RI cannabis legalization bills approved for floor votes (Newsletter: May 19, 2022)

RI cannabis legalization bills approved for floor votes (Newsletter: May 19, 2022)
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MN Senate blocks legal marijuana vote; State regulators push banking; NY hemp bill; MA cannabis sales top $3 billion 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… Your good deed for the day: donate to an independent publisher like Marijuana Moment and ensure that as many voters as possible have access to the most in-depth cannabis reporting out there. Support our work at https://www.patreon.com/marijuanamoment / TOP THINGS TO KNOW The Rhode Island Senate Judiciary Committee and House Finance Committee both approved identical marijuana legalization bills, with floor votes on final passage set for next week. The Republican-controlled Minnesota Senate blocked the Democratic minority leader’s motion to bring a marijuana legalization bill to the floor for consideration. The Democratic-run House of Representatives passed legal cannabis last year and Gov. Tim Walz (D) supports the reform. A group of state marijuana regulators from across the U.S. sent a letter telling congressional leaders that the lack of banking access doesn’t just impact cannabis businesses—it also impedes government agencies themselves by making it harder to get financial services. The New York Senate and Assembly approved a bill to encourage businesses to use hemp materials for packaging, construction and other industrial purposes. The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission reported that the state’s licensed retailers have now sold more than $3 billion worth of legal recreational marijuana products since sales launched. The $2 billion mark was crossed just eight months ago. / FEDERAL Federal prosecutors…

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