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Biden puts cannabis restrictions in budget again (Newsletter: March 29, 2022) – Marijuana Moment

Legalization bill amendments; MI psychedelics ballot petitions; MD marijuana bill changes; NY voters oppose cannabis conviction licensing priority

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President Joe Biden’s new budget again proposes to continue a rider blocking Washington, D.C. from legalizing recreational marijuana sales. It does also include a separate longstanding provision to protect state medical cannabis laws from federal interference, however, and additionally proposes to change the names of several government bodies by removing mention of the stigmatizing term “drug abuse.”

The House Judiciary Committee published a nearly 500-page report on the federal marijuana legalization bill that’s set to receive a floor vote this week. It previews the pro- and anti-reform arguments Democrats and Republicans are likely to make during the debate.

Bipartisan members of Congress began filing amendments to the marijuana legalization bill that’s up for a floor vote this week. Several would simply require studies, but one Democratic-led measure would maintain certain cannabis penalties.

Michigan activists launched a signature drive to qualify a ballot initiative to legalize possessing, cultivating and sharing psychedelics while setting up a system for their therapeutic and spiritual use.

The Maryland Senate …….

Source: https://www.marijuanamoment.net/biden-puts-cannabis-restrictions-in-budget-again-newsletter-march-29-2022/

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