Top fed drug official says end ‘aura of illegality’ (Newsletter: November 12, 2021)

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DEA deschedules cocaine derivative; Mexican senator blames US for marijuana laws; VA GOP open to legal cannabis sales 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… Hold on, just one second before you read today’s news. Have you thought about giving some financial support to Marijuana Moment? If so, today would be a great day to contribute. We’re planning our reporting for the coming year and it would really help to know what kind of support we can count on. Gordon Parker: “I’m supporting because nobody works harder to report real-time developments out of D.C. and 50 state houses, and you do so with clarity and the perspective of history, focused on facts and not hype.” Check us out on Patreon and sign up to give $25/month today: / TOP THINGS TO KNOW National Institute on Drug Abuse Director Nora Volkow said it’s time to end the “aura of illegality” of drugs, which has perpetuated stigma and created barriers to treatment and harm reduction services. Mexico’s Senate president is blaming the U.S. for failed marijuana criminalization laws as legislators in the country work to craft a legalization bill they hope to pass by the end of next month. The Drug Enforcement Administration is proposing to completely deschedule a cocaine-derived substance used in evaluating Parkinson’s disease—while it refuses to alter marijuana’s strict Schedule I status. Some Virginia Republican lawmakers say they’re open to moving ahead with legal recreational…

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