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Senators Push VA To Create Medical Marijuana ‘Standard Of Care’ As Rescheduling Process Finishes

A group of nine U.S. senators is calling on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to “expeditiously” develop a standard of care for veterans using medical marijuana and allow the department’s doctors to recommend cannabis to patients in light of the Biden administration’s proposal to reclassify the drug. In a letter led by Sen. […]

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How To Comment On The Federal Marijuana Rescheduling Proposal Ahead Of Monday’s Deadline

The window to weigh in on the federal government’s proposal to move marijuana to Schedule III of the Controlled Substance Act (CSA) closes soon, but there’s still time to file comments on what could be the most significant federal cannabis policy change in decades. The 60-day public comment period kicked off in May, shortly after […]

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Ohio Officials Approve State’s First Recreational Marijuana Licenses For Growers And Processors Ahead Of Sales Launch

Ohio officials have approved the state’s first adult-use marijuana business licenses, teeing up the launch of recreational sales. About a month after the Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) signed off on dozens of provisional dual licenses for existing medical marijuana dispensaries, cultivators, processors and testing labs, regulators issued a first round of certificates of operation […]

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State Marijuana Regulators Push Feds To Explain How Rescheduling Will Impact Enforcement, Banking, Research And More

A group representing state-level cannabis regulators is calling on the Biden administration and the nation’s top drug enforcement official to provide a clear explanation of how rescheduling marijuana would affect federal enforcement priorities and the U.S. government’s interaction with jurisdictions that regulate cannabis products. In comments to Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Administrator Anne Milgram about […]

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California Governor Signs Bill To Break Psychedelics Research Logjam

The governor of California has signed a bill into law that’s meant to streamline the processing of applications to study psychedelics and marijuana. While advocates have experienced a series of setbacks in the push to provide legal access to certain psychedelics over the past several sessions, Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) approved the modest reform on […]

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GOP Lawmakers Discuss Marijuana Rescheduling Impact Of Another Trump Presidency In Interviews At RNC

As the Republican National Committee (RNC) convention comes to a close, a number of Republican congressional lawmakers are sharing predictions about the prospects of marijuana policy reform—including rescheduling—if President Donald Trump wins another term in White House in November. Perspectives were mixed in a series of interviews with Marijuana Moment this week, as delegates formally […]

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Senate vote on cannabis protections for federal voters scheduled (Newsletter: July 19, 2024)

Marijuana amendments in Congress; PA gov on legalization; DE gov signs cannabis bills; Fed cannabis moisture guidance; Marijuana as opioid alternative Subscribe to receive Marijuana Moment’s newsletter in your inbox every weekday morning. It’s the best way to make sure you know which cannabis stories are shaping the day. Your support makes Marijuana Moment possible… Free […]

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Bipartisan Lawmakers Seek To Remove Marijuana Rescheduling Ban From Key Spending Bill

Bipartisan congressional lawmakers are seeking to remove a controversial section of a spending bill that would block the Justice Department from rescheduling marijuana—one of several cannabis- and psychedelics-related amendments to appropriations legislation that have been filed in recent days. Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) announced on Wednesday that she introduced the amendment to strike the rescheduling […]

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