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Congressman fixes inflated description of cannabis provisions’ impact (Newsletter: July 17, 2020)

July 17, 2020

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Lindsey Graham challenger backs legal marijuana; Study: CBD can treat cocaine dependence; Petition pushes Biden & Trump on legalization

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Following the initial publication of a Marijuana Moment story on Rep. Charlie Crist (D-FL) mischaracterizing and inflating the scope of marijuana provisions he helped insert in a spending bill, the congressman’s office revised a press release to more accurately reflect the legislation. Advocates said the original version could have sent a dangerous message to cannabis consumers about protections from losing their jobs that haven’t actually been enacted.

South Carolina Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jaime Harrison, who is running against—and out-fundraising—Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC), supports legalizing marijuana.

  • “I think we should legalize, regulate and tax marijuana like we do alcohol and tobacco. There is simply no medical reason to lock people up over this issue.”

NORML launched a new petition demanding that President Donald Trump and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden join the majority of Americans who support legalizing marijuana before the November election.

  • “Biden and Trump have an opportunity to show some real leadership by taking ownership of this issue.”

A review of animal research concluded that “CBD is a promising adjunct therapy for the treatment of cocaine dependence.”

  • “CBD promotes reduction on cocaine self-administration. Also, it interferes in cocaine induced brain reward stimulation and dopamine release.”


Former Department of Justice Antitrust Division Deputy Assistant Attorney General Roger Alford defended the department’s scrutiny of cannabis business mergers.

The U.S. Consulate General in Bermuda clarified that marijuana use or working in the cannabis industry could make people ineligible for a visa to visit the U.S.

House Rules Committee Chairman James McGovern (D-MA) said that “common sense has not prevailed in the current political climate” when it comes to marijuana policy.

Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) celebrated the inclusion of a provision in a spending bill that blocks the Department of Justice from interfering with state medical cannabis laws.

Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-ME) highlighted marijuana banking language in a Treasury Department funding bill.

Former Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-RI) decried the “new commercialization of marijuana” in testimony at a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health hearing.


The Washington, D.C. District Council approved legislation to extend medical cannabis patient employment protections.

The New York Assembly Codes Committee will consider a bill to vacate past marijuana records on Friday.

The New Hampshire Commission on Law Enforcement Accountability, Community and Transparency took testimony about racial disparities in marijuana enforcement.

Arkansas regulators are being sued by existing medical cannabis cultivation companies that are seeking to stop the awarding of additional licenses.

Massachusetts regulators participated in an online rally calling on lawmakers to approve marijuana social equity legislation.

Arizona’s marijuana legalization campaign is recruiting virtual volunteers.

Colorado regulators are holding work group meetings this month and next month about implementing marijuana social equity and residency legislation.

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Kansas City, Missouri’s mayor said an ordinance he sponsored to remove marijuana from the city code will take effect this week.

Baltimore, Maryland’s state’s attorney received $188 worth of CBD products from CURA Cannabis Solutions, according to financial disclosure statements.


Argentina’s health minister proposed a draft bill that would allow people to cultivate their own medical cannabis.

The Dutch government clarified the application process to grow marijuana.

A UK member of Parliament joined the policy committee of a medical psychedelics working group.


A study found that “in a middle‐aged US population, lifetime cumulative and occasional current marijuana use were not associated with increases in electrocardiogram abnormalities,” adding to “the growing body of evidence that occasional marijuana use and cardiovascular disease events and markers of subclinical atherosclerosis are not associated.”

A study determined that “workers in the hemp processing industry are at risk of developing permanent and disabling respiratory disease due to high dust exposure.”


A poll found that Australians support legalizing marijuana, 41%-37%, and that they back safe consumption sites for illegal drugs, 47%-32%.

The Hemp Industries Association is ending its current state chapter program.

Americans Against Legalizing Marijuana published a position paper arguing that ending cannabis prohibition does not bolster social justice.


A California judge ruled that MedMen Enterprises, Inc. must cover legal fees for its former chief financial officer in his lawsuit against the company.

Grassroots is being sued by a shareholder who alleges executives agreed to lower the price of the company’s sale to Curaleaf Inc. after they were promised large bonuses.

Eden Empire Inc. received conditional approval to trade on the Canadian Securities Exchange.


Actor Wendell Pierce tweeted that a video of a police officer assaulting a black man “infuriates me. The police had no reason to remove him and search his car. The catch phrase used nationally to do illegal searches is, ‘I smell marijuana.’ The illegal search then allows them to steal any $ found seizing it as drug money. Where are the police to admit this?”

The new Netflix show The Business of Drugs looks at the trade in illegal drugs.

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