RI legal cannabis bill approved in committee (Newsletter: June 15, 2021)

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MT anti-marijuana orgs drop lawsuit; “Mass scale” NE medical cannabis campaign launches; Local decrim push in OH, SC & WV 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… *Rattling the tip jar* Got a few dollars you can spare to help Marijuana Moment pay our writers, keep our website running and grow into the kind of robust news organization the fast-paced world of drug policy deserves? Join us for $25/month and be a part of our work: https://www.patreon.com/marijuanamoment / TOP THINGS TO KNOW The Rhode Island Senate Judiciary Committee amended and approved a marijuana legalization bill. It’s the first time recreational cannabis legislation has ever advanced in the state legislature. Montana anti-marijuana groups are moving to dismiss their own lawsuit that sought to overturn a voter-approved legalization ballot measure. Implementation legislation approved by lawmakers addressed the central dispute about allocating cannabis revenue. Nebraska activists are preparing to launch a “mass scale” signature gathering drive to qualify at least one—and possibly several—medical cannabis ballot measures for 2022. Lawmakers have also discussed a potential recreational marijuana initiative. The Sensible Movement Coalition is working to put marijuana decriminalization measures on local ballots across Ohio, South Carolina and West Virginia. A separate group is spearheading local cannabis efforts in Texas. / FEDERAL The U.S. Department of Agriculture said licensed hemp businesses are eligible for Rural Cooperative Development Grants and Rural Innovation Stronger Economy Grant Program. A federal judge said a lawsuit over…

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