GOP-led House Rules Committee blocks voting on marijuana amendments

Published: Sep 6, 2017, 10:21 pm • Updated: Sep 6, 2017, 11:19 pm By Aleta Labak, The Cannabist Staff The U.S. House Committee on Rules has blocked a number of marijuana-related amendments from a federal appropriations bill, including the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment. The GOP-led committee’s moves late Wednesday mean multiple amendments protecting existing…

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House rules committee set to hear key marijuana amendments today

Published: Sep 6, 2017, 11:37 am • Updated: Sep 6, 2017, 11:51 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff A federal legislative committee on Wednesday could determine the fate of several proposals to shore up existing and future marijuana laws, businesses and research. The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on…

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Why does White House’ Anti-Drug Office want Medical Cannabis Patient Records?

Why does White House’ Anti-Drug Office want Medical Cannabis Patient Records? The Deputy Director of the National Marijuana Initiative, Dan Quigley recently sent a request to Massachusetts Health Officials petitioning for bundles of information on their 40,000+ registered medical marijuana patients. For those of you who don’t know what the…

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Drive to get veterans access to medical marijuana hinges on House committee vote

Published: Jul 24, 2017, 1:27 pm • Updated: Jul 24, 2017, 3:03 pm By Nikki Wentling, Stars and Stripes WASHINGTON – A measure allowing veterans easier access to medical marijuana garnered bipartisan support in Congress last year and nearly became law. A vote Monday could be the end of the…

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Massachusetts Legalization Regulations: Senate and House Must Find Common Ground

Massachusetts House and Senate members have until the end of the month to hammer out a bill that would amend the marijuana legalization measure approved by voters in November. The two chambers approved separate bills aimed at overhauling the voter-approved law legalizing the recreational use of marijuana in Massachusetts. The…

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Massachusetts House passes bill to “repeal and replace” voter-approved recreational marijuana law

Published: Jun 22, 2017, 8:10 am • Updated: Jun 22, 2017, 8:10 am By Bob Salsberg, The Associated Press BOSTON — A bill that would repeal and replace the recreational marijuana law approved by the state’s voters in November cleared the House late Wednesday. Critics who lashed out at the…

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Massachusetts Senate to House: High marijuana tax rate “not the will of the voters”

Published: Jun 19, 2017, 11:57 am • Updated: Jun 19, 2017, 11:57 am By Bob Salsberg, The Associated Press BOSTON — The debate over Massachusetts’ recreational marijuana law took a new twist on Friday with the release of a plan that would not raise taxes on pot and would leave…

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