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Biden leaves cannabis pledge out of transition plan (Newsletter: November 12, 2020)

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Mexico legal marijuana vote Friday; CT House speaker: legalization “inevitable”; CA psychedelics decrim efforts; Andrew Yang talks cannabis 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… Looking for more cannabis news and resources? If you support our reporting with a monthly donation of $25 or more, we’ll give you access to our Cannabis Bill Tracker, exclusive material from our interviews and more. Don’t miss out – join us at / TOP THINGS TO KNOW Mexican Senate committees are set to approve a newly revised cannabis legalization bill on Friday, with the aim of passing it on the floor as soon as next week. Marijuana Moment obtained a copy of the latest draft of the proposal, which hasn’t yet been formally introduced. A new Biden-Harris transition plan on racial justice does not include their campaign promise to decriminalize marijuana and expunge records—even though it mentions other criminal justice reforms they touted alongside the cannabis pledge in recent months. A spokesperson told Marijuana Moment that the omission doesn’t mean the president-elect won’t follow through. “Nothing has changed,” he said. Connecticut House Speaker-designate Matt Ritter (D) said that marijuana legalization is “inevitable…especially when your neighboring states are doing it.” California senators announced they will file a bill to decriminalize psychedelics in the state in 2021. Meanwhile, San Francisco activists are pressing the district attorney to join Oakland, Santa Cruz and other cities in making psychedelics the lowest local law enforcement…

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