The House Committee on Energy and Commerce held its first ever hearing on cannabis legalization.
- The hearing revolved around MED and impediments to future research.
- No one from the industry was invited to testify, but the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) submitted a letter.
Elsewhere in D.C., the American Bankers Association called on Senate Banking Committee Chair Mike Crapo (R-Id.) to pass a cannabis banking bill.
- Senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) tweeted his support for workers unionizing at a Cresco Labs facility in Illinois.
- In a first, The New York Times editorial board endorsed two candidates for president, Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) Both support REC legalization. Elizabeth Warren has co-sponsored a bipartisan bill to protect REC states. Kobuchar supports legalization but barely discusses it.
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