U.S. House Of Representatives Again Passes Cannabis Banking Safeguard Amendment

Today in cannabis news: State authorities in New York predict that cannabis tax revenue will eventually close a budget deficit caused by falling tobacco sales; while Amazon reiterates its backing for legalizing cannabis in the U.S., the corporation states that it has no position on cannabis “regulation, permitting, taxation, or…

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Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Proposes Psychedelic Amendment

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is well-known for making headlines, and her most recent action garnering attention is her support of more studies on psychedelic drugs. Ocasio-Cortez introduced an amendment that would promote future studies on psychedelic substances such as MDMA, psilocybin and ibogaine. The “Amendment to Division A of Rules Committee…

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No on Amendment X: Keep hemp legal and constitutional

Sure sounds like routine fine-tuning; Amendment X would “change the industrial hemp definition from constitutional to statutory.” Problem is, we have a constitution because we don’t trust politicians to pass statutes protecting our rights. How about this, for example? Let’s transform the right to freedom of speech from “constitutional to…

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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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Colorado congressmen butt heads on spending bill amendment to protect state-legal marijuana

Published: Jan 18, 2018, 12:13 pm • Updated: Jan 18, 2018, 1:59 pm By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff The recent “groundswell” of support for a spending bill amendment protecting state-legal marijuana proposed by Colorado Rep. Jared Polis wasn’t enough to move a powerful Congressional committee — or even a…

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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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Congressman proposes budget amendment to protect marijuana research from DOJ

Published: Sep 1, 2017, 10:00 am • Updated: Sep 1, 2017, 10:11 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff A Republican congressman has proposed an appropriations amendment to provide safe harbor for medical cannabis research in the majority of U.S. states. Rep. Matt Gaetz, a freshman lawmaker representing the western…

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