DEA seeks big boost in cannabis & psychedelics in 2022 (Newsletter: October 18, 2021)

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USDA official’s study: Legalization tied to crime reduction; VA seals marijuana records; Melissa Etheridge & Van Jones talk psychedelics 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… Free to read (but not free to produce)! We’re proud of our newsletter and the reporting we publish at Marijuana Moment, and we’re happy to provide it for free. But it takes a lot of work and resources to make this happen. If you value Marijuana Moment, invest in our success on Patreon so we can expand our coverage and more readers can benefit: https://www.patreon.com/marijuanamoment / TOP THINGS TO KNOW The Drug Enforcement Administration is proposing a massive increase in legal production of marijuana and psychedelics like psilocybin, LSD, MDMA, DMT and mescaline to be used in research next year. That’s on top of a big boost already made in 2021 for cannabis and psilocybin. A new study authored by a researcher with the U.S. Department of Agriculture finds that medical marijuana laws “result in significant reductions in both violent and property crime rates, with larger effects in Mexican border states.” The federal official’s research also finds that existing studies of cannabis legalization’s impact have methodological errors that lead to “underestimation of crime reduction from ending marijuana prohibition.” Virginia officials have sealed more than 64,000 misdemeanor marijuana distribution charges since legalization took effect in July. That’s in addition to 333,000 cannabis possession records sealed under the prior decriminalization law passed last…

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