DE gov: Marijuana a “gateway”; MN gov signs smokable medical cannabis; CT legalization vote next week; IL equity bill passes; Young hemp farmers
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Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz (D) signed a bill legalizing smokable medical marijuana—a significant expansion to the state’s current cannabis program.
Delaware Gov. John Carney (D) reiterated his opposition to legalizing marijuana, saying it can be a “gateway” to opioid addiction, but he declined to say if he would veto a legal cannabis bill that’s advancing in the legislature.
The Louisiana Senate Judiciary C Committee approved a House-passed bill to decriminalize marijuana. It now heads to the Senate floor for a vote on final passage. If approved there, it would go to the governor’s desk.
Connecticut’s House majority leader said negotiations on marijuana legalization are nearing a deal and the Senate could vote on a cannabis bill “early next week.” The speaker puts the odds at getting it done this year at 57-43, upgraded from his previous prediction of 50-50.
The Illinois House of Representatives approved a bill aimed at increasing equity in the marijuana industry.
Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) said the legalization of hemp is bringing a younger generation of people to farming. He also said there’s a good chance Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) will cosponsor his new bill to legalize CBD-infused foods and drinks.