NC Senate panel approves medical marijuana; Austin cannabis decrim ballot measure; Harvard psychedelics project; PA gov signs medical cannabis bill
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The House Appropriations Committee approved spending bills and attached reports that include marijuana-related protections for immigrants and military veterans, as well as directives to the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Food and Drug Administration to loosen hemp and CBD restrictions.
The North Carolina Senate Judiciary Committee approved a medical cannabis bill. It’s the first time comprehensive medical marijuana legislation has advanced in the state legislature.
Austin, Texas activists announced a campaign to put a marijuana decriminalization measure on the November ballot. Their press conference was held next to a statue of local cannabis icon Willie Nelson.
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (D) signed a medical marijuana expansion bill into law that continues policies enacted during the coronavirus pandemic—such as curbside delivery, telehealth and increased possession limits, among other changes.
Harvard Law School launched a new project to “promote safety, innovation and equity in psychedelics research, commerce and therapeutics.” One of its leaders spoke to Marijuana Moment about how it will engage with the decriminalization movement.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is planning changes to a federal drug use survey to