How US bullied world into sports cannabis ban (Newsletter: July 12, 2021)

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White House wants meeting on marijuana & athletes; Senators push aid for cannabis biz; MO gov vetoes marijuana tax deduction bill 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. / TOP THINGS TO KNOW The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency said harsh global marijuana penalties against Olympic athletes like Sha’Carri Richardson “must change.” Meanwhile, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy is pursuing a meeting to discuss cannabis in sports with the World Anti-Doping Agency. Reps. Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) led a congressional sign-on letter calling on the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency to change “outdated and restrictive” policies that punish athletes like Richardson for marijuana. “We believe that cannabis does not meet the description of scientifically proven risk or harm to the athlete and the USADA is perpetuating stereotypes and rhetoric fueled by the racist War on Drugs by claiming its usage, in private use and outside of competition, violates the ‘spirit of the sport.’” Sen. Jacky Rosen (D-NV) led a group of 10 senators—including Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Cory Booker (D-NJ)—in calling for an upcoming spending bill report to include a provision clarifying that marijuana businesses can access federal Small Business Administration loans and assistance.…

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