Congressional vote on cannabis research this week (Newsletter: September 7, 2020)

Congressional vote on cannabis research this week (Newsletter: September 7, 2020)

USDA reopens hemp comments; Top Biden aide talks marijuana decrim; VT lawmakers one issue away from legal cannabis sales deal 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… Your good deed for the 2020 election: donate to an independent publisher like Marijuana Moment and ensure that as many voters as possible have access to the most in-depth cannabis reporting out there. Support our work at https://www.patreon.com/marijuanamoment / TOP THINGS TO KNOW The House Energy and Commerce Committee scheduled a vote on a bill to expand marijuana research on Wednesday. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is reopening the public comment period on hemp regulations after a wide range of stakeholders—from industry to members of Congress—have blasted their original proposal for months. Symone Sanders, a top advisor to Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, spoke about how he plans to decriminalize marijuana and expunge past convictions if elected. “Joe Biden and Kamala Harris don’t believe anyone should be in jail for drug offenses only.” Vermont House and Senate negotiators made significant progress toward a deal on a bill to legalize marijuana sales at their latest conference committee meeting. One outstanding issue…

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