Legal cannabis heads to CT gov’s desk (Newsletter: June 18, 2021)

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FL Court blocks marijuana initiative; Drug war hearing in Congress; Advocates’ federal legalization amendments; Poll: Voters back drug 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… By starting a $10 per month pledge on Patreon—or about 45 cents per issue of this newsletter—you can help us rely less on ads to cover our expenses, hire more journalists and bring you even more marijuana news. https://www.patreon.com/marijuanamoment / TOP THINGS TO KNOW Connecticut lawmakers sent a marijuana legalization bill to the desk of Gov. Ned Lamont (D), who announced he will sign it into law after recent changes addressed concerns that led him to issue a veto threat earlier this week. On Thursday’s 50th anniversary of President Richard Nixon declaring the war on drugs, congressional lawmakers formally filed a bill to decriminalize all drugs and held a hearing on the harms of prohibition enforcement. The Florida Supreme Court invalidated another marijuana legalization ballot measure because, the justices say, its ballot summary is “misleading.” They already blocked one cannabis initiative in April. Activists have to start all over for 2022 now. The Parabola Center—a new organization led by former Massachusetts marijuana regulator Shaleen Title—proposed changes to a federal legalization bill to prevent big businesses from shutting communities harmed by the drug war out of the cannabis industry. Another new poll found that a strong majority of U.S. voters support decriminalizing all drugs. The survey, published by The Appeal and Data…

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