NH legalization bill amended; MO psychedelics hearing; MD lawmakers vote to fund legal marijuana implementation; MI local drug decrim effort
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U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken accused Russia of violating international law by blocking consular access to American basketball player Brittney Griner, who is being detained after allegedly being caught with cannabis vape cartridges at an airport. But the case is also highlighting the fact that American laws continue to jail people for marijuana.
The New Hampshire House Ways & Means Committee amended and approved a bill to legalize marijuana and conduct sales through state-run stores. The legislation, which recently got surprising praise from anti-legalization Gov. Chris Sununu (R), now heads back to the House floor for a second vote before potentially going to the Senate.
The Maryland House Appropriations Committee approved budget provisions for millions of dollars to help implement legalization of marijuana with the expectation that separate legislation to end prohibition will be enacted this year.
The Missouri House Health and Mental Health Policy Committee held a hearing on a bill to legalize a wide range of psychedelics for therapeutic use at designated care facilities while further decriminalizing low-level possession in general.
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