Vermont legal cannabis sales bill moving again (Newsletter: August 19, 2020)

Vermont legal cannabis sales bill moving again (Newsletter: August 19, 2020)

Dem lawmaker: Biden marijuana decrim plan “meaningless”; CDC pushed on cannabis & pain; Psychedelic ceremony guidelines proposed; Reps want DEA action 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 A Vermont House and Senate conference committee charged with reconciling differing versions of a bill to legalize marijuana sales is finally scheduled to have its first meeting on Wednesday following months of coronavirus-imposed delays. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) said that presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s platform of decriminalizing marijuana possession is “essentially meaningless” and that he needs to back full cannabis legalization instead. “Your grandmother is for decriminalization.” Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and a bipartisan group of 10 other lawmakers sent a letter pushing the Drug Enforcement Administration to expeditiously finalize rules for expanding marijuana research and to issue licenses to additional growers of cannabis to be used in studies. They said the…

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