Top fed drug official: Consider decrim; NE legislature voting on medical marijuana this week; Air Force warns against hemp shampoo for pets
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National Institute on Drug Abuse Director Nora Volkow authored an essay saying it’s time to consider decriminalizing drugs, writing that “drug use continues to be penalized, despite the fact that punishment does not ameliorate substance use disorders or related problems.”
The Nebraska legislature is set to take up a medical marijuana bill on Wednesday—but it will likely have to overcome a filibuster on the floor and then, if it passes, a gubernatorial veto.
Minnesota’s House majority leader spoke about his chamber’s plans to vote on a marijuana legalization bill this week and said he thinks it could pass the Republican-controlled Senate as well—if only it is given a vote there.
The U.S. Air Force is stepping up efforts to stop service members from using marijuana or