Top fed official admits legal cannabis doesn’t boost teen use (Newsletter: August 27, 2021)

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CA psychedelics bill stalls; NY gov: implementing marijuana market a priority; Another NC Senate committee approves medical cannabis 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: https://www.patreon.com/marijuanamoment / TOP THINGS TO KNOW National Institute on Drug Abuse Director Nora Volkow admitted in a new interview that advocates were “right” that teen marijuana use wouldn’t go up under legalization despite her prior fears. She also spoke about harm reduction, the need to end drug criminalization, the therapeutic potential of psychedelics and the ways in which federal law impedes cannabis research. The comments come in an interview on Drug Policy Alliance founder Ethan Nadelmann’s podcast. New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) will make it a “priority” to appoint and confirm members to the state’s new marijuana regulatory body so that sales can get underway sooner rather than later, her office said. Top lawmakers have discussed cannabis with the new governor recently. The California Senate-passed bill to legalize possession of psychedelics like LSD, psilocybin and MDMA will not get an Assembly floor vote this year. It’s still alive as a two-year bill but is being slowed down to work out disagreements and build support. The North Carolina…

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