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Dem-led Senate could ignite cannabis reform efforts, say industry experts

Dem-led Senate could ignite cannabis reform efforts, say industry experts
January 14, 2021

Democrats recently celebrated a victory that granted the political party majority control of the U.S. Senate. A situation like this hasn't occurred since 2010. With fresh polls showing that Democratic...

Georgia’s Senate Runoff candidates could influence cannabis reform in the U.S.

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December 29, 2020

Who will win Georgia's Senate races? The answer to this question could drastically change the landscape of legal weed in the United States, where a Senate run-off election is expected to take place on...

Federal court rejects DEA request to drop cannabis rescheduling case

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August 31, 2020

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) doesn’t seem to be budging on the reclassification of cannabis; it wants to keep the plant bound by Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act.  However,...

Protections for adult-use cannabis programs endorsed by the U.S. House

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August 15, 2020

For the second year in a row, the U.S. House has approved an amendment that would prohibit interference with state-legal recreational and medical cannabis programs by the Department of Justice. The...

House bill prevents feds from implementing cannabis ban in medical and recreational-friendly states

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August 13, 2020

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Nevada secretary of state’s office reviewing Sisolak’s illegal MedMen campaign donations

Nevada secretary of state’s office reviewing Sisolak’s illegal MedMen campaign donations
June 19, 2020

Was Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak on the receiving end of illegal campaign donations from MedMen Enterprises? Claims of this nature are currently being evaluated by the Nevada secretary of state’s office....

Cannabis banking approved by U.S. House for potential inclusion in $3 trillion stimulus bill

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May 26, 2020

The $3 trillion stimulus bill that previously excluded cannabis companies could soon be amended to serve state-legal businesses. On Friday, May 15, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill along...

Cannabis legalization is a hot political topic in the U.S.

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The U.S. House of Representatives recently approved a measure preventing the DOJ from interfering with statewide cannabis laws
July 15, 2019

As the “Green Rush” continues to spread across the United States of America, it is clear that the political stance on cannabis legalization is metamorphosing. Globally, the market is estimated to be...

U.S. House of Representatives approves bipartisan amendment to protect state-legal cannabis programs

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The amendment is now awaiting consideration in the full House, but it remains uncertain if the proposal will be given a green light in the Republican-dominated Senate
July 5, 2019

Just as last month was coming to an end, something profound happened in the pot industry.  A successful vote (267-165) by the U.S. House of Representatives saw the approval of a bipartisan amendment...

How will Lindsey Graham handle legalization efforts?

How will Lindsey Graham handle legalization efforts?
November 26, 2018

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor  Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) is leaving his position as chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee for another position, which means he will be replaced by Sen....

Jeff Sessions is OUT – How will Trump’s new AG affect the cannabis industry?

Jeff Sessions is OUT - How will Trump's new AG affect the cannabis industry?
November 19, 2018

The results of the recent election will understandably have repercussions on the cannabis industry, some of which will last for a while and some that will have a temporary effect. Michigan experienced...

Cannabis reform in the U.S. one step closer after Democratic House flip

Cannabis reform in the U.S. one step closer after Democratic House flip
November 15, 2018

The ball is well and truly rolling for cannabis reform in the United States. Democrats have successfully regained authority over the U.S. House of Representatives. A momentous move like this could...

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