Cannabis banking bill comes back to Congress (Newsletter: March 18, 2021)

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Biden drug czar fav touted marijuana benefits; Schumer wades into NY legalization debate; RI drug decrim bill; NH homegrow hearing 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 / TOP THINGS TO KNOW Rahul Gupta, President Biden’s leading pick to be director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, oversaw the expansion of West Virginia’s medical marijuana program and has repeatedly touted cannabis’s health benefits. The drug czar is legally required to oppose efforts to legalize Schedule I drugs, so it would be somewhat awkward for a person to step into the role after implementing a state medical marijuana program that licenses people to break federal law. “We want to do it because lives are at stake. They are depending on the program to be successful. Many people are in chronic pain. We want to take on that challenge.”  Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) and a bipartisan group of cosponsors will refile a marijuana banking bill in Congress on Thursday. The House approved versions of the legislation three times last Congress, only to die in the Senate. As New York lawmakers and Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) negotiate a deal on marijuana legalization,…

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