• Democrats lose control of marijuana messaging

    11 days ago - By Politico

    Removing federal penalties for marijuana looked like an easy win for Democrats two weeks ago, but the momentum has stalled.
    Democrats have been scared off by Republicans' use of the marijuana bill to bludgeon Democrats on the lack of a coronavirus deal, and moderates in tight races worry it will be linked to hits they're already taking over the “defund the police” movement. So instead of embracing the progressive messaging of this bill as an election win, House leaders are now thinking about punting marijuana until after November 3.
    “In about two weeks, the conversation has gone from 'no...
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