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Congress votes to let veterans in cannabis industry get home loans (Newsletter: July 12, 2019)

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Senate marijuana banking hearing soon?; Closed-door House cannabis meeting; AOC housing bill’s drug war provisions; Tom Hanks quashes CBD fake news

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The House of Representatives voted to end a Department of Veterans Affairs policy that blocks military veterans who work in the marijuana industry from getting home loans.

Senate Banking Committee Chairman Mike Crapo (R-ID) said a marijuana banking hearing could happen soon, with a source close to the financial services industry saying it could be within the next two weeks.

Members of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee held a closed-door meeting to discuss issues related to medical cannabis and military veterans.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), a presidential candidate, filed new bills to end a federal policy blocking people with certain drug convictions from accessing public housing and scale back a punishment that even evicts residents for marijuana use by their guests.

South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D), a presidential candidate, released a racial-justice-focused “Douglass Plan” that would legalize marijuana and decriminalize drug possession.

Actor Tom Hanks took to Twitter to deny a fake quote that showed him appearing to praise a CBD company.

/ FEDERAL

Vice President Mike Pence met with Coast Guard members who recently seized 39,00 pounds of cocaine and 933 pounds of marijuana.

The National Institute on Drug Abuse said that federal government is growing its largest crop of marijuana for research in five years.

The House Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands held a hearing on legislation that would address marijuana cultivation on public lands.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), a presidential candidate, spoke about white privilege in the context of marijuana enforcement.

Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), a presidential candidate, tweeted, “Encouraged @HouseJudiciary held a hearing on the racial disparities in marijuana enforcement. To be clear though, pointing out the *vast* racial disparities in marijuana enforcement is not ‘playing the race card.’ It’s the ugly truth.” Separately, PolitiFact ruled that a claim he made about marijuana arrests exceeding violent crime arrests is true.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) launched an online petition “against racial injustice caused by federal marijuana laws.”

Rep. Dwight Evans (D-PA) tweeted, “With the addition of Hawaii, the number of states legalizing or decriminalizing #marijuana keeps growing – all the more reason to pass my Homegrown Act & @HouseSmallBiz Chair Velazquez & @RepGolden bills to open SBA programs to legal #cannabis businesses!”

Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) tweeted, “Our justice system should stop putting people in jail for ❌ Using marijuana ❌ Being unable to pay bail and start focusing on ✅ Corporations who engage in wage theft ✅ Billionaires who evade taxes ✅ The Wall Street CEOs who caused the financial crisis.”

Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) tweeted, “After decades of prohibition, Congress needs to have these important conversations and work to address the issues that come with the misalignment of state and federal laws as it relates to cannabis.”

The Senate marijuana banking bill got one new cosponsor, for a total of 31.

The House bill to require the Department of Veterans Affairs to study medical cannabis got one new cosponsor, for a total of 70.

The House bill to respect tribal marijuana laws got three new cosponsors, for a total of three.

/ STATES

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo (D) criticized lawmakers for leaving cannabis legalization out of budget legislation, saying the bill “fails to address the root causes of marijuana entering the black market while also taking the responsibility of writing regulations away from professionals and putting it into the hands of legislators.”

California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) signed a bill allowing research on marijuana-impaired driving. Separately, the state’s treasurer spoke about cannabis banking and taxes.

Kentucky’s agriculture commissioner tweeted, “Hemp has created over 500 full time jobs, is being grown by 1,000 farmers and Kentucky will have over $100,000,000 in hemp product sales in 2019.”

Iowa Republican legislative leaders rejected a Democratic request to create an interim study committee on medical cannabis.

The chairman of Missouri’s House Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety suggested that the state could decriminalize marijuana soon.

The North Carolina House Finance Committee considered farm legislation defining smokable hemp as the same as marijuana, but adjourned without taking action.

The South Dakota legislature’s hemp study committee held its first meeting.

Pennsylvania regulators added anxiety disorders and Tourette syndrome as medical cannabis qualifying conditions. The state’s lieutenant governor called it “a truly powerful expansion of our excellent medical cannabis program here in PA.”

Alaska regulators rejected the state’s first application for on-site marijuana consumption.

Ohio regulators are investigating two medical cannabis companies for allegedly lying on their license applications and violating rules.

Washington State regulators sent an update about the rollout of marijuana tracking software.


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/ LOCAL

New York City’s police commissioner said he knows marijuana legalization is coming but he has concerns about youth use, driving under the influence and illegal growing operations.

