Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Proposes Psychedelic Amendment

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is well-known for making headlines, and her most recent action garnering attention is her support of more studies on psychedelic drugs. Ocasio-Cortez introduced an amendment that would promote future studies on psychedelic substances such as MDMA, psilocybin and ibogaine. The “Amendment to Division A of Rules Committee…

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NC racial equity task force proposes changes on marijuana, police use of force and more

?North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper’s task force on racial equity released dozens of recommendations Dec. 14, 2020, in a report that called for widespread changes to address racial bias within the state’s policing and criminal justice systems. Read more: https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/crime/article247839545.html More from The News & Observer: Subscribe: https://bit.ly/2PqkZ1q Twitter: https://twitter.com/newsobserver…

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How Mexico Proposes to Legalize Cannabis and Keep Foreign Companies from Dominating the Market

How Mexico Proposes to Legalize Cannabis and Keep Foreign Companies from Dominating the Market https://www.fool.com/investing/2019/10/27/128-million-people-about-to-gain-access-to-legal-p.aspx I have been keeping my eye on the Mexican cannabis initiative for some time now considering that once legalized, 128 million people will have access to the cannabis marketplace. However, considering that the current president…

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California proposes coalition of marijuana states — and armored cars for tax cash

Published: Nov 7, 2017, 11:49 am • Updated: Nov 7, 2017, 1:02 pm By Michael R. Blood, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — California should use armored cars to transport hundreds of millions of dollars in cash tax payments expected next year with the state’s legal marijuana market, the…

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Massachusetts proposes option to expunge marijuana possession records

Published: Nov 6, 2017, 11:03 am • Updated: Nov 6, 2017, 11:09 am By Bob Salsberg, The Associated Press BOSTON — Massachusetts House leaders are proposing a major overhaul the state’s criminal justice laws. The legislation announced on Monday includes tougher penalties for those who in deal in deadly synthetic…

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Virginia Senate majority leader proposes marijuana decriminalization

Published: Oct 31, 2017, 8:54 am • Updated: Oct 31, 2017, 8:54 am By The Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. — A Virginia lawmaker says he’s working on a bill to decriminalize marijuana. The Virginian-Pilot reported Monday that Senate majority leader Tommy Norment does not support full legalization of the drug.…

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Maine gov proposes delaying recreational sales until 2019

Published: Oct 19, 2017, 2:48 pm • Updated: Oct 19, 2017, 3:03 pm By The Associated Press AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine’s Republican governor is proposing that lawmakers consider simply delaying recreational marijuana sales, instead of passing a legislative re-write of the voter-approved marijuana law. The Maine Legislature is set to…

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Congressman proposes budget amendment to protect marijuana research from DOJ

Published: Sep 1, 2017, 10:00 am • Updated: Sep 1, 2017, 10:11 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff A Republican congressman has proposed an appropriations amendment to provide safe harbor for medical cannabis research in the majority of U.S. states. Rep. Matt Gaetz, a freshman lawmaker representing the western…

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