GOP congressman blames Dems for not legalizing cannabis (Newsletter: December 27, 2021)

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Pakistani official harvests 1st hemp plants; MT marijuana sales start soon; Researcher uses Reddit to study legalization arguments 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 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: / TOP THINGS TO KNOW Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) is blaming Democrats—and the Congressional Black Caucus in particular—for the failure to pass federal marijuana legalization. But most Democrats in the House voted to legalize cannabis last year while all but five Republicans opposed it. Pakistan’s minister of science and technology personally harvested the nation’s first legal hemp plants under the government’s new program for the crop. A researcher analyzed more than 3 million Reddit comments to understand what kinds of arguments are driving the marijuana debate as support for legalization increases. Montana’s legal recreational marijuana sales are set to begin on January 1. / FEDERAL The U.S. Department of Agriculture said licensed hemp businesses are eligible for its Rural Innovation Stronger Economy Grant Program. California Democratic congressional candidate Lourin Hubbard tweeted, “I definitely support legalization. Even further I support the immediate release and expungement of criminal records due to marijuana possession.” The House bill to shield military veterans from losing benefits over state-legal marijuana got one new cosponsor…

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