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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Marijuana advocate Rep. Dana Rohrabacher battling to keep seat in Congress

Published: Mar 12, 2018, 10:01 am • Updated: Mar 12, 2018, 10:06 am By Amy Taxin, Associated Press SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A well-known Republican on Friday filed papers to join a crowded field attempting to oust longtime GOP Congressman Dana Rohrabacher from his seat, one of four in…

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Veterans group ratchets up pressure on White House and Congress to support medical marijuana research

Published: Feb 23, 2018, 12:12 pm • Updated: Feb 23, 2018, 5:21 pm By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff Top officials at of The American Legion, the nation’s largest veterans organization, on Friday stepped up their calls for the federal government to legitimize and invest in medical marijuana research. In…

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Feds working on new marijuana banking guidance, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin tells Congress

Published: Feb 15, 2018, 11:29 am • Updated: Feb 15, 2018, 2:56 pm By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff Issuing updated marijuana banking guidance is “at the top of the list” for the U.S. Treasury Department, according to Sec. Steve Mnuchin. “I can tell you we’re working on it as…

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Nearly 70 Congress members push spending bill amendment to protect state-legal marijuana

Published: Jan 12, 2018, 3:47 pm • Updated: Jan 12, 2018, 4:43 pm By Alicia Wallace and Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff Members of Congress have proposed a spending bill amendment that would ensure protections for states that have legalized marijuana. Nearly 70 U.S. representatives signed onto a letter sent…

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Colorado Congress members send letter to Sessions, urging reinstatement of Cole Memo

Published: Jan 9, 2018, 2:11 pm • Updated: Jan 9, 2018, 6:28 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Colorado congressional legislators fired off a letter Tuesday to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, asking that he reconsider last week’s rescission of the Cole Memo and related marijuana guidance. Democratic representatives…

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Federal marijuana bills boosted by new supporters as Congress gets back to work

Published: Jan 9, 2018, 9:49 am • Updated: Jan 9, 2018, 11:06 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Lawmakers lined up behind several cannabis-related House bills in the wake of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ policy shift last week rescinding the Obama-era Cole Memo that had protected states with…

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66 Congress members call for extending protection for medical marijuana states

Published: Nov 29, 2017, 6:25 pm • Updated: Nov 29, 2017, 6:52 pm By Aleta Labak, The Cannabist Staff With the current federal appropriations bill set to expire Dec. 8, there’s a new bipartisan call for continuing protection of medical marijuana states. Two congressmen behind a namesake provision for medical…

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Congress members, veterans join forces in call for medical marijuana reforms

Published: Nov 2, 2017, 5:06 pm • Updated: Nov 2, 2017, 5:56 pm By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff Veterans are adding their voices to the growing chorus calling for changes in marijuana research and legalization. A bipartisan group of U.S. Representatives, along with several combat veterans and the mother…

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