Hemp power-players lobby Congress to shift mind-set, legalize crop

Published: Oct 17, 2017, 8:28 am • Updated: Oct 17, 2017, 8:45 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff American hemp is flush with grassroots organizations working to ensure the industry rises to prominence. Now it has a “grass-tops” organization working to ensure that hemp’s fledgling federal protections gain permanence.…

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Nevada liquor lobby battles medical marijuana distributors with July 1 sales start at risk

Published: Jun 13, 2017, 4:14 pm • Updated: Jun 13, 2017, 4:48 pm By Scott Sonner, The Associated Press Update 4:45 p.m. MT:A judge won’t throw out a lawsuit from a powerful liquor lobby that wants a piece of Nevada’s new recreational marijuana industry. A group of independent liquor wholesalers…

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Powerhouse cannabis firms form lobby group to protect state-based weed laws

Published: Mar 23, 2017, 12:50 pm • Updated: Mar 23, 2017, 1:27 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Some big-name firms in cannabis have formed a national advocacy and lobbying organization with an aim of turning big bucks into big changes for marijuana on Capitol Hill. Denver-based dispensary powerhouse…

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Texas Marijuana Lobby Day has ballooned in size — and potentially influence

Published: Feb 17, 2017, 1:48 pm • Updated: Feb 17, 2017, 1:48 pm By Neal Pollack, The Cannabist Staff AUSTIN, Texas — On a recent Wednesday morning at an auxiliary building of the Texas State Capitol, two conference rooms filled in with people who were very excited to advocate for…

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NORML’s 2016 Conference And Lobby Day – A Debrief

By Danielle Keane, NORML Political Director NORML members, supporters, and chapter leaders gathered in our nation’s capital this week, for NORML’s 2016 Conference and Lobby Day. The events were filled with education, activism, socializing, and plenty of marijuana smoking. For those who weren’t able to attend, keep reading below to find…

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Medical Marijuana Advocates Host Citizen Lobby Day In Sacramento

Hundreds of patients, advocates, care providers, industry workers, and other stakeholders from around the State are convening in Sacramento on Monday to meet with their elected officials and urge them to protect patients’ rights, defeat taxation measures, and support beneficial changes to the new Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act…

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The Clock Is Ticking: Register to Attend NORML’s 2016 Conference and Congressional Lobby Day

By Danielle Keane, NORML Political Director We are ten days out from NORML’s 2016 Conference and Congressional Lobby Day and we are excited to share with you the full itinerary! Have you registered to attend? We have some fun events planned and it would be a shame for you to miss…

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Thursday: Members Of Congress Join Cannabis Business Leaders For NCIA’s Annual Lobby Days Kickoff

This Thursday, members of Congress will join cannabis industry leaders from across the country for a press conference to kick off National Cannabis Industry Association‘s sixth annual Lobby Days. More than 100 cannabis business professionals will travel to Washington, D.C., to take part in policy discussions and citizen lobby meetings to…

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