Limit the Potency of Cannabis? Colorado Pushes Back Against Senator’s Attempts to Restrict THC Levels in Marijuana

State Rep. Yadira Caraveo recently had to roll back on her proposed “potency limit” she intended to bring into Colorado. Why did she back down? The Colorado cannabis industry caught wind of what she was doing and with it, prompted an aggressive response criticizing the initiative. While Rep. Caraveo said…

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Colorado senators throw their support behind Majority Leader McConnell’s hemp bill

The U.S. senators from cannabis-friendly Colorado are formally supporting a federal push to legalize hemp. Sens. Michael Bennet, a Democrat, and Cory Gardner, a Republican, signed on as co-sponsors of the Hemp Farming Act of 2018, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s bill to let states treat hemp like any other…

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Senators: Add protections for state marijuana laws to legislation funding federal government

Published: Feb 13, 2018, 4:06 pm • Updated: Feb 13, 2018, 5:09 pm By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff A bipartisan group of 18 senators led by Colorado Sens. Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner want protections for state marijuana laws inserted into legislation funding the federal government. Precise language in…

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Senators to U.S. Treasury: Preserve marijuana banking access

Published: Jan 19, 2018, 1:01 pm • Updated: Jan 19, 2018, 1:11 pm By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff A bipartisan group of 15 senators on Thursday joined the chorus of Congress members calling on the U.S. Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network’s to keep intact marijuana banking guidance. FinCEN guidelines…

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Colorado’s Senators tell U.S. Treasury: Don’t touch marijuana banking

Published: Jan 12, 2018, 7:09 am • Updated: Jan 12, 2018, 4:51 pm By Mark K. Matthews, The Denver Post WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner of Colorado have asked the U.S. Treasury to keep in place Obama-era rules that allow banks to serve marijuana companies —…

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Colorado’s Senators tell U.S. Treasury: Don’t touch marijuana banking

Published: Jan 11, 2018, 5:09 pm • Updated: Jan 12, 2018, 8:21 am By Mark K. Matthews, The Denver Post WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner of Colorado have asked the U.S. Treasury to keep in place Obama-era rules that allow banks to serve marijuana companies —…

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Senators Renew Protections for Medical Marijuana

by TWB – The Weed Blog https://www.theweedblog.com Great news for marijuana patients and entrepreneurs came down from the nation’s capital this week as the Senate Appropriations Committee voted for language in the federal budget to prevent the Department of Justice from meddling in matters of medical marijuana users and providers.…

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“We need to try to restore some trust”: Massachusetts senators debate their marijuana plan

Published: Jun 22, 2017, 6:21 pm • Updated: Jun 22, 2017, 6:21 pm By Bob Salsberg, The Associated Press BOSTON — The debate over the reshaping of Massachusetts’ recreational marijuana law shifted Thursday to the state Senate, where a more modest set of revisions to the existing law appeared headed…

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