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Federal court rejects DEA request to drop cannabis rescheduling case

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

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, the Administration is not getting its way this time around, with a recent DEA request to dismiss a class...

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

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

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 "Blumenauer-McClintock-Norton-Lee amendment" would safeguard cannabis programs that operate legally in accordance with state laws. It constitutes an element of the fiscal year ...

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

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 13, 2020

House bill preventing cannabis bans, Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act , Department of Justice, cannabis reform, rep Earl Blumenauer, House of Representatives, Congressional Cannabis Caucus On Friday, July 31, a groundbreaking vote by U.S. lawmakers meant that feds would be f...

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

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

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. If proven to be true, the Republican Party has ordered Sisolak to return the funds without delay. F...

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

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

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 worth $55.8 billion by 2025 and the U.S. is forecasted to bulk-up its economy with $25 billion in cannabis revenue during the same time peri...

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

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

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 to safeguard state-legal cannabis programs. It was the first time that a congressional chamber victoriously voted in favor of pro...

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. Lindsey Graham (R-SC). Grassley has been a difficult opponent of legalization who has refused to ev...

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?

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

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 an instant shift in evolution, as it became the first state in the Midwest to legalize cannabis for a...

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

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

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 potentially act as a catalyst for federal cannabis legalization that would put Uncle Sam in the same...

U.S. senators file legislation to legalize medical cannabis for Military Veterans

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 2, 2018

A bill to legalize medical cannabis for veterans has been filed by two Democratic U.S. senators. The Senate bill, named the Veterans Medical Marijuana Safe Harbor Act, would entitle physicians who operate within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to issue medical cannabis recommendations in ...

The Marijuana Justice Act finally gets the support of Kamala Harris

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 27, 2018

On Thursday, May 10, US Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) declared her support for the Marijuana Justice Act, which could contribute to legalizing cannabis in the U.S. at the federal level. Harris signed on to congressional legislation that would eliminate cannabis from the US Controlled Substances Act - ...

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