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Fed Prosecutors Hold Cannabis Summit Behind Closed Doors (newsletter: September 5, 2019)

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The chairman of the Mexican Senate Justice Committee filed a new marijuana legalization bill. Oregon psychedelics activists are clashing over revisions to the language of a proposed medical psilocybin mushroom ballot initiative. Some changes to provisions lowering penalties for non-medical use  were made, the campaign behind the measure says, because the Drug Policy Alliance is exploring broader state proposals to decriminalize all drugs. Former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark’s foundation published a report urging voters to approve a marijuana legalization referendum next year. / FEDERAL Customs and Border Protection reversed a lifetime ban on visiting the U.S. it had previously imposed on a Canadian woman caught with CBD oil at the border. Surgeon General Jerome Adams posted a Twitter thread reiterating his concerns about marijuana. The U.S. attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia tweeted, “Every bank or financial institution, including those banking marijuana dollars, must comply with federal reporting requirements and file required Suspicious Activity Reports (SARS) related to suspected illegal activity. Those reports are critical obligation to aid enforcement.” The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service tweeted about discussing hemp at a Kansas conference. Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-OR) tweeted about discussing “the future of the hemp and CBD markets in the US” during a tour of Highland Laboratories.

Source: https://www.marijuanamoment.net/fed-prosecutors-hold-cannabis-summit-behind-closed-doors-newsletter-september-5-2019/

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