Surgeon general backs cannabis decrim (Newsletter: July 19, 2021)

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MD House speaker: put marijuana on ballot; More cannabis protections in Congress; RI Senate pres’s legalization talks; IL cannabis $ for anti-violence 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… Your good deed for the day: donate to an independent publisher like Marijuana Moment and ensure that as many voters as possible have access to the most in-depth cannabis reporting out there. Support our work at / TOP THINGS TO KNOW Surgeon General Vivek Murthy appeared to endorse decriminalizing marijuana. “When it comes to decriminalization, I don’t think that there is value to individuals or to society to lock people up for marijuana use. I don’t think that serves anybody well.” The House Appropriations Committee approved spending bills and reports that protect state medical cannabis laws from federal interference, encourage marijuana and CBD research and note the lifesaving potential of safe consumption sites for illegal drugs. The measures also protect universities from being punished for studying cannabis, note the painkilling value of kratom and remove restrictions on using federal funds for syringe access programs. Maryland’s House speaker pledged to pass legislation “early next year” to put a marijuana legalization referendum on the 2022 ballot, and she’s forming a working group to figure out details. The Senate president cosponsored a legal cannabis bill this session. Rhode Island’s Senate president said he’s had “discussions” about reaching a marijuana legalization compromise with the House and that he hopes lawmakers will…

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