Mayors across US push Biden for cannabis reform (Newsletter: September 14, 2021)

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Biden drug war clemency move; Top drug official talks psychedelics & marijuana; 1st NY cannabis retail license apps accepted; MT ad rules revised 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 In a new interview with Marijuana Moment, National Institute on Drug Abuse Director Nora Volkow said research demonstrating the benefits of psychedelics may be causing more people to use them. She also said scientists should be able to study the cannabis that consumers are actually buying from dispensaries instead of just using government-grown weed. The top federal drug science official also talked about the need for drug decriminalization: “I’d like to see decriminalization of the individual that is taking drugs. There is no justification to put them in jail or prison. And in fact, it jeopardizes their outcome.” The Federal Bureau of Prisons has asked about 1,000 federal prisoners with drug convictions to apply for clemency. It could be the start of mass pardons for people on home confinement so they don’t have to return to prison after the COVID-19 pandemic emergency is lifted. The U.S. Conference of Mayors passed a resolution…

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