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GOP lawmakers slam House cannabis vote plan (Newsletter: December 2, 2020)

December 02, 2020

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OR starts legal psilocybin process; CA marijuana sales “very strong,” state says; Study: CBD doesn’t impair driving

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At least two dozen congressional Republicans have spoken up to slam House Democratic leaders’ plans to hold a floor vote on a federal marijuana legalization bill this week.

Rep. Conor Lamb (D-PA) joined GOP members in criticizing his party’s leadership for holding the cannabis vote this week.

  • “We should be working every minute to get a deal done & get money to people who need it. Instead, the House is voting on a piecemeal marijuana bill that won’t become law?”

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (D) is taking the first step to implement the state’s voter-approved psilocybin therapy measure by accepting applications to serve on an advisory board that will help figure out how to best regulate access to the psychedelic treatment.

The California Legislative Analyst’s Office said that marijuana sales are showing “very strong growth” that “has accelerated in 2020” amid the coronavirus pandemic.

A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that CBD does not impair driving ability, while THC’s effects fade after four hours.

  • “There were no significant differences between CBD-dominant cannabis and placebo.”


The congressionally created Western Hemisphere Drug Policy Commission issued a report with recommendations, including that the U.S. should initiate a process to reform international drug control treaties.

Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), in a Senate floor speech, criticized Democrats for including marijuana diversity study language in coronavirus relief legislation.

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) suggested that Democrats would like to have a “slush fund to reward politically favored organizations like abortion providers or marijuana dispensaries.”

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) tweeted, “This week, the House will be voting on legislation to federally decriminalize marijuana and expunge records nationwide. This is a long overdue step to provide restorative justice to those devastated by the war on drugs.”

Rep.-elect Nancy Mace (R-SC) said she supports legalizing marijuana and hired a new staffer who served as chief operating officer for the Cannabis Trade Federation.

Rep.-elect Cori Bush (D-MO) tweeted, “Legalize cannabis. Release those incarcerated for related offenses. Expunge records. Direct funding to the Black and brown communities devastated by the war on drugs. And while we’re at it, abolish the private prisons profiting off of the targeted devastation of our communities.”


Pennsylvania’s lieutenant governor is sponsoring a petition about marijuana legalization and tweeted, “🟩 Revenue. 🟩 Justice. 🟩 Jobs.  🟩 Freedom. 🟩 Farmers.  🟩 Veterans. Pennsylvania is to the Right of *South Dakota* on Weed. Legal Weed 🟩 for PA. It’s time.”

The Arizona Supreme Court established a procedure for filing and hearing civil marijuana cases.

The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission reported that the state’s marijuana legalization referendum generated $2.3 million in fundraising, with supporters accounting for 99.5% of that.

Minnesota regulators added sickle cell disease and chronic vocal or motor tic disorder as medical cannabis qualifying conditions.

The Washington State Senate Labor & Commerce Committee held a hearing on social equity in the cannabis industry.

California regulators filed to readopt marijuana quick response code certificate requirements.

North Dakota’s top medical cannabis regulator spoke about the status of the program.

Michigan marijuana regulators will meet on December 10.

Maryland medical cannabis regulators will meet on December 15.

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Several Illinois municipalities and counties will enact higher marijuana taxes on January 1.


Canada’s United Nations ambassador revealed that he owns marijuana industry investments.

New Zealand’s government is moving to legalize pill testing as a harm reduction measure.


A study “identified CBD as a new potential anti-cancer compound for single or combination therapy of” head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.

Researchers are recruiting participants for a study to “better understand the effects of chronic cannabis (THC) use on the neural responses to subconcussive head impacts, as a form of repetitive soccer headings.”


The R Street Institute is urging members of Congress to vote for a marijuana legalization bill this week.


Aurora Cannabis Inc. is indefinitely pausing operations at one of its Alberta, Canada facilities and is laying off 30 staff members.

Flower One Holdings Inc. reported quarterly revenue of $11.9 million and a net loss of $17.2 million.

Cresco Labs launched a new brand of low-dose products called Wonder Wellness Co.


Rover noted the growing popularity of some cannabis-themed pet names.

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