Congress advances cannabis banking, ads & immigrant protections (Newsletter: June 16, 2022)

Congress advances cannabis banking, ads & immigrant protections (Newsletter: June 16, 2022)
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WH drug czar: Biden eyeing marijuana laws; GOP pro-legalization rep wins primary; MD cannabis hearing; MO GOP Senate candidate’s “pot for potholes” ad 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 House Appropriations Committee leaders included marijuana-related protections for immigrants, banking and advertising in new spending bills being voted on in subcommittees this week. White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Director Rahul Gupta said the Biden administration is “monitoring” marijuana legalization policies because the current federal approach has “not been working.” He also voiced support for broader drug harm reduction—potentially including decriminalization and safe consumption sites. Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC)—lead sponsor of a GOP-led marijuana legalization bill—defeated a primary reelection challenger who attacked her for her reform advocacy. Marijuana Moment compiled an analysis of what that means for the cannabis reform fight in Congress this year and in the future. The Maryland House Cannabis Referendum and Legalization Workgroup held its first hearing since legislation to put reform on the November ballot was enacted. Lawmakers heard testimony on how other states are regulating and taxing marijuana—issues that are still to be decided in future sessions if voters approve legalization. Missouri Republican U.S. Senate candidate C.W.…

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