House Dems punt marijuana legalization vote into November, after election

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Vermont House Approves Bill Granting Automatic Expungement

The Vermont House of Representatives voted last week to approve a bill that would grant automatic expungement of low-level marijuana offenses while increasing the limits on the personal possession and cultivation of cannabis.  Under the measure (S. 234), convictions recorded prior to January 2021 for possession of up to two…

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Bipartisan Support For The MORE Act Grows As House Vote Looms

A pending bill that would decriminalize marijuana at the federal level is gaining bipartisan support as a vote on the measure scheduled in the House of Representatives next week approaches. Under the bill, the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement (MORE) Act, cannabis would be removed from the federal Controlled Substances…

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House Committee Votes To Allow Researchers To Use State-Legal Cannabis

A House of Representatives committee voted on Wednesday to approve a bill that would allow researchers to conduct studies using marijuana produced in compliance with regulations in states with legal cannabis. The vote marks the first time a congressional committee has approved a measure to allow scientists to use marijuana…

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Perlmutter, House co-sponsors push Senate for swift action on marijuana banking bill

U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter and three other congressmen who’ve been pushing to give cannabis businesses access to banking services expressed hope Tuesday their bill would move through the Senate soon. In a letter sent to Mike Crapo, chairman of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, the Arvada…

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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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White House drug office vows objective pot study, Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet says

A White House drug office official has offered assurances that a marijuana policy panel will be objective and dispassionate as it examines the impact of legalization in some states, Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet said. The vow came after BuzzFeed reported in August that the panel intended to portray marijuana as…

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Missouri House votes to legalize medical marijuana

By Blake Nelson, The Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri voters may have the option to legalize medical marijuana this November. Lawmakers are rushing to get there first. The Missouri House voted Tuesday to legalize medical marijuana and Republican Rep. Jim Neely, the bill’s sponsor and a physician, argued…

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Alaska House votes to limit access to marijuana convictions

JUNEAU, Alaska — The Alaska House has passed legislation restricting access to records showing past convictions for simple marijuana possession. The measure is sponsored by Democratic Rep. Harriet Drummond. She says Alaskans should not be passed up for jobs or promotions for possessing something that is now legal. Alaska voters…

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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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