Cannabis Law Newsletter by HK Cannabis Law – March 5, 2021

In today’s HK Cannabis Law Newsletter, we present articles and information regarding a proposal to decriminalize psychedelics in California, a preview of how the new Attorney General will treat cannabis in states with legal regimes, a look at how the Biden Administration plans to tax cannabis, and more.

  • The California legislature is considering decriminalizing the use of psilocybin mushrooms, MDMA, KSD and other psychedelics.

  • The National Association of State Agriculture Departments announced the adoption of a policy platform that calls for raising the THC limit in hemp from 0.3% to 1%, adding even more weight to a growing chorus of voices calling for such change.

  • In what may signal a (welcome) return to Obama-era policies under which the Justice Department refrained from enforcing cannabis restrictions in states with legal regimes, the Biden Administration’s nominee for Attorney General, Judge Merrick Garland, testified during his nomination hearing that pursuing prosecutions in states that have legalized marijuana would not be a good use of limited resources.

  • Cannabis taxes under the Biden Administration.

  • The NFL continues to explore the viability of marijuana as an alternate means of pain management.

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