White House meets with hemp groups on CBD enforcement; McConnell says marijuana banking ‘non-germane’ to COVID bill; Senators press USDA on hemp regs
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“Getting caught for smoking marijuana when you’re young surely shouldn’t deny you, the rest your life, being able to have a good paying job or a career or a loan or an ability to rent an apartment.” The White House Office of Management and Budget is hosting several hemp industry groups for meetings about CBD enforcement policy this week and next week. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said that including marijuana banking provisions in coronavirus relief legislation, as the House did, would be “non-germane.”
“I would hope all of the non-COVID-related measures are out no matter what bills they were in at the start.”