Marijuana banking bill gets pushback from Colorado’s Buck, Lamborn

Twelve members of the U.S. House of Representatives, including two from Colorado, are publicly pushing back against a federal bill that would give legal cannabis businesses access to banking services. Craig F. Walker , The Denver PostU.S. Rep. Ken Buck in 2014 (Denver Post file) In a Feb. 13 letter…

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Bill would scrutinize deals between communities, pot firms

By STEVE LeBLANC BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts House lawmakers approved a bill Wednesday that would tighten oversight of payments made by marijuana companies to the cities and towns that host them. The bill, which passed by a 121-33 vote, would give the state’s Cannabis Control Commission the power to review,…

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Colorado lawmakers consider bill to automatically clear past marijuana convictions

One key detail could determine whether an upcoming bill in Colorado’s statehouse stands to affect hundreds of thousands of people, or perhaps just a few hundred. State Rep. Jonathan Singer, a Democrat from Longmont, is vowing that “there will be a bill” introduced in 2020 to allow for statewide expungement…

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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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Hemp Is Officially Legal – Trump Signs 2018 Farm Bill Into Law

Hemp Is Officially Legal: Trump Signs 2018 Farm Bill Into Law Hemp is officially legal! President Donald Trump just signed the Farm Bill into law on Thursday afternoon, which means that industrial hemp is officially legal throughout the country. It’s been a long time coming, and the cannabis industry has…

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Sen. Cory Gardner fails to get marijuana reform into criminal justice bill

The federal government won’t be easing its laws on marijuana as part of a criminal justice reform bill that’s expected to pass this week. U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colorado, had hoped to attach an amendment to the proposed First Step Act to remove the threat of federal prosecution in states…

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Sen. Cory Gardner tries to attach marijuana measure to criminal justice bill

Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colorado, made a move Monday toward changing federal marijuana law, including letting banks accept money from legal businesses. The Yuma Republican introduced an amendment to the First Step Act, a criminal justice reform bill that’s expected to pass the Senate this week with bipartisan support. Gardner’s amendment…

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US Congress Could Pass Game-Changing Bill That Protects Pot From Feds By Next Year

US Congress Could Pass Game-Changing Bill That Protects Pot From Feds By Next Year The STATES Act, an important piece of cannabis legislation, could actually pass next year – changing lives of millions of Americans in the process. The bill, which stands for The Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting…

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How One Bill Could Dispel Cannabis Myths Forever – The Marijuana Data Collection Act

How One Bill Could Dispel Cannabis Myths Forever – The Marijuana Data Collection Act https://www.forbes.com/sites/tomangell/2018/07/24/federal-report-on-marijuana-legalization-required-under-new-bill/#17d6c2ad3532 For decades, only research that sought to determine the risk profile of cannabis has been approved by the D.E.A. This is precisely why we’re in such a shit-show in relation to “government accepted studies” to…

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