Lawmakers want hemp in US Botanic Garden; VA gov on marijuana resentencing; MT cannabis implementation bill; Poll: PA legalization support
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Knowing that it’ll be hard to get 60 votes to pass marijuana legalization, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) seems open to attaching the issue to a must-pass budget reconciliation bill that would only need a simple majority—an option that is actively being pushed by cannabis reform groups. But it’s a complicated process, and all 50 Democrats aren’t even on board yet.
Reps. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) are asking the U.S. Botanic Garden to display hemp plants. “The plants might be ideally located in the ‘medicinal plants’ section,” they wrote in the letter—which was sent on the marijuana holiday 4/20.