Wed. Aug 10th, 2022

Biden drug czar open to safe consumption sites; MO marijuana smell bill; VA lawmakers talk psychedelics decrim

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White House Drug Czar Rahul Gupta said the Biden administration is open to allowing safe consumption sites for illegal substances—if the evidence supports it as a harm reduction measure.

  • “If you’re looking to save lives, and you’ve reached a historic precedent levels of deaths, you cannot avoid looking at any and every option in order to save those lives.”

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear (D) said legalizing medical marijuana is “the future” and that he wants to let farmers grow cannabis to sell to other states.

Two Virginia lawmakers hosted an event where activists kicked off an effort to decriminalize psychedelics.

A Missouri representative filed a bill to prevent police from using the smell of marijuana as “probable cause to conduct a warrantless search of a motor vehicle, home, or other private property.”


Surgeon General Vivek Murthy issued an advisory on youth mental health that urges people to “​​avoid substances that can ultimately make you feel tired, down, or depressed, such as alcohol, marijuana, vaping, and tobacco.”

The administrator of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency spoke about changes to hemp crop insurance rules.

The Congressional Research Service published a report on the differing hemp provisions in the 2014 …….


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