OH GOP lawmakers announce cannabis legalization bill (Newsletter: October 13, 2021) – Marijuana Moment

Federal banking regulator’s Marijuana Moment op-ed; CA gov signs hemp bill; OK cannabis ballot measures filed; Another city decrims psychedelics

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/ TOP THINGS TO KNOW

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said the country is now on a “glide path” to federal marijuana decriminalization.

  • “You know it’s going to happen.”

    A top federal regulator with the National Credit Union Administration writes in an op-ed for Marijuana Moment that federal legalization is a “foregone conclusion” and that Congress needs to act on cannabis banking now.

    California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) signed a bill to legalize smokable hemp and allow CBD- and other cannabinoid-infused foods, drinks and cosmetics.

    Oklahoma activists filed two initiatives they hope to qualify for the 2022 ballot: One to legalize adult-use marijuana and another to strengthen the existing medical cannabis program.

    The Arcata, California City Council voted unanimously to decriminalize psychedelics—the third city in the state to do so at this point.

    / FEDERAL

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture is funding research to define economic opportunities for hemp in the western U.S.

    Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Barbara Lee (D-CA) spoke about cannabis reform at the Netroots Nation conference.

    Rep. Mike Garcia (R-CA) tweeted, “After bringing attention to the illegal marijuana grows & advocating

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