Top fed drug official slams racist criminalization (Newsletter: September 3, 2021)

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House committee orders military drug testing review; Denver cannabis tax initiative; Strong IL marijuana sales; CA psilocybin measure’s fiscal impact 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 National Institute on Drug Abuse Director Nora Volkow, who has recently become a vocal critic of criminalization, says we don’t need any more research to show the drug war’s racist impact. “In science, we often must say that we don’t yet have an answer, that ‘more research is needed,.’ “But the evidence here is straightforward and solid, and needs to inform an urgent conversation.” The House Armed Services Committee voted to direct the Pentagon to conduct a review of racially discriminatory drug testing practices in the military. The California Legislative Analyst’s Office says a psilocybin legalization ballot measure could save millions in enforcement dollars but would also have implementation costs—though those could be offset by taxes and fees generated from psychedelic sales. Denver, Colorado voters will decide on a ballot initiative in November to increase the local…

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