NY legal cannabis bill unveiled, with votes this week (Newsletter: March 29, 2021)

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VA could speed up legal marijuana; NM gov calls cannabis session; MX lawmakers to legalize; NY mayor wants cannabis-funded reparations 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 New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) and top lawmakers unveiled a revised marijuana legalization bill that they intend to enact into law this week. New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) formally called lawmakers into a special session for Tuesday to finish the job of getting a marijuana legalization bill to her desk “for the good of the people and future of our great state.” Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) is signaling he’ll push to legalize marijuana possession as of July 1—years ahead of the current plan. Advocates also want Northam to push lawmakers to amend the legal cannabis bill in other ways—for example to remove new penalties and speed up the legal sales date as well. His proposed changes are due to lawmakers on Wednesday, then they’ll vote on them on April 7. “I personally don’t think we should be arresting or penalizing somebody for something we’re getting ready to legalize.” Meanwhile, leaders in Virginia’s House of Delegates also joined the call to move marijuana legalization up…

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