/ INTERNATIONAL

French officials approved medical cannabis trials.

The United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution expressing concern about the bloody Philippine “drug war” and requesting that the UN prepare a report on human rights in the country.

Canadian regulators reported that the price gap between legal and illegal marijuana is widening.

/ ADVOCACY

Jackson County Democrats endorsed a proposed Oregon psilocybin ballot measure.

/ SCIENCE & HEALTH

A study found that “nearly one-half of CBD users experienced [adverse drug events], which displayed a general dose-response relationship” and that “common ADEs include transaminase elevations, sedation, sleep disturbances, infection, and anemia.”

/ BUSINESS

CannTrust Holding Inc. suspend all its marijuana sales after Canadian regulators found violations.

American Eagle Outfitters said it will start selling CBD products this year.

Dairy Queen fired a Georgia worker who made a marijuana-themed cake after mishearing a customer’s request for a Moana design.

CBD companies have found creative loopholes around Facebook’s ad ban.

Headset and Marijuana Business Daily announced a data-sharing partnership.

The Wall Street Journal looks at NiaMedic Healthcare & Research Services, which advises seniors about medical cannabis.

/ CULTURE

Musician Marilyn Manson asked a crowd at a Pennsylvania concert whether marijuana was legal in the state and when audience members responded that it wasn’t, he said that the cigarette he was smoking on stage was not cannabis but, “um, something medicinal.”

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Tom Angell is the editor of Marijuana Moment. A 15-year veteran in the cannabis law reform movement, he covers the policy and politics of marijuana. Separately, he founded the nonprofit Marijuana Majority. Previously he reported for Marijuana.com and MassRoots, and handled media relations and campaigns for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition and Students for Sensible Drug Policy. (Organization citations are for identification only and do not constitute an endorsement or partnership.)

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Cannabis banking bill amended ahead of floor vote (Newsletter: September 20, 2019)

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Senate bill blocks D.C. legal marijuana sales; Feds fund cannabinoid & terpene research; Lawmakers press FDA on CBD regulations; AOC banking oppo?

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Marijuana Moment obtained the full text of changes House leaders are making to marijuana banking legislation to shore up GOP support for an expected floor vote next week. Among other amendments are clarified protections for hemp businesses and insurance coverage.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said he agrees with civil rights groups that Congress passing the cannabis financial services bill would not be enough and that broader reforms are needed.

The Senate Appropriations Committee approved separate bills that would continue to block Washington, D.C. from spending its own local money to legalize marijuana sales and to fund legal hemp and CBD regulatory efforts through the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Food and Drug Administration.

The National Institutes of Health announced $3 million in grant funding for studies examining marijuana components such as cannabinoids and terpenes as painkilling alternatives to opioids.

American Bankers Association, Credit Union National Association, Independent Community Bankers of America, National Bankers Association and 50 state banking associations sent letters urging House leaders to move ahead with a marijuana banking vote.

  • But potential opposition from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and other progressives who want broader cannabis reform first could jeopardize passage. “She feels strongly that addressing racial justice should be the first priority,” a staffer for the congresswoman told Marijuana Moment.

Reps. Chellie Pingree (D-ME) and James Comer (R-KY) led a bipartisan group of 26 lawmakers who sent a letter urging the Food and Drug Administration to provide a legal pathway for CBD products.

/ FEDERAL

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that the number of severe lung injuries believed to be associated with vaping has risen to 530.

The Food and Drug Administration launched a criminal investigation on vaping supply chains.

Former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb suggested that marijuana may need to be rescheduled to bolster research and floated the idea that his former agency could issue enforcement discretion guidance on CBD. He added that Congress should “contemplate a federal regime for THC that would enable it to be more easily studied in properly controlled settings for its purported medical uses, while superseding state laws that allow frivolous recreational uses.”

Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX), a presidential candidate, met with marijuana business owners in Oakland, California. In a Reddit Ask Me Anything session, he said he will “will end the war on drugs” and treat it “not as a criminal justice challenge but as a public health opportunity. People need help, treatment, support, long term recovery. They don’t need to go to jail or be locked up in prison.”

Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) criticized O’Rourke’s plan to legalize marijuana.

Rep. Ben Ray Lujan (D-NM) tweeted, “Proud to introduce #MarijuanaJusticeReform legislation to address disparities that impact immigrant communities & #DREAMers & end these injustices. Marijuana use should never be grounds to separate families or deport immigrants living here legally.”

