Cannabis referendum could be postponed due to banking problems

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Posted: Friday, July 15, 2022. 4:54 p.m. CST.

By Aaron Humes: Prime Minister John Briceño told reporters that while a cannabis legalization referendum is scheduled for no later than September 4, he is open to a postponement.

And in any event, he said, the relevant legislation will not be implemented, whether the referendum result is yes or no, until the important issue of correspondent banking relationships has been not been settled.

Briceño lamented that the $5 million now budgeted for the referendum could have been put to better use, but admitted that the voice of the people was important and that was why multiple consultations had taken place even before the bills were passed. presented to the House.

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