House begins cannabis debate, with vote Friday (Newsletter: December 4, 2020)

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Top NY GOP lawmaker: Legal marijuana in 2021; Feds host cannabis & cancer conference; Scientist sues DEA; GOP slams Dems over legalization bill 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… Cannabis in 2021: Will federal prohibition finally fall? Will growing momentum at the state level influence national policy changes? Which states will be next to experiment with reform? If you support us on Patreon, you’ll not just support us as we dig into these questions but you’ll have access to tools like our Bill Tracker to help you keep an eye on developments yourself. Join us for $25/month here: https://www.patreon.com/marijuanamoment / TOP THINGS TO KNOW The House of Representatives debated and approved the rule under which a federal marijuana legalization bill will be considered. Debate and a final vote on the cannabis legislation itself is expected on Friday. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined dozens of other Republican lawmakers in criticizing Democrats for putting a marijuana legalization bill on the House floor this week. “The House of Representatives is spending this week on pressing issues like marijuana. You know, serious, important legislation benefiting the national crisis.” New York’s Republican Assembly minority leader said he agrees with Democrats that the state will legalize marijuana in 2021. “There’s still back and forth but I suspect this year, this will actually get done.” Another scientist is suing the Drug Enforcement Administration over its failure to act on his application…

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