Vets ask Congress for marijuana & psychedelics access; HI gov’s legalization “concerns”; WV gov on taxing cannabis; Spokane psilocybin decrim
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Military veterans organizations told Congress at hearings this week that they want the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide access to not only medical marijuana but also psychedelics like psilocybin, ayahuasca, LSD and MDMA. Lawmakers said they’re hopeful about at least expanding cannabis research.
Hawaii Gov. David Ige (D) said he has “concerns” about a marijuana legalization bill that’s headed to the state Senate floor. The cannabis opposition is rare for a Democratic governor in 2021, with those in many other states enthusiastically championing reform.
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice (R) responded to a voter’s proposal to “legalize marijuana and tax the absolute crap out of it” by saying he would support the reform if GOP lawmakers put it on his desk.
Ahead of a joint committee vote set for Monday, Mexican lawmakers