CT close to legal cannabis deal (Newsletter: May 25, 2021) – Marijuana Moment

States back patients in psilocybin lawsuit against DEA; Capitol insurrection investigator: Marijuana arrests waste time; MO medical cannabis tax bill

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Connecticut’s House majority leader said lawmakers have reached a “general agreement” with the governor on an equity-centered marijuana legalization bill and that they will work toward a “more formalized agreement by the end of this week.”

A bipartisan group of attorneys general of eight states and Washington, D.C. filed a brief siding with cancer patients who are suing the Drug Enforcement Administration for access to psilocybin for end-of-life care.

The deputy leader of the Capitol Attack Review Task Force told lawmakers at a hearing that busting people for marijuana is a waste of time for Capitol Police who should be focused on protecting Congress.

Missouri lawmakers sent Gov. Mike Parson (R) a bill to let medical marijuana businesses take tax deductions under state law. There’s nothing the state can do about the ongoing federal 280E provision’s application to the cannabis industry, however.

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Former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb tweeted, “We were prevented by HHS from moving forward with the scheduling of Kratom, and I’m convinced it’s fueling the opioid addiction crisis. The Biden Administration should follow through on efforts of FDA, NIH, and DEA — and the new ASH should affirm health findings of these agencies.”

Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and

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