TX House advances marijuana & psychedelics bills; HI legislature wants DEA exemption; MN legalization takes another step; NY cannabis recycling
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The Louisiana House Administration of Criminal Justice Committee approved separate marijuana legalization and decriminalization bills, sending them to the floor.
The Texas House of Representatives advanced bills to reduce cannabis penalties and study the medical benefits of psychedelics like psilocybin and MDMA. The full House is also set to vote on a marijuana decriminalization bill later this week.
The Minnesota House Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy Committee approved the majority leader’s marijuana legalization bill—the ninth panel to do so. A floor vote is expected in May.
Montana lawmakers sent Gov. Greg Gianforte (R) a bill to implement the voter-approved legalization of marijuana.
The Hawaii legislature adopted a resolution seeking a federal exemption from the Drug Enforcement Administration for the state’s medical cannabis program. Separately, the Senate passed resolutions calling on officials to develop a legal psilocybin therapy program.
A New York assemblymember filed a marijuana packaging recycling bill to require dispensaries to collect bottles and