House lawmakers are set to take up several spending bills on Wednesday that touch on a wide range of cannabis-related policy issues, including immigration eligibility for people who use marijuana, benefits for military veterans who work in the industry, and regulations on hemp and CBD. It’s going to be a busy day for the House Appropriations Committee, where two of the spending bills that contain cannabis provisions will be marked up by the full panel and another will get a vote in a subcommittee. This comes one day after the full committee approved legislation that includes language providing protections for banks that work with state-legal marijuana businesses and notably excludes a prior rider that bans Washington, D.C. from using its tax dollars to allow adult-use cannabis sales. The committee also adopted a related report that urges federal agencies to reconsider policies that result in the firing of employees who use marijuana legally in accordance with state law.

Kyle Jaeger, Marijuana Moment, 06/30/2021 11:56:00

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