LA gov: Legal marijuana is coming; CA senator: psychedelics bill a step to all drug decrim; NJ AG sends cannabis cease and desist letters
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The Connecticut House of Representatives passed a marijuana legalization bill. Because the body adopted an amendment to address a veto threat from Gov. Ned Lamont (D), it needs to head back to the Senate for one more vote on Thursday.
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D)—who signed a marijuana decriminalization bill this week—said he thinks the state will eventually fully legalize cannabis, but he’d be surprised if it happens before he leaves office in early 2024.
The California lawmaker who is sponsoring a Senate-passed bill to legalize possession of psychedelics says it’s a step toward eventually decriminalizing all drugs. He also spoke about the path forward for his bill in the Assembly this session
New Jersey’s attorney general sent cease and desist letters demanding that four companies stop circumventing the state’s marijuana laws by offering free “gifts” of cannabis along with purchases of overpriced products like cookies, brownies and stickers.
Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO), who is introducing a federal bill to decriminalize all drugs, says she also supports allowing a “safe supply” of illegal substances for consumers as a harm reduction measure.
The Food and Drug Administration posted a budget overview showing it plans to spend $5 million in Fiscal Year 2021 for “Cannabis and Cannabis Derivatives Activities.”