Congressman: Pass marijuana banking now; Richardson: Change sports cannabis penalties; Feds fund hemp insulation; Portland psychedelics decrim
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Ohio’s attorney general certified a petition for a marijuana legalization initiative that activists are hoping to place on the state’s 2022 ballot, a move that comes weeks after he rejected a previous version.
Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) said that passing his marijuana banking bill should not have to wait for broader cannabis reform to build up enough support, arguing that it’s “not about making corporations richer; it’s about protecting employees, patients and customers of small businesses.”
The U.S. Department of Energy is funding research into the development of insulation made from hemp fiber as a more environmentally friendly and healthier alternative to conventional preparations.
Runner Sha’Carri Richardson said she would feel “blessed” if the reaction to her suspension from the Olympics for marijuana led to the end of cannabis punishments for other athletes.
Portland, Oregon activists are asking the City Commission to pass a measure to bridge the gaps between state psilocybin therapy and drug decriminalization laws by making cultivating, gifting and administering psychedelics the lowest law enforcement priority.
Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) wrote in a constituent letter that she is worried federal marijuana reform