Congress to Vote on Protecting State Cannabis Programs

Congress will be voting on a proposal that would protect currently existing cannabis programs across the U.S. A proposed, bipartisan amendment from the House Rules Committee was presented on July 28. If passed, it would create protections for existing state cannabis programs, as well as any tribal medical cannabis programs.…

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Louisiana Bill, HB 434, To Tax Potential Recreational Cannabis Fails In Congress

Louisianans will likely have to wait at least another year before the state legalizes marijuana, after HB 434 was rejected on Tuesday in the legislature. Per local television station and news source WDSU, the proposed legislation “would have taxed recreational marijuana if the state ever legalized it,” but the bill…

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Tennessee Congress Passes SB 118, Sending Limited Medical Cannabis Bill To Governor’s Desk

The Tennessee Senate passed a bill on Tuesday, SB 118, that establishes a strictly limited medicinal cannabis program for patients with certain qualifying conditions. The move comes following a compromise reached between senators and members of the Tennessee House of Representatives, where a bill to establish a more extensive medical…

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Lawmakers Reintroduce Marijuana Data Collection Act To Congress

A bipartisan group of lawmakers from both houses of Congress reintroduced on Thursday the Marijuana Data Collection Act, a bill that would require the federal government to study the effects of legal cannabis. The measure, which was previously introduced by a bipartisan group of lawmakers in 2018 and again in…

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21 Governors Call For Congress To Pass The SAFE Banking Act

A bipartisan group of twenty-one state governors sent a letter to congressional leaders on Monday urging lawmakers to support a bill that would allow legal cannabis businesses to have access to traditional banking services. The measure, titled the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act, was approved by the House…

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Marijuana Business News – Cheech and Chong Back Together, The Golden Goose Cannabis License, and Congress Votes on Weed?

[embedded content] Welcome back to this week’s Weed Talk NEWS with Jimmy Young o Pro Cannabis Media and Curt Dalton of Cannabis.net.  This week Solomon Israel of MJ BIZ Daily is off, so Debra Borchardt of the Green Market Report and Phil Adams of Vote Pro Pot Podcast carry the news…

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