Congress includes tribal cannabis protections in spending bill (Newsletter: June 21, 2022)

Congress includes tribal cannabis protections in spending bill (Newsletter: June 21, 2022)
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Study: Legal medical marijuana tied to safer roads; DEA cannabis seizures skyrocket; VT gov vetoes safe drug consumption site bill 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… *Rattling the tip jar* Got a few dollars you can spare to help Marijuana Moment pay our writers, keep our website running and grow into the kind of robust news organization the fast-paced world of drug policy deserves? Peter Booras of BoorasMD Medical Cannabis Certifications: “I’m a cannabis educator and advocate of many years. I use Marijuana Moment to stay up to date with any new cannabis laws, or lack of, in Florida.” Join us for $25/month and be a part of our work: https://www.patreon.com/marijuanamoment / TOP THINGS TO KNOW House Appropriations Committee leaders are including provisions in a spending bill to protect Indian tribes that legalize marijuana from federal interference—but there are some restrictions that have not been included in prior measures aimed at protecting state-based cannabis programs. The Drug Enforcement Administration reported its marijuana enforcement activity increased significantly last year—chopping down 22 percent more plants (5.5 million), making 32 percent more arrests and seizing nearly three times as much bulk processed cannabis compared to 2020. A new study concluded that legalizing medical cannabis is tied to reduced auto insurance premiums—probably due to a substitution effect from reduced drunk driving, the researchers say. The effect is stronger in areas near dispensaries, and national legalization would lead to $2.4 billion…

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