GOP lawmakers talk cannabis reform’s prospects in Congress (Newsletter: December 2, 2022)

GOP lawmakers talk cannabis reform’s prospects in Congress (Newsletter: December 2, 2022)
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AMA study: Legal medical marijuana tied to lower opioid use; DEA increases psychedelics quotas again; OH cannabis paraphernalia reform; RI sales begin 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 Drug Enforcement Administration finalized its 2023 drug quotas, and the agency is allowing even more production of certain psychedelics than the already significant increases it initially proposed. Reps. Dave Joyce (R-OH), Brian Mast (R-FL) and Nancy Mace (R-SC) spoke about the prospects for marijuana reform to advance in the lame duck session and in the new 118th Congress. The Ohio Senate passed a large-scale criminal justice reform bill that includes provisions making it so possession of marijuana paraphernalia won’t qualify as a criminal record. There are also broader expungements and record sealing measures in the legislation. Sen. John Hickenlooper (D-CO) formally filed a previously announced bill to create a federal commission to study regulations for legal marijuana that would be modeled on those for alcohol. A new study published by the American Medical Association found that legalizing medical cannabis is tied to “reductions in the rate of opioid dispensing and pain-related hospital events” for cancer patients, suggesting that “medical marijuana could be serving as a…

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