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House Judiciary chair pushes ‘rescheduling drugs’ beyond cannabis (Newsletter: June 9, 2020)

June 09, 2020

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MT Dems endorse legal marijuana; TX Senate candidates back legalization; KS medical cannabis bill dies in special session

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In a new letter primarily focused on temporary Drug Enforcement Administration authority to enforce criminal laws against protestors, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) pressed Attorney General William Barr on “rescheduling drugs”—as distinct from legalizing marijuana, which is also separately noted. It’s not the first time Nadler has alluded to legalization of substances beyond cannabis.

The Montana Democratic Party formally endorsed legalizing marijuana as activists work to qualify two measures on the topic for the state’s November ballot.

Texas Democratic Senate candidates discussed their support for marijuana legalization during a debate. The winner of next month’s primary runoff will face anti-cannabis Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) in November.

A medical marijuana bill filed by Kansas lawmakers has died after the special session adjourned before it could be voted on.


House and Senate Democratic leaders filed policing reform legislation that would ban no-knock raids in drug cases.

Rep. Jackie Sepier (D-CA) tweeted, “Slavery was America’s original sin. Jim Crow, the ‘war on drugs,’ mass incarceration symptoms of the disease. We’ve never addressed the cancer of racism that’s festered & destroyed black lives. As a result, 1 in 1k black men can expect to be killed by police. We need a reckoning.”

West Virginia Senate candidate Paula Jean Swearengin tweeted, “Legalizing cannabis & hemp in #WV will generate revenue fast. In order to share that prosperity with our people, we MUST have representatives who are willing to pass laws that invest in small farms & those who have been disproportionately affected by criminalization.”

Florida Republican congressional candidate Jessi Melton tweeted, “#JoeBiden and Kamala Harris are still the reason why thousands of black Americans are still unjustly incarcerated for minor marijuana infractions. Unacceptable.”


Pennsylvania lawmakers approved a budget provision that will allow a company with politically connected owners to get a medical cannabis cultivation and processing license.

A California judge ordered the Santa Barbara County sheriff’s office to return cannabis oil and cash it seized from a licensed company.

Top Missouri medical cannabis regulators were in regular email contact with a lobbyist under Federal Bureau of Investigation scrutiny.

Iowa regulators rescinded a bid proposal to license additional CBD medical cannabis dispensaries and plan to reissue a revised call for applications in light of pending changes to the program.

New Mexico’s top medical cannabis regulator spoke about how the coronavirus pandemic might impact the opening of social consumption areas.

Washington State regulators published a report on the state’s overall marijuana canopy.

Colorado’s Retail Marijuana Public Health Advisory Committee will meet on Monday.

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A Denver, Colorado city report found that most marijuana businesses are owned and staffed by white people.


Canada’s health minister is being petitioned to allow terminally ill patients to use psilocybin.

A Colombian senator published an op-ed on how marijuana represents a “great opportunity” for the country.


A study “did not find an independent association between recent cannabis use and the incidence of acute ischemic stroke.”

The University of Michigan published a baseline study to track the impact of marijuana legalization.


The Marijuana Policy Project released voter guides for South Carolina’s primary elections on Tuesday.


Schwazze signed agreements to acquire 14 Star Buds locations in Colorado.

GenCanna Global USA, Inc. appointed a new CEO and received approval from a federal bankruptcy court to sell substantially all of its assets to funds managed by MGG Investment Group.

Lawsuits accusing PetSmart of selling unapproved hemp products were voluntarily dismissed by plaintiffs.

Vireo Health International, Inc. terminated its relationship with executive chairman Bruce Linton.

Cresco Labs was granted a provisional medical cannabis processing license in Ohio.

A member of Columbia Care, Inc.’s board transitioned to being a board observer.


Actor William Shatner says he uses medical cannabis extracts to treat pain.

Former NBA player Isiah Thomas was appointed CEO of CBD company One World Pharma Inc.

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Tom Angell, KahliBuds, 420GrowLife

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