Congresswoman slams Biden’s DC cannabis move (Newsletter: June 1, 2021)

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TX medical marijuana & psychedelics bills to gov; TN gov signs medical cannabis expansion; War on ballot initiatives targets legalization 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 650+ 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 Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) told Marijuana Moment in an interview that she’s “very disappointed” President Joe Biden’s budget would keep blocking Washington, D.C. from legalizing cannabis sales. “It’s hard to reconcile with his strong support for D.C. statehood.” Texas lawmakers sent bills to expand the limited medical cannabis program and require the state to study the therapeutic benefits of psychedelics to the desk of Gov. Greg Abbott (R). But separate measures to lower penalties for marijuana concentrates and regulate hemp did not cross the finish line by the end of the session. Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee (R) signed a bill to add new qualifying conditions to the state’s limited medical cannabis program and create a commission to study further expansion—though that would be contingent on federal rescheduling. An op-ed from the Marijuana Policy Projects highlights how cannabis is in the crosshairs of a new war on ballot initiatives. In state after state, legalization opponents have resorted to trying to block…

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