First cannabis bill of new Congress focuses on guns (Newsletter: January 17, 2023)

First cannabis bill of new Congress focuses on guns (Newsletter: January 17, 2023)
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Biden talks marijuana pardons at MLK Day event; NH psychedelics legalization bill; VA lawmakers’ cannabis focus for 2023 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… Before you dig into today’s cannabis news, I wanted you to know you can keep this resource free and published daily by subscribing to Marijuana Moment on Patreon. We’re a small independent publication diving deep into the cannabis world and rely on readers like you to keep going. Join us at https://www.patreon.com/marijuanamoment / TOP THINGS TO KNOW President Joe Biden used an appearance at a Martin Luther King Jr. Day breakfast to tout his mass marijuana pardons, saying that the move is part of an “equal justice” agenda. Reps. Alex Mooney (R-WV), Thomas Massie (R-KY) and Brian Mast (R-FL) introduced the first marijuana reform bill of the new Congress—a gun rights measure for medical cannabis patients. A New Hampshire representative filed a bill to legalize psychedelics like LSD, psilocybin and mescaline. Virginia lawmakers are considering bills on allowing marijuana sales and enacting regulations for hemp-derived products like delta-8 THC and CBD this session. The Senate majority leader said it’s “weird” that it is legal to possess cannabis but not to sell it. / FEDERAL White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Director Rahul Gupta discussed the importance of harm reduction. Reps. Dave Joyce (R-OH) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) spoke about the prospects for advancing cannabis banking legislation with expungements provisions attached.…

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