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Congress reintroduces federal cannabis legalization bill, Senate focuses on different measure

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial June 15, 2021

On Friday, May 7, a bill to federally legalize cannabis and raise awareness for industry-focused social equity was formally presented in the House. The proposed piece of legislation is titled the "Marijuana...

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Discussions about federal cannabis reform have yet to take place in the White House

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial April 15, 2021

Cannabis reform lobbyists across the United States are putting their hopes on Vice President Kamala Harris convincing President Joe Biden to embrace the prospect of federal cannabis legalization.  Unfortunately...

Attorney General nominee Garland demonstrates favorable stance to cannabis

Attorney General nominee Garland demonstrates favorable stance to cannabis

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial March 12, 2021

Cannabis is one step closer to becoming a federally legal substance in the United States, what with Attorney General nominee Merrick Garland primed to push things in the right direction. Well, that...

Schumer prioritizing federal cannabis legalization in reform effort with two other U.S. senators

Schumer prioritizing federal cannabis legalization in reform effort with two other U.S. senators

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial February 9, 2021

On February 1, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer formally announced a plan to advance cannabis reform. Schumer made the announcement alongside Senators Cory Booker and Ron Wyden.  Back in January,...

Biden’s DOH nominees could steer U.S. cannabis reform in the right direction

Biden’s DOH nominees could steer U.S. cannabis reform in the right direction

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial January 31, 2021

Will cannabis legalization be a repercussion of the Biden-Harris administration and a Democrat-controlled Congress? Based on recent reports, industry professionals are feeling optimistic that President-elect...

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

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

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial 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...

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

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial 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...

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Federal court rejects DEA request to drop cannabis rescheduling case

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,...

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

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...

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

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...

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....

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

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial 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...

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