MN House panel touts cannabis decrim for racial justice (Newsletter: December 29, 2020)

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NJ marijuana bill hits snag; CBO examines cannabis research bill’s budget impact; DC decriminalizes drug paraphernalia 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… Looking for more cannabis news and resources? If you support our reporting with a monthly donation of $25 or more, we’ll give you access to our Cannabis Bill Tracker, exclusive material from our interviews and more. Don’t miss out – join us at https://www.patreon.com/marijuanamoment / TOP THINGS TO KNOW New Jersey marijuana legislation hit another snag as Gov. Phil Murphy (D) said he is unwilling to sign current bills that remove penalties for those under 21. But under the voter-approved ballot measure, legal cannabis will be a state constitutional right as of January 1 and it’s not clear lawmakers can enact a fix by then. The Minnesota House Select Committee On Racial Justice issued a report recommending that the state decriminalize marijuana and expunge records for past cannabis convictions. In a new report, the Congressional Budget Office estimates that a marijuana research bill approved by the House this month would have a “negligible” impact on the federal deficit because cannabis cultivators would pay registration fees to cover costs. Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) signed a bill to decriminalize drug paraphernalia and allow the distribution of harm reduction tools that advocates say will save lives. / FEDERAL The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a fact sheet on marijuana- and drug-impaired driving. /…

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