Advocates slam federal legal cannabis bill amendment (Newsletter: December 28, 2020)

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What Trump’s marijuana pardon means; PA officials teach kids about hemp; Study: Legalization reduces bankruptcy rates 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… Your good deed for the day: donate to an independent publisher like Marijuana Moment and ensure that as many voters as possible have access to the most in-depth cannabis reporting out there. Support our work at https://www.patreon.com/marijuanamoment / TOP THINGS TO KNOW The federal marijuana legalization bill approved by the House this month contains a last-minute amendment that advocates say could undermine social equity efforts by requiring a federal permit for businesses that can be denied due to cannabis convictions—but they’ve secured a commitment from House leaders to remove the provision next time the legislation comes up. Marijuana Moment interviewed Weldon Angelos, who received a pardon from President Trump last week for a cannabis conviction that cost him over a decade of his life in prison. He spoke about getting the news via a phone call from a U.S. senator, what the act of clemency means for his life and his ongoing efforts to secure similar help for other people with cannabis convictions. The Pennsylvania Departments of Agriculture and Education announced that elementary and high school students will get a lesson on “plant-based plastics made from hemp” at the state’s annual Farm Show next month. / FEDERAL The U.S. Department of Agriculture posted another short podcast about hemp crop insurance. Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN)…

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