Congressional Leaders Call For Prohibition Of Federal Interference Of State-Legal Cannabis

A bipartisan group of 44 members of the House of Representatives sent a letter to congressional leaders on Thursday calling for a prohibition of federal interference with cannabis activities that are legal under state or tribal law. The letter, which was addressed to the ranking members of the House Appropriations…

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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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Sen. Cory Gardner says Trump has agreed to support state-legal marijuana protections

Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner says he struck a deal with President Donald J. Trump that would protect states’ marijuana laws from federal interference. As part of the deal, the Republican senator agreed to lift his blockade on U.S. Department of Justice nominees — a hold put in place following U.S.…

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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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