The Senate marijuana banking bill got one new cosponsor for a total of 33.

The House bill to require the Department of Veterans Affairs to study medical cannabis got two new cosponsors for a total of 83.

/ STATES

The New Hampshire Senate failed to override Gov. Chris Sununu’s (R) veto of a bill to let patients and caregivers grow medical cannabis. Separately, lawmakers successfully overrode a veto of legislation to remove a requirement of a three-month relationship between doctors and medical marijuana patients.

Virginia’s attorney general met with marijuana reform advocates.

California regulators said that almost all marijuana business will be in the state’s track and trace system by the end of next month.

Utah regulators will hold a public hearing on Tuesday to take input on proposed medical cannabis fees.

Alaska regulators proposed changes to marijuana testing facility ownership rules.

Michigan’s Supreme Court tweeted about efforts to clear marijuana convictions.

A New York senator who has sponsored marijuana legalization legislation said she wants to make sure that there are “not some giant five companies controlling” the market.


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/ LOCAL

The Forsyth County, North Carolina district attorney supports legalizing medical cannabis and said he would work to get the state Conference of District Attorneys to back such legislation.

A Chicago, Illinois alderman said he accidentally filed a proposal to allow marijuana social use areas and will withdraw it.

/ INTERNATIONAL

Lawmakers in the Australian Capital Territory could vote on marijuana legalization legislation next week.

Colombian regulators expanded the quota for medical cannabis exports.

/ SCIENCE & HEALTH

A study of marijuana strains concluded that “since terpene content is robustly inherited and less influenced by environmental factors, flavour perception could represent a reliable marker to predict the psychoactive effects of cannabis.”

A study found that “LSD significantly impaired executive functions, cognitive flexibility, and working memory…but did not influence the quality of decision-making and risk taking.”

/ ADVOCACY, OPINION & ANALYSIS

A poll found that 34% of U.S. adults think cannabis vaping devices have caused severe lung injuries while 58% say that of electronic cigarettes like Juul.

The Chicago Tribune editorial board criticized the mayor’s plan to ban marijuana dispensaries from most of downtown.

/ BUSINESS

MJ Freeway’s medical cannabis tracking software crashed, temporarily preventing sales in Pennsylvania.

Field Trip Ventures Inc. says it is partnering with the University of the West Indies to open “the world’s first legal research and cultivation facility dedicated to psilocybin-producing mushrooms.”

BioTrackTHC’s CEO left the company.

/ CULTURE

Actors Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes are launching a line of marijuana strains.

The daughter of late actor Dennis Hopper launched a marijuana brand in his name, something he requested as a dying wish.

A Simpsons writer tweeted about a marijuana joke that got cut from the “Who Shot Mr. Burns?” episode.

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Cannabis banking vote will happen over orgs’ objections, key lawmaker says (Newsletter: September 19, 2019)

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O’Rourke proposes marijuana reparations grants; Senate report slams Schedule I cannabis research block; Colombian legalization bill gains support

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House Financial Services Committee Chair Maxine Waters (D-CA) told Marijuana Moment in an interview that the House will move ahead with a floor vote on cannabis banking legislation over objections from groups who want more far-reaching reforms first. A number of other lawmakers we spoke to said that while they agree with the need to push for broader reform, it would be a mistake to set aside the financial services legislation that can pass sooner.

Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX), a presidential candidate, released a plan that includes using federal cannabis tax revenue to fund a “Drug War Justice Grant” program to give direct monthly payments to people formerly incarcerated on marijuana charges.

  • It would also incentivize states to ensure equity in the cannabis industry by tying federal funds to requirements that licensing fees be waived for low-income people who have been convicted of cannabis offenses, small marijuana businesses be protected from predatory investors and a majority of licenses are awarded to companies owned by minorities and people disproportionately impacted by the war on drugs.

The Senate Appropriations Committee released a draft report slamming Schedule I’s marijuana research roadblocks and calling for more studies on CBD and lesser-known cannabis compound CBG.

Assistant House Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) filed a bill to shield immigrants from being deported or denied entry as a result of marijuana.

A bill to legalize marijuana in Colombia is gaining support across multiple political parties.

/ FEDERAL

The Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area released the latest in a series of critical reports about Colorado’s marijuana legalization law.

