Senate Dems announce cannabis plans for 2021 (Newsletter: February 2, 2021)

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VA marijuana bills advance toward floor; MN leaders’ legal cannabis bill; Census Bureau’s marijuana revenue plan; Biden USDA meets with hemp advocates 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… There are now 499 cannabis-related bills moving through state legislatures and Congress for 2021 sessions. Never let a marijuana bill catch you by surprise with exclusive access to Marijuana Moment’s custom-built cannabis legislation tracker for just $25/month. / TOP THINGS TO KNOW Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NH), Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) announced a plan to release a federal marijuana legalization proposal “in the early part of this year.” “We are committed to working together to put forward and advance comprehensive cannabis reform legislation that will not only turn the page on this sad chapter in American history, but also undo the devastating consequences of these discriminatory policies. The Senate will make consideration of these reforms a priority.” Five Virginia House and Senate committees and subcommittees have advanced marijuana legalization bills in the past three days alone as Friday’s key crossover deadline approaches. Minnesota’s House speaker and majority leader filed a bill to legalize marijuana in 2021. Its path through the Republican-controlled Senate remains unclear, but Gov. Tim Walz (D) is on board with legalizing cannabis. The U.S. Census Bureau announced another new move to collect marijuana revenue data from states—and this one includes not only sales taxes but…

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