What a Mitch! Safe Banking Act Passes in the House 321 to 103 Leaving Sen. McConnell in a Tough Spot

What a Mitch!! Safe Banking Act Passes in the House 321 to 103 Leaving Sen. McConnell in Tough Spot What will Mitch McConnell do now that the Safe Banking Act has bi-partisan support? The great news yesterday in the cannabis world is that the Safe Banking Act passed by a surprising…

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Legislation Passes in California Senate Allowing for Creation of Cannabis Banks

Among canna-preneurs, the most common complaint regarding everyday operations has remained the inability to establish accounts at traditional banks and credit unions. Due to conflicting federal and state law, financial institutions continue to refuse service to such companies. As a result, dispensary owners must operate in cash, which raises security…

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Amendment to allow Colorado schools to administer medical marijuana passes House, heads to Senate

DENVER — The Colorado House overwhelmingly passed an amendment that would allow school officials to administer medical marijuana to students. Quintin’s Amendment, named for 9-year-old Quintin Lovato, of Gypsum, passed with 48-16, Thursday morning, April 12. “I’ve never seen Quintin smile so much as he did this morning when I…

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Maine House passes new compromise on legal marijuana sales

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine lawmakers cast a pivotal vote Tuesday in favor of allowing retail marijuana sales, signaling strong support for enacting a law change approved by voters that has been held up by politics. The Maine House of Representatives approved a new compromise with a veto-proof majority needed to…

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Virginia Senate passes bill allowing expungement of first-time marijuana charges

Published: Feb 12, 2018, 4:41 pm • Updated: Feb 12, 2018, 4:41 pm By The Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia Senate has passed a bill that would allow people charged for the first time with possession of marijuana to later have the charge expunged. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports…

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Vermont House passes marijuana legalization bill. Senate to vote next week

Published: Jan 4, 2018, 4:37 pm • Updated: Jan 4, 2018, 4:37 pm By The Associated Press Lawmakers in the Vermont House passed a proposal that would make the Green Mountain State the latest to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. House lawmakers spent much of the day Thursday, with…

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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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California Assembly passes “marijuana sanctuary state” bill

Published: Jun 2, 2017, 8:18 am • Updated: Jun 2, 2017, 8:18 am By Sophia Bollag and Jonathan J. Cooper, The Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California lawmakers have passed a bill to prohibit state and local police from helping enforce federal anti-marijuana laws that conflict with state law. Californians…

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