Perlmutter, House co-sponsors push Senate for swift action on marijuana banking bill

U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter and three other congressmen who’ve been pushing to give cannabis businesses access to banking services expressed hope Tuesday their bill would move through the Senate soon. In a letter sent to Mike Crapo, chairman of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, the Arvada…

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Massachusetts marijuana regulators delay action on cannabis cafes, home deliveries

Published: Feb 26, 2018, 2:13 pm • Updated: Feb 26, 2018, 4:07 pm By The Associated Press BOSTON — The panel set up to regulate the state’s new marijuana industry has opted to delay action on the launch of the proposed home delivery of the drug and so-called “cannabis cafes”…

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Without Congressional action, medical marijuana at risk from Sessions

Published: Oct 11, 2017, 8:38 am • Updated: Oct 11, 2017, 8:42 am By Michael Dresser and Evan Halper, The Baltimore Sun Maryland’s medical marijuana program, finally about to launch, could remain grounded if Congress fails to extend limits on federal prosecutions for using and selling the drug. Under pressure…

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Without legislative action, Iowa’s medical marijuana program will expire on July 1

Published: Feb 6, 2017, 1:44 pm • Updated: Feb 6, 2017, 1:44 pm By Sioux City Journal Editorial Board Via The Associated PressThe following editorial was published in the Sioux City Journal February 2, 2017: In 2014, the Iowa Legislature took an important first step on the issue of medical…

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Report: Canada health officials did not take action on contaminated pot

Published: Sep 23, 2016, 12:45 pm • Updated: Sep 23, 2016, 12:46 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff An investigation by The Globe and Mail in Canada revealed that government officials in Ottawa did not take any action after receiving tests showing tainted retail pot being sold at unlicensed…

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No Decision On Rescheduling Marijuana Prompts Congressional Action

by Rick Thompson The DEA’s evaluation of marijuana and its place in the Schedule of Controlled Substances Act generated media coverage in 2016, but fizzled out when the organization’s self-proclaimed deadline came and went without a decision at all. What appeared to be a chance at moving cannabis from Schedule…

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Attorney Files Federal Class Action Lawsuit Against MSP, Oakland County Labs

Komorn Law has filed a class-action suit in federal court against the Directors of the Michigan State Police Forensic Science Division and Oakland County’s Forensic Services Laboratory over 4th Amendment and due process violations in the way marijuana evidence is being officially reported to Courts by those labs. Also named…

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