1st Senate marijuana bill clears committee; WI gov puts legalization in budget; WA homegow vote; IL gov: cannabis creates jobs; Another MN panel
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The U.S. Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee approved a bill to mandate that the Department of Veterans Affairs study the effects of medical cannabis for veterans with PTSD and chronic pain. It’s the first time a standalone marijuana bill has cleared a Senate panel.
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers (D) again included provisions to legalize recreational and medical marijuana in his biennial budget request. Some GOP legislative leaders have expressed openness to enacting a limited medical cannabis reform.
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) said during his State of the State and Budget speech that marijuana legalization has created more than 30,000 jobs since 2020.
Hawaii Senate committees approved two separate
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