As the lame-duck Congress scurries to get its ducks in order before they get pushed out of the nest, lawmakers are doing their best for cannabis and psychedelics reform.
Here’s what happened in the past several days.
Let’s start with the fact that President Joe Biden intends to sign the bipartisan marijuana research bill that Congress passed on Wednesday. This marks the first time ever that a standalone piece of cannabis reform legislation will be signed by a US President.
The bill will facilitate research on cannabis and its potential health benefits by streamlining the application process for scientific marijuana studies and removing existing barriers for researchers who have stalled for decades.
“The Senate’s unanimous passage of this legislation represents a significant change in posture towards much needed and meaningful cannabis reform," said said …