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Amazon [company] backs marijuana legalization…

…supports a proposed U.S. legislation to legalize cannabis at the federal level… Amazon was hit with a proposed class action suit, which claimed that the company was violating a New York City law by testing applicants for jobs at local facilities for marijuana… the company does not allow marijuana sales on its platform. Original Article…

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…DEA pick spoke against marijuana decriminalization, but [some say] she’ll end ‘drug war policies’

It’s not clear if the Department of Justice will issue a new cannabis prosecution guidance memo under… [new head of DEA, Anne Milgram, former Attorney General of New Jersey]… she has publicly stated her opposition to even modest reforms such as state-level efforts to simply decriminalize marijuana [in the past]… William Barr, maintained that Congress…

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Psychedelic decrim bill passes in California senate

[These removed California psychedelic decriminalization SB 519 sections] would have had a major impact on getting people out of jail for the possession of drugs that look to be on the verge of decriminalization. We’ve seen a lot of family reunification stories in cannabis over the past few years – it will be nice to…

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National Institutes of Health Director (NIH) praises psychedelics’ potential as therapeutic treatment…

Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) expressed positive remarks about the therapeutic potential of psychedelics such as psilocybin and MDMA. “I think as we’ve learned more about how the brain works we began to realize that these are potential tools for research purposes and might be clinically beneficial,” Collins said. The…

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Sackler family empire [& 160 financial trusts, 170+ companies] … immunity from opioid lawsuits

Appearing before a congressional panel… December [2020], members of the Sackler family said they had done nothing wrong. “The family and the board acted legally and ethically,” testified David Sackler, who served on Purdue Pharma’s board for six years. This development brings members of the Sackler family, some of whom own Purdue Pharma and served on…

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Aspen City Council… decriminalizing psychedelics

Ultimately, councilors did not direct staff to draft a resolution… According to DEA, Schedule I substances “are defined as drugs with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse.” Original Article (Aspen Daily News):Psychedelic drugs will follow pot’s path to legalizationArtwork Fair Use: Mike Schmid

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[Human & ecological rights embedded in the universal declaration of rights & united states constitution missing in recent]… drug policy reform

…What’s your take on city resolutions such as Decrim Nature or the Plant Medicine Healing Alliance? [Anthony Johnson]: I support anything that moves the issue forward and educates people. My one caveat [about Decrim Nature and the Plant Medicine Healing Alliance] is I don’t want anybody to possess larger amounts of these drugs [in Oregon] than…

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DEA report shows marijuana arrests and seizures up in 2020

The data in the DEA report… showed that nearly 5,000 arrests for federal marijuana-related offenses were made by law enforcement officers in 2020. That figure is up… over 2019 when 4,718 arrests for federal marijuana crimes were made by agents.  U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency shows that federal law enforcement agents and their state and local…

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