Marijuana research bill soon headed to president; Psychedelics legalization qualifies for CO ballot; Congressional hemp hearing
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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) unveiled his new federal marijuana legalization bill in a floor speech, saying he’s hopeful that lawmakers can “get something done this year”—hinting that scaled-down alternate cannabis legislation could pass.
The House and Senate are expected to send a newly revised marijuana research bill to President Joe Biden’s desk within days. The measure largely resembles legislation the Senate approved earlier this year, with minor changes. It leaves out House-passed provisions to study dispensary cannabis.
Colorado’s secretary of state certified that activists collected enough signatures to qualify an initiative to legalize psychedelics and create a system of licensed psilocybin “healing centers” for the November ballot.
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