DOJ to address cannabis in ‘days ahead,’ AG says (Newsletter: June 17, 2022)

DOJ to address cannabis in ‘days ahead,’ AG says (Newsletter: June 17, 2022)
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Lawmakers push state marijuana protections; Veterans cannabis bill coming; Feds creating national medical marijuana registry 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… By starting a $10 per month pledge on Patreon—or about 45 cents per issue of this newsletter—you can help us rely less on ads to cover our expenses, hire more journalists and bring you even more marijuana news. https://www.patreon.com/marijuanamoment / TOP THINGS TO KNOW Attorney General Merrick Garland said the Justice Department is “examining a range of issues that relate to marijuana and its production, sale, and use, and we intend to address these issues in the days ahead.” The revelation came in response to a written question from Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI), who wanted to know if the Biden administration plans to reissue Obama-era cannabis prosecution guidance that was rescinded during the Trump years. Dozens of bipartisan members of Congress are pushing House leaders to include provisions protecting state and tribal marijuana programs from Justice Department interference in a must-pass spending bill being introduced next week. Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Brian Mast (R-FL) are circulating a Dear Colleague letter to build support for a bill allowing Department of Veterans Affairs doctors to recommend medical cannabis to military veterans that they plan to introduce soon. The National Institute on Drug Abuse is providing funding to create a national medical cannabis registry to track how patients are obtaining and using marijuana, as well as their…

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