Presidential candidate Andrew Yang spoke about his support for decriminalizing opioids. He also released another batch of marijuana-themed campaign hats.

A State Department funding bill set to be considered by the Senate Appropriations Committee restricts use of anti-narcotics monies to aid the Philippines in enforcing its bloody “war on drugs.”

Rep. Andy Barr (R-KY) said he is hopeful that hemp-specific provisions will be added to marijuana banking legislation before an expected floor vote next week.

Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D-NY) appeared on a marijuana podcast and tweeted, “When cannabis is legalized, we’ll have one chance to ensure that the communities disproportionately affected by the War on Drugs have a chance to participate in this industry. We have to get it right.”

Rep. Lou Correa (D-CA) tweeted, “Luxembourg just fully legalized cannabis joining Uruguay and Canada in ushering in this vibrant industry. Every day the United States waits to reform our laws, we fall further behind. We must act to ensure that American cannabis remains the best cannabis.”

The House bill to deschedule marijuana and fund programs to repair the damage of the drug war got two new cosponsors for a total of 41.

The House bill to exempt state-legal marijuana activity from the Controlled Substances Act got two new cosponsors for a total of 62.

The House bill to remove roadblocks to marijuana research got six new cosponsors for a total of 14.

The House bill to end the 280E tax penalty on marijuana businesses got one new cosponsor for a total of eight.

The House bill to set a federal tax on marijuana got one new cosponsor for a total of three.

The House bill to bridge the gap between state and federal marijuana laws got one new cosponsor for a total of one.

/ STATES

Florida’s agriculture commissioner released draft hemp rules. Meanwhile, a former lieutenant governor is joining the Hemp Industries Association of Florida as president.

The New Hampshire House of Representatives voted to override Gov. Chris Sununu’s (R) veto of a bill letting patients and caregivers grow medical cannabis at home. The Senate is expected to vote on Thursday.

New Mexico’s marijuana legalization working group is raising money to pay for polling on cannabis issues.

Minnesota’s House Democratic–Farmer–Labor Caucus launched an online survey to collect public input about marijuana legalization.

Indiana Democratic gubernatorial candidate Josh Owens spoke in support of decriminalizing marijuana.


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The Chamblee, Georgia City Council unanimously approved a marijuana decriminalization ordinance.

The Cincinnati, Ohio City Council passed a proposal to seal past cannabis convictions.

/ SCIENCE & HEALTH

A study found “preclinical evidence supporting CBD treatment of seizures and alleviation of EEG abnormalities.”

A study found that “in the five years after legalization, fatal crash rates increased more in Colorado and Washington than would be expected had they continued to parallel crash rates in the control states, but not significantly so.”

/ ADVOCACY, OPINION & ANALYSIS

A global survey of Goldman Sachs interns found that 85% support medical cannabis and 48% back marijuana legalization (59% in the U.S.).

Americans for Safe Access is urging federal agencies to take steps to protect people who use cannabis vapes.

The American Bar Association is hosting a marijuana conference in Chicago on Thursday and Friday.

D.C. Marijuana Justice, Drug Policy Alliance and NORML endorsed a push for Washington, D.C. statehood.

/ BUSINESS

JPMorgan Chase’s CEO said his bank will consider serving marijuana businesses once there is a federal safe harbor.

WeWork’s CEO was reportedly kicked off a private jet after the flight crew found a significant quantity of marijuana stuffed inside of a cereal box.

/ CULTURE

Film director and screenwriter Evan Goldberg is among the jury members for the first Clio Cannabis advertising awards.

Variety reviewed celebrity-endorsed marijuana brands.

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Pro-legalization groups ask Congress to delay cannabis banking vote (Newsletter: September 18, 2019)

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McConnell presses FDA on CBD access; Cuomo hints at possible NY marijuana smoking ban; Sanders seeks cannabis arrest stories

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A coalition of groups including ACLU, Center for American Progress, Drug Policy Alliance and Human Rights Watch is urging Congress to delay a planned vote on cannabis banking legislation next week, saying it could “undermine broader and more inclusive efforts to reform our country’s marijuana laws.”

  • Meanwhile, cannabis banking access efforts hit a key Senate milestone, with a third of the entire chamber now cosponsoring the bill. Plus, outside groups are stepping up pressure, with the Independent Community Bankers of America and 43 state banking associations sending a letter urging congressional leaders to advance the legislation.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) inserted language into a report attached to a spending bill that would direct the Food and Drug Administration to “issue a policy of enforcement discretion with regard to certain products containing CBD meeting the definition of hemp” within 120 days.

