Senate approves dispensary cannabis research measure (Newsletter: August 11, 2021)

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WI lawmakers announce legalization bill at IL dispensary; USDA approves CO hemp plan; MI funds research on marijuana for PTSD with cannabis revenue 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: / TOP THINGS TO KNOW The Senate approved an infrastructure bill that contains provisions directing federal agencies to create a process to let researchers study marijuana that consumers actually buy from dispensaries, instead of just using government-grown cannabis. The House has already passed similar legislation. Wisconsin lawmakers announced a new marijuana legalization bill—at a press conference outside a cannabis dispensary in neighboring Illinois. The U.S. Department of Agriculture approved Colorado’s hemp plan—a move that Gov. Jared Polis (D) celebrated at a press conference he held next to a hemp field where he unveiled a congratulatory quote from Willie Nelson. Michigan’s attorney general and solicitor general filed a brief arguing that people who are fired for off-the-job marijuana use are not disqualified for unemployment benefits. Michigan regulators are spending $20 million in marijuana tax revenue to fund research on the benefits of medical cannabis for military veterans. The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies is getting nearly $13 million…

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