Cannabis banking backed by nearly ⅓ of Senate (Newsletter: March 24, 2021)

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NY gets over legalization “impasse”; CO gov signs marijuana equity bill; GOP rep hits Biden on cannabis firings; SD gov wants decrim 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… Paid for by readers like you. Marijuana Moment’s newsletter and in-depth cannabis reporting is made possible by the more than 600 people who subscribe to us on Patreon. Support our work for $25/month and gain access to valuable insider data, exclusive interview audio, and more: https://www.patreon.com/marijuanamoment / TOP THINGS TO KNOW Sens. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Steve Daines (R-MT), along with nearly a third of the entire Senate, filed their chamber’s version of a bill to increase marijuana businesses’ access to banks. The House companion was introduced with more than 100 cosponsors last week. Colorado Gov. Jared Polis (D) signed a bill to give aid to marijuana businesses, with an emphasis on equity licensees. Meanwhile, the House of Representatives passed a bill to double the amount of cannabis that can be legally possessed in the state. New York’s Senate majority leader said marijuana legalization negotiations with Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) have gotten over an “impasse” on impaired driving issues and the bill is expected “in the next day or so.” “I think we are really, really really close on marijuana.” South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R)—who vetoed hemp legalization in 2019—is now circulating a compromise medical cannabis implementation proposal that would also decriminalize an ounce of marijuana for…

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