Congress ends drug conviction ban for student aid (Newsletter: December 22, 2020)

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IRS official notes marijuana’s momentum; ACLU & NAACP push NJ gov for cannabis pardons; GOP congressman would “go easy” on marijuana as AG or POTUS 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… Well, what’s next? With big wins in 2020 for cannabis, psilocybin and drug decriminalization, strong expert reporting is needed to closely track how these developments fully unfold. I think that —with your help—Marijuana Moment is more than equipped to do this work, and tools like our Bill Tracker can help our readers stay informed. You can gain access to the Bill Tracker if you support Marijuana Moment on Patreon for $25/month: https://www.patreon.com/marijuanamoment / TOP THINGS TO KNOW A large-scale congressional stimulus and appropriations bill finally repeals a federal law that has blocked hundreds of thousands of students from getting financial aid just because they have marijuana or other drug convictions. The legislation also continues to protect state medical cannabis laws from federal interference, extends the hemp pilot program and bans Washington, D.C. from legalizing recreational marijuana sales—but does not include House-passed provisions to expand banking access for the cannabis industry. Report language attached to the bill contains directives on hemp, CBD and other issues for federal agencies. Internal Revenue Service Commissioner for the Small Business/Self Employed Division Eric Hylton acknowledged that marijuana reform is “moving in a direction where potentially all states will have it legalized” in a new webinar about tax compliance guidance for…

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