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Advocates slam federal legal cannabis bill amendment (Newsletter: December 28, 2020)

December 28, 2020

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What Trump’s marijuana pardon means; PA officials teach kids about hemp; Study: Legalization reduces bankruptcy rates

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The federal marijuana legalization bill approved by the House this month contains a last-minute amendment that advocates say could undermine social equity efforts by requiring a federal permit for businesses that can be denied due to cannabis convictions—but they’ve secured a commitment from House leaders to remove the provision next time the legislation comes up.

Marijuana Moment interviewed Weldon Angelos, who received a pardon from President Trump last week for a cannabis conviction that cost him over a decade of his life in prison. He spoke about getting the news via a phone call from a U.S. senator, what the act of clemency means for his life and his ongoing efforts to secure similar help for other people with cannabis convictions.

The Pennsylvania Departments of Agriculture and Education announced that elementary and high school students will get a lesson on “plant-based plastics made from hemp” at the state’s annual Farm Show next month.


The U.S. Department of Agriculture posted another short podcast about hemp crop insurance.

Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) included marijuana reform in a video about accomplishments in the 116th Congress.

Georgia Democratic Senate candidate Jon Ossoff, at 4:20 AM, tweeted an image of marijuana leaves that says, “Legalize It.”


Washington, D.C.’s attorney general co-authored an op-ed that calls on the Biden administration to refrain from enforcing federal marijuana prohibition and to “end the criminalization of substance use disorder and embrace harm reduction.”

U.S. Virgin Islands regulators issued the territory’s first hemp licenses.

Kansas regulators published final hemp rules and will begin accepting license applications on January 8.

Vermont regulators began contactless records inspections for hemp businesses.

Washington State marijuana tax revenues increased by more than 20% during Fiscal Year 2020.

Missouri regulators published updated counts of medical cannabis businesses that are approved to operate.

Wisconsin police say the impact of neighboring Illinois’s marijuana legalization law has been minimal in their communities.

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Kansas City, Missouri’s mayor tweeted, “I’ll keep speaking out. Story after story shows avenues to corruption, continuing inequality in enforcement and restriction of opportunity for minority entrepreneurs in current Missouri cannabis regulation. End prohibition, remove caps, and regulate consistent w/alcohol/tobacco.”

Denver, Colorado officials scheduled additional stakeholder feedback sessions on draft marijuana rules for January 6 and 8.


The European Union’s Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction published a report examining issues related to low-THC cannabis products.

A Mexican prosecutor argued that legalizing marijuana will cause more addiction.


A study found that “following [marijuana] legalization, bankruptcy rates decline by approximately 6 percent” and that “larger declines occur in populations facing higher out-of-pocket medical costs, such as those with high uninsurance rates or those residing in concentrated hospital markets, where medical costs are higher and quality is lower.”


The Post and Courier editorial board is calling on South Carolina lawmakers to legalize medical cannabis.


MedMen Enterprises Inc. announced the cancellation of voting shares held by a co-founder of the company.

Ilera Healthcare is asking a federal judge to sanction its former accountant and her attorneys for allegedly pursuing a frivolous lawsuit against the company.

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Tom Angell, KahliBuds, 420GrowLife

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