuana legalization measure on the November ballot. Vice President Mike Pence criticized Democrats for including cannabis banking provisions in their latest coronavirus relief bill. “The bill that they passed actually mentions marijuana more than it mentions jobs.” Formerly anti-marijuana-legalization Rep. Joe Kennedy (D-MA) now says that psychedelics are “quite promising” for treating depression and PTSD. He voted against a House amendment last year to expand psilocybin and MDMA research. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) spoke to Marijuana Moment about his view that a President Joe Biden will be a “constructive player” on cannabis He also discussed Oregon ballot measures to decriminalize drugs and…

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