Sanders says Biden can act on cannabis, but he hasn’t (Newsletter: August 12, 2021)

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Fed drug official slams criminalization; Senate marijuana biz aid amendment; NH allows cannabis for opioid disorder; MS deal nears for special session 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… BREAKING: Journalism is often consumed for free, but costs money to produce! While this newsletter is proudly sent without cost to you, our ability to send it each day depends on the financial support of readers who can afford to give it. So if you’ve got a few dollars to spare each month and believe in the work we do, please consider joining us on Patreon today. https://www.patreon.com/marijuanamoment / TOP THINGS TO KNOW Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) discussed President Joe Biden’s refusal to take administrative action marijuana reform. “Joe Biden and I on marijuana… I think marijuana should be legalized. We do [could] that fairly simply. But yeah, so we have differences.” The head of the National Institute on Drug Abuse—the top federal agency on drugs and health—said criminalization perpetuates “overwhelming stigma” that treats consumers in a “demeaning and dehumanizing way.” “An effective public health response to substance use and substance use disorders must consider the policy landscape of criminalizing substance use, which constitutes a major socially sanctioned form of stigma.” Sen. John Hickenlooper (D-CO) filed an amendment on “ensuring that small businesses have access to loans and technical assistance in States that have legalized the use of cannabis” but it wasn’t considered as part of the budget…

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