Biden health pick could boost cannabis reform efforts (Newsletter: December 9, 2020)

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Congress sends marijuana penalty directive to military; Canada OKs therapists to psilocybin; SD gov slams voters’ cannabis decision; Expungements poll 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… Free to read (but not free to produce)! We’re proud of our newsletter and the reporting we publish at Marijuana Moment, and we’re happy to provide it for free. But it takes a lot of work and resources to make this happen. If you value Marijuana Moment, invest in our success on Patreon so we can expand our coverage and more readers can benefit: https://www.patreon.com/marijuanamoment / TOP THINGS TO KNOW Xavier Becerra, who President-elect Joe Biden selected to serve as health and human services secretary, supports legalizing marijuana and voted in Congress to protect state laws from federal intervention. If confirmed by the Senate, he would play a key role in cannabis rescheduling decisions. “Just as we allow alcohol to be sold, we’ve come into the 21st century and announced that it’s better to regulate marijuana than criminalize it. The federal government has to catch up and get into the 21st century.” The House of Representatives approved that final version of the National Defense Authorization Act, which contains a marijuana penalty directive urging the Pentagon to “ensure the military departments are not excluding talent from the pool of eligible individuals who volunteer to serve.” That said, in NDAA negotiations with the Senate, Democratic leaders agreed to give up House-passed provisions…

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