CBD bill in Congress; MO rep wants legal marijuana on ballot; Local OH decrim measure gets signatures
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Reps. Kathleen Rice (D-NY), Morgan Griffith (R-VA), Angie Craig (D-MN) and Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) introduced a new bipartisan bill in Congress to require the Food and Drug Administration to regulate hemp-derived CBD foods and beverages.
The White House Office of Management and Budget is being asked by the Competitive Enterprise Institute to mediate a marijuana finger-pointing dispute between the Drug Enforcement Administration and Department of Health and Human Services where each agency says the other is responsible for a scientific review used in cannabis scheduling decisions.
A Missouri Republican representative filed a joint resolution to put marijuana legalization on the ballot for voters to decide in 2022. Separately, activists are collecting signatures for their own cannabis initiatives.
Activists in Kent, Ohio proved that they collected enough signatures for a local marijuana decriminalization ballot measure after officials improperly invalidated petitions. Voters will now decide on the measure in 2022.
The Defense Office of Hearing and Appeals is considering a growing number of appeals of security clearance eligibility denial due to marijuana use.
Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) criticized President Joe Biden’s nominee for U.S. attorney for Massachusetts for declining …….