Friday, June 17, 2022
Lots and lots and lots of interesting federal marijuana reform news
As it became more and more clear in recent months that there weren't the votes in the Senate needed to pass any of the major federal marijuana legalization bills, federal reform discussions started to grow a bit boring. Whether and how the SAFE Banking bill might get enacted seemed to be the only story afoot, though that still remains a lively and important matter. But just in the last few days, a lot of notable news from both inside and outside the Beltway has started to make the federal reform landscape a lot more interesting for a lot of different reasons. As always, Marijuana Moment has these stories well covered, and here are links to its coverage:
Developments Inside the Beltway
"Attorney General Says Justice Department Will Address Marijuana Issues ‘In The Days Ahead’"
"Bipartisan Congressmen Urge Support For Medical Marijuana Bill For Military Veterans They’ll Be Introducing Soon"
"Congress Pushes Marijuana Protections For Immigrants, Advertisers And Banks In Spending Bills"
"Congressional Lawmakers Seek Broad Marijuana Protections For Legal States In Key Spending Bill Coming Next Week"
"Top Federal Drug Agency Wants To Create A National Medical Marijuana Registry To Track How Patients Use Cannabis"
"White House Drug Czar Says Biden Admin Is Reviewing Marijuana Policies And Safe Consumption Sites"
Developments Outside the Beltway
"Pro-Legalization GOP Congresswoman Prevails In Primary Victory After Being Attacked Over Marijuana Reform Stance"
"GOP Senate Candidate Pushes ‘Pot For Potholes’ Marijuana-Funded Infrastructure Plan In Hilarious Campaign Ad"