MN House vote on marijuana next month; Another ND legalization push dead; HI wants DEA exemption; Rappers push Biden for cannabis clemency
Subscribe to receive Marijuana Moment’s newsletter in your inbox every weekday morning. It’s the best way to make sure you know which cannabis stories are shaping the day.
Your support makes Marijuana Moment possible…
Your good deed for the day: donate to an independent publisher like Marijuana Moment and ensure that as many voters as possible have access to the most in-depth cannabis reporting out there.
Support our work at https://www.patreon.com/marijuanamoment
/ TOP THINGS TO KNOW
The Rhode Island Senate Judiciary and Finance Committees held a joint hearing on competing marijuana legalization bills from the governor and leading lawmakers. The panels didn’t vote, but the reform was framed as an inevitability for this year.
Minnesota’s House majority leader said his marijuana legalization bill will get a floor vote next month. So far it has cleared four committees, with several more on the way in the meantime.
North Dakota senators had a new plan to put a marijuana legalization question on the 2022 ballot after their chamber killed a House-passed legal cannabis bill last week—but activists saw the new measure as a “cynical” attempt to fool voters, and the full Senate rejected it.
Hawaii lawmakers passed resolutions requesting a federal exemption for the state’s medical cannabis program and urging state officials to form a plan to “ensure the availability of medicinal psilocybin.”
A new poll found that 75% of U.S. voters support either a federally imposed national legalization of marijuana or letting states decide the issue—while only 25% want to keep cannabis illegal across the country.