Congressional bill pressures states on drug expungements (Newsletter: December 21, 2020)

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OR prosecutor enacts decrim early; Booker: GA races will decide federal marijuana legalization; WA cannabis homegrow 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… Paid for by readers like you. Marijuana Moment’s newsletter and in-depth cannabis reporting is made possible by the 496 people who subscribe to us on Patreon. Support our work for $25/month and gain access to valuable insider data, exclusive interview audio, and more: https://www.patreon.com/marijuanamoment / TOP THINGS TO KNOW A new bill filed in Congress by Rep. Kwanza Hall (D-GA) pressures states and localities to expunge prior drug convictions by threatening to withhold federal money if they don’t. Hall previously enacted a marijuana decrim as an Atlanta City Council member. The top prosecutor in Multnomah County, Oregon—that state’s most populous county—is dropping drug possession cases early after voters approved a decriminalization measure that doesn’t formally take effect until February. Meanwhile, the state is accepting applications to serve on an advisory board on expanding treatment services in accordance with the ballot measure Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) said that Georgia voters will decide if marijuana will be federally legalized with their votes in two Senate runoffs next month. “Even Joe Biden said he wants to decriminalize it, so the relaxing of laws that better allow states to do what they want to do.” Washington State could finally legalize home cultivation of recreational marijuana under a newly filed bill. The sponsor says it will at least…

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