Schumer talks legal cannabis strategy (Newsletter: July 23, 2021)

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AOC’s psychedelics amendment; Congressman bulldozes marijuana plants; Vote to federally protect state laws next week; MS medical cannabis negotiations 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… Paid for by readers like you. Marijuana Moment’s newsletter and in-depth cannabis reporting is made possible by the nearly 700 people who subscribe to us on Patreon. Support our work for $25/month and gain access to valuable insider data, exclusive interview audio, and more: / TOP THINGS TO KNOW Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) spoke to The View about his strategy to get the votes needed to pass a new federal marijuana legalization bill—including asking senators what changes they want made to the draft. “We’re now going around to our colleagues saying, ‘Would you sign onto the bill? And if you don’t like what’s in the bill and want some modifications, tell us.’” Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-CA), Tom McClintock (R-CA), Eleanor Homes Norton (D-DC) and Barbara Lee (D-CA) are circulating a Dear Colleague letter to build support for an amendment to protect all state and tribal marijuana laws from federal interference. It could get a House floor vote next week. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) filed a new amendment to promote research on the medical benefits of psychedelics like psilocybin and MDMA. Additional new proposals from other lawmakers would push the Food and Drug Administration to regulate CBD and remove protections from universities that study marijuana. Anti-marijuana Rep. Doug LaMalfa…

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