Feds & states work on cannabis standards (Newsletter: January 17, 2022) – Marijuana Moment

Feds & states work on cannabis standards (Newsletter: January 17, 2022) – Marijuana Moment

3rd AR legalization initiative; Congressman slams DEA’s psychedelic blockade; Most Americans would vote for marijuana smoker; TN cannabis ballot bill

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A federal regulator with the National Credit Union Administration said marijuana legalization is only a matter of “when” and so credit unions “must embrace” the cannabis industry, which he says has a “bright future.”

A group led by a former Arkansas House minority leader and funded by medical cannabis companies filed a new ballot initiative to legalize marijuana in the state. Activists behind two competing measures say it would create a cannabis monopoly.

Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) said the Drug Enforcement Administration needs to get out of the way of patients having access to psychedelic therapy.

  • “A criminal justice enforcement agency is not well-equipped… I’d like to just get them out of the equation.”

A majority of Americans said in a new poll that they would be willing to vote for a political candidate “who occasionally smokes marijuana in their free time.” The results come shortly after Louisiana Democratic Senate candidate Gary Chambers released an ad showing him smoking a blunt.

A bipartisan pair of Tennessee lawmakers are teaming up on measures to put questions about marijuana legalization on the ballot.

/ FEDERAL

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit ruled that a congressionally approved medical cannabis rider does not protect two Maine marijuana growers who engaged …….

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