VA lawmakers pass legal marijuana; WI gov puts legalization in budget; COVID vax clarity for CA cannabis workers; NJ gov signs psilocybin bill
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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) met with cannabis advocates to begin forming a federal legalization plan for 2021. Marijuana Moment spoke to five people who were there to learn about what commitments were made and what to expect as the 117th Congress unfolds.
The Virginia Senate and House of Delegates both passed their respective marijuana legalization bills. Next, lawmakers will work to merge the legislation into a single proposal to send to supportive Gov. Ralph Northam (D).
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers (D) announced that he will include a plan to legalize marijuana in his biennial budget proposal next week. He pushed for medical cannabis and marijuana decriminalization two years ago but the Republican-controlled legislature struck out those provisions.