In a little-noticed TV interview, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) seemed to suggest he might support banning cannabis smoking under a legalization plan.

  • “You can legalize marijuana and sell THC in compounds that do not require you to smoke the marijuana.”

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), a presidential candidate, asked for a show of hands at a South Carolina campaign rally from people who know someone who’s been arrested for marijuana, and then invited people to share their stories.

  • “Holy God, whoa. That’s a lot of people.”

/ FEDERAL

The White House Office of Management and Budget met with Canopy Growth Corp. to discuss hemp regulations last week.

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency launched a new program aimed at utilizing Schedule I drugs in “treating neuropsychiatric conditions such as chronic alcohol dependence, post-traumatic stress, and treatment-resistant depression” while trying to de-couple the substances from “significant side effects, including hallucination.”

Former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb tweeted, “For long time permissive state laws allowed THC and CBD to flourish — often with irresponsible medical claims. It was tolerated and sometimes celebrated. Now as risks manifest, there’s more desire for a federal solution to absolve woes sowed by the states.”

Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX), a presidential candidate, met with advocates for equity in the cannabis industry. He also tweeted, “Legalizing marijuana isn’t enough. We also need to make sure those most impacted by the War on Drugs have a chance to benefit from this growing industry. Thanks to everyone at Equity First Alliance and Cage-Free Cannabis in L.A. for sharing their stories with me today.”

Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) tweeted, “The failed #WarOnDrugs has devastated far too many communities of color. My Marijuana Justice Act will legalize marijuana at the federal level and expunge criminal records for people incarcerated for cannabis.”

Rep. Greg Steube (R-FL) tweeted, “We need to know more about the medical benefits of marijuana and rescheduling the substance from schedule I to schedule III is a step in the right direction.”

The Senate marijuana banking bill got one new cosponsor for a total of 32.

The House bill to require the Department of Veterans Affair to study medical cannabis got two new cosponsors for a total of 81.

/ STATES

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (D) “has not decided what he’s going to do” on whether to push for legalizing marijuana, the state’s lieutenant governor said. Separately, a senator who played a key role in passing medical cannabis legislation was arrested on child pornography charges.

The Washington, D.C. Council  approved emergency legislation allowing students to use medical cannabis at schools. Separately, an executive order from Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) on workplace rights for medical cannabis patients does not cover all government employees.

New Mexico regulators are largely refusing to grant medical cannabis cards to out-of-state patients as they prepare to appeal a judge’s ruling directing them to do so.

California regulators published notices on marijuana advertising and promotion.

Colorado regulators released information on average market rates for marijuana products.


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Chicago, Illinois’s mayor proposed zoning rules that would ban marijuana dispensaries in much of the city’s downtown.

Two co-conspirators in an alleged plot by the Fall River, Massachusetts mayor to extort marijuana businesses pleaded guilty in federal court.

/ INTERNATIONAL

A Russian court freed an American woman who had been in prison for more than a month after getting caught with medical cannabis.

Ecuadorian lawmakers debated medical cannabis legislation.

/ SCIENCE & HEALTH

A study concluded that “there was no significant association between marijuana use and experiencing [a major depressive episode], and no association between marijuana use and suicidal ideation.”

A study examining government agencies’ Twitter posts about marijuana found that “the organizations studied provided limited information regarding how to use cannabis in ways that will minimize health-related harms.”

/ ADVOCACY, OPINION & ANALYSIS

The pro-Trump super PAC America First posted a tweet about former Vice President Joe Biden’s (D) record of supporting the war on drugs.

/ BUSINESS

Canadian regulators suspended the license of CannTrust Holdings Inc. after it was discovered the company illegally grew marijuana in unlicensed rooms.

Shopify launched new features allowing CBD sales on its platform.

Casper launched a line of CBD gummies.

A U.S. Tax Court judge found that an owner of Doobtubes underpaid taxes with fraudulent intent.

The Pax Labs board ousted the company’s CEO.

Vaping company Kingpen is spending millions of dollars to redesign its packaging amidst the growth of counterfeit ripoff products.

TikTok banned Cornbread Hemp hemp for alleged content violations.

Kayak published a marijuana travel guide.

/ CULTURE

Musician John Legend is partnering with CBD company Plus Products Inc.

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