Friday, May 14, 2021

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How Cannabis Friendly Is Biden’s New Administration? Part 2: Xavier Becerra’s DOH

Xavier Becerra was the AG for the state of California before being selected by Biden to run DHHS. Where does he stand on marijuana reform?

A Kennedy Wants To Be The Next ‘Drug Czar’—And He’s Already Drawing Fire

On paper, Patrick Kennedy looks like he’d be sympathetic to supporting cannabis because it’s a way out of drug addiction.

How Republicans Could Repeal Federal Marijuana Legalization

Democratic Senate leadership says it is dedicated to pushing major marijuana reform while the party remains in control.

Marijuana Bills Can Officially Take Shape In Senate

We could soon learn the details of the marijuana legalization package that Senate leadership promised in the coming months.

How Cannabis Friendly Is Biden’s New Administration? Part 1: Merrick Garland’s DOJ

Cabinet appointees have the power to legalize marijuana at the federal level.

Does Democratic Senate Really Have Enough Power To Legalize Marijuana Nationwide?

Anything designed to legalize marijuana at the national level will require bipartisan support to go the distance.

What US Government Could Learn From Oregon’s New Drug Decriminalization Law

Oregon decriminalized the possession of all drugs in the November 2020 election. The law officially goes into effect on February 1, 2021.

President Biden’s Marijuana Agenda Seems Destined For Trouble

Although Mitch McConnell is no longer running the show in the upper chamber, the Dems will need him to rally the votes necessary to change the cannabis laws.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer Says Nationwide Marijuana Reform Is On

The new king of Capitol Hill says cannabis will get a fair shake this year once the session gets moving.

Don’t Get Too Excited About President Biden’s Ban On Private Prisons

While the implications of the order are noble, it will do very little to destroy the private prison complex.

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