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News Roll Up: 2020 Cannabis General Election Guide 🗳️

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Heady Vermont Staff 11 Sep 2020

“And how do I feel then? Like, my God, somebody heard me. Like I finally caught my breath. That’s how I feel. Like I finally caught my breath.”

— From Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Vanity Fair interview with Tamika Palmer, Breonna Taylor’s mother

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Welcome To The Weekly Roll Up – A Compendium of The Week’s Cannabis News

Vermont

Sept. 11:  Vermont House Approves Legislation to Automatically Expunge Records, as S.54 Progresses

2020 Cannabis General Election Guide

Sept.6: Key Concessions Made on S.54 as Expungement Legislation Clears House Judiciary

Vermont Hemp Updates:

Letter to Committee Reps: S.54 Revisions

Bottom Line: How COVID-19 Helped a Northeast Kingdom CBD Company Get Rolling

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Regional

Maine

Maine’s hemp ‘gold rush’ hits supply and demand reality

Massachusetts

New Hampshire

New York

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National

Cannabis vote poses November risk for Democrats

Cannabis banking numbers slip, but loans might be increasing

‘Green rush’: Cannabis boom squeezing farmland in North America

Is The War On Cannabis A Cult? What We Can Learn About American Politics

Seed World: Why the Path to Commercialization is a Long and Winding One

 

Advocacy

Kassandra Frederique, DPA’s New Executive Director, Shares Her Message to the Movement

Arts/Entertainment

Banking

Fewer Banks and Credit Unions Are Serving the Cannabis Industry

Business

How Marketable Are Minor Cannabinoids?

Cannabinoid series: growing and extracting cannabis APIs

CBD

Legislators Introduce Bill to Allow CBD in Dietary Supplements

Coronavirus/COVID-19

Amid coronavirus, a cannabis boom has swept over North America

Culture

Education

Federal

USDA Extends Public Comment Period For Hemp Rule (Again)

Food & Bev

Growing and Making

Health and Wellness

Hemp

American Hemp Farmers May Be Unfairly Penalized Over The Government’s Worries About THC

Hypocrisy, Prevarication, and Outright Lies

  • “If Democrats didn’t get their diversity studies for the cannabis industry, stimulus checks for illegal immigrants, and tax cuts for blue-state millionaires, they’d make sure millions of Americans would lose their unemployment benefits and the PPP would close.”
    U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on the Senate floor this week, addressing Democrats regarding COVID-19 relief

Law Enforcement

Legalization

House will vote on federal cannabis legalization for the first time, bill’s future in Senate uncertain

Media

Medical

Americans for Safe Access release report on medical cannabis access across the U.S.

Military/Vets

Podcasts

Politics 

The Hill: One cure for an ailing American economy: Legalize cannabis

The real point of the GOP’s narrow coronavirus bill

Presidential Campaign 

Biden Calls for ‘Mandatory Rehab’ Instead of Jail for Drug Crimes

Cannabis Decriminalization, Record Expungement Now Top Priority For Biden-Harris

Psychedelics

READ: Aldous Huxley: The Doors of Perception (full text)

‘A Hail Mary’: Psychedelic Therapy Draws Veterans to Jungle Retreats

Seniors

Social Justice

Vanity Fair: The Life Breonna Taylor Lived, In The Words Of Her Mother

  • Special interview / guest editing by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Cannabis Equity Programs Often Fail, But We Can Fix Them

Sports

Studies and Surveys

Women

Cannaclusive’s Mary Pryor on Bringing Women and Communities of Color Into Cannabis

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States

Alabama

Arizona

California

Colorado

Florida

Georgia

Illinois’

Indiana

Iowa

Kentucky

The FDA is killing Kentucky’s most promising crop

Maryland

Michigan 

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Altered mindsets: Marijuana making its mark on ballots in red states

Nebraska

 Nebraska Supreme Court Removes Medical Marijuana from the 2020 Ballot

Nevada

New Jersey

North Carolina

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

Tennessee

Texas

Virginia

Washington

Washington, D.C.

International

Asia

Australia

Canada

Canada’s Top Cop Says Criminalizing Drugs Doesn’t Work, But He’ll Keep Doing it Anyway

Chile

Colombia

Europe

Israel

Jamaica

New Zealand

South Africa

St. Vincent

UK

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