Congress to vote on cannabis research this week (Newsletter: December 8, 2020)

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CBO: Federal marijuana bill would boost budget by billions; GOP lawmakers complains to Pelosi about Dem’s cannabis mask; NE 2022 legalization effort 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… Hold on, just one second before you read today’s news. Have you thought about giving some financial support to Marijuana Moment? If so, today would be a great day to contribute. We’re planning our reporting for the coming year and it would really help to know what kind of support we can count on. Check us out on Patreon and sign up to give $25/month today: https://www.patreon.com/marijuanamoment / TOP THINGS TO KNOW Just days after passing a federal marijuana legalization bill, the House of Representatives is set this week to vote on a cannabis research bill that would—among other things—let scientists study products from state-legal dispensaries for the first time. The Congressional Budget Office projected that the marijuana legalization bill the House passed last week would add $13.7 billion in net revenue to the federal budget over 10 years. It would also cut 73,000 years worth of prison time and save $1 billion in incarceration costs. Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) sent a letter of complaint to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) about the marijuana mask that Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR)  wore during last week’s floor debate on a cannabis legalization bill. “Legality aside, it’s unbecoming for a House member to wear clothing that promotes the use of any recreational…

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