New federal bill would allow banking for marijuana businesses

Published: Apr 27, 2017, 12:20 pm • Updated: Apr 27, 2017, 12:25 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Marijuana businesses can’t openly bank and congressman Ed Perlmutter, D-Colo., is hoping to change that. Perlmutter on Thursday introduced the Secure and Fair Enforcement Banking Act (SAFE Banking Act), legislation that…

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Colorado bill adding PTSD to medical marijuana list heads to gov’s desk

Published: Apr 25, 2017, 3:18 pm • Updated: Apr 25, 2017, 3:18 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff A bill to add PTSD to the list of Colorado’s medical marijuana qualifying conditions is headed to the governor’s desk. The Colorado Senate on Tuesday voted 32-2 to re-pass Senate Bill…

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Indiana CBD bill heads to gov’s desk after unanimous House vote

Published: Apr 21, 2017, 2:41 pm • Updated: Apr 21, 2017, 2:41 pm By The Associated Press The Indiana Legislature has approved a bill that would allow people with certain types of epilepsy to use marijuana-derived oil as medicine. The House approved the measure on a unanimous vote Friday. It…

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California bill to protect recreational marijuana industry and users from federal crackdown moves ahead

Published: Apr 19, 2017, 4:50 pm • Updated: Apr 19, 2017, 4:54 pm By Katy Murphy, Bay Area News Group California is considering another step to protect its interests — specifically, its weed — from Washington meddling. The proposal — the first of its kind in the nation — would…

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Colorado bill with new rules for local pot taxes heads to gov’s desk

Published: Apr 17, 2017, 3:04 pm • Updated: Apr 17, 2017, 3:37 pm By The Denver Post State lawmakers approved a bill Monday that would allow counties to levy and collect sales tax on recreational marijuana, a move inspired by a standoff between Adams County and three of its cities…

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Colorado bill making it a crime to grow recreational weed for others heads to gov’s desk

Published: Apr 10, 2017, 1:29 pm • Updated: Apr 10, 2017, 6:52 pm By Kristen Wyatt, The Associated Press DENVER — Colorado was set Monday to outlaw marijuana growing co-ops soon after the state Senate unanimously approved a bill (HB17-1221) making it a crime for people to cultivate recreational pot…

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New federal bill would reschedule marijuana as Schedule III

Published: Apr 7, 2017, 5:42 pm • Updated: Apr 7, 2017, 6:02 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff The latest marijuana-centric bill before Congress would place cannabis as a Schedule III substance, a classification shared by Tylenol with codeine, ketamine and dronabinol. Two Florida congressmen, Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz…

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Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke introduces federal bill to curb driver’s license suspensions for drug offenses

Published: Apr 5, 2017, 5:00 pm • Updated: Apr 5, 2017, 7:15 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Just five days after announcing his longshot bid to unseat Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke introduced a bill that seeks to repeal a federal law encouraging states…

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West Virginia medical marijuana bill gets House OK; here’s what’s ahead

Published: Apr 4, 2017, 3:20 pm • Updated: Apr 4, 2017, 3:53 pm By The Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s House voted Tuesday to legalize doctor-prescribed marijuana to treat certain medical conditions following Senate passage of a similar measure last week. The bills approved 76-24 by the House…

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