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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Cory Gardner will try to pass marijuana banking, other reforms in the Senate next week

Marijuana businesses in Colorado and across the country are anxiously awaiting a move by Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colorado, next week that could completely transform the way they do business. Gardner plans to introduce an amendment Monday that, if passed, would let cannabis businesses open bank accounts in states where they’re…

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U.S. Senate confirms Jason Dunn as next U.S. Attorney for Colorado

The U.S. Senate has confirmed Jason Dunn as the next U.S. attorney for Colorado and Wyoming, putting President Donald Trump’s nominee into the position. The Senate confirmed Dunn with a voice vote on Thursday evening, U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner’s office said. It is unclear when Dunn will be sworn in.…

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After 80-Year Prohibition, US Senate Finally Legalizes Hemp

After 80-Year Prohibition, US Senate Finally Legalizes Hemp The US Senate has just passed a bill that would legalize hemp as an agricultural commodity, according to reports from the United Press International (UPI). The measure is part of the Farm Bill, supported by Mitch McConnell, Senate Republican leader. “I have…

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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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Marijuana advocate and “left-wing liberal” Beto O’Rourke challenges Ted Cruz for seat in Texas Senate

Published: Mar 7, 2018, 10:46 am • Updated: Mar 7, 2018, 11:07 am By Todd J. Gillman and Katie Leslie, The Dallas Morning News WASHINGTON — The fight between Sen. Ted Cruz and challenger Beto O’Rourke pits a tea party darling who used his first term to run for the…

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Idaho Senate vacates vote that killed CBD legalization bill for open meeting law violation

Published: Mar 6, 2018, 5:54 pm • Updated: Mar 6, 2018, 6:05 pm By Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press BOISE, Idaho — An Idaho Senate panel on Tuesday vacated a decision that halted a proposal to legalize oil extracted from cannabis plants because it was held after an open meeting violation.…

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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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