New GOP federal legal cannabis bill (Newsletter: May 13, 2021)

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NE medical marijuana bill filibustered; MN House leader expects Republican legalization votes; LA smokable marijuana heads to Senate floor 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… Before you dig into today’s cannabis news, I wanted you to know you can keep this resource free and published daily by subscribing to Marijuana Moment on Patreon. We’re a small independent publication diving deep into the cannabis world and rely on readers like you to keep going. Join us at https://www.patreon.com/marijuanamoment / TOP THINGS TO KNOW Reps. Dave Joyce (R-OH) and Don Young (R-AK) filed a new bill to federally legalize marijuana while providing specific protections for banking and military veterans. The Food and Drug Administration and Treasury Department would be required to issue cannabis regulations—modeled on those for alcohol—within a year. It also has research provisions. Nebraska’s unicameral legislature failed to overcome a filibuster on a medical cannabis bill, only getting 31 of a needed 33 votes to advance the measure. Supporters say they’ll take the marijuana issue to the ballot in 2022. Minnesota’s House majority leader, whose cannabis legalization bill is up for a floor vote on Thursday, told Marijuana Moment in an interview that he expects it to get Republican votes. The GOP-controlled Senate is another matter, though. The Louisiana Senate Health and Welfare Committee approved a House-passed bill to legalize smokable medical cannabis, sending it to the floor for a final vote. Meanwhile, a House vote…

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