Congress leaves DC cannabis sales ban in place (Newsletter: December 21, 2022)

Congress leaves DC cannabis sales ban in place (Newsletter: December 21, 2022)
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Schumer looks to 2023 for marijuana banking; VA updating veterans’ cannabis policy; TX poll shows legalization support; DC medical expansion to mayor 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… Free to read (but not free to produce)! We’re proud of our newsletter and the reporting we publish at Marijuana Moment, and we’re happy to provide it for free. But it takes a lot of work and resources to make this happen. If you value Marijuana Moment, invest in our success on Patreon so we can expand our coverage and more readers can benefit: https://www.patreon.com/marijuanamoment / TOP THINGS TO KNOW The omnibus appropriations bill that congressional leaders negotiated, in addition to leaving out marijuana banking and expungements provisions that advocates wanted, continues a rider that has blocked Washington, D.C. from locally legalizing recreational cannabis sales. The legislation also continues a separate rider protecting state medical cannabis laws from federal interference but leaves out House-passed measures to extend its coverage to recreational states, prevent the Federal Communications Commission from punishing TV and radio stations that air marijuana ads and shield immigrants from being deported over cannabis, among others. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) blamed Republicans for blocking marijuana banking provisions from being included in the omnibus, but said “we’re going to go back at it next year.” As the Department of Veterans Affairs works to update a policy on medical cannabis use that expires at the end of…

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