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Federal restrictions on cannabis are deterring Mississippi's agriculture commissioner from contributing to medical cannabis regulation

Federal restrictions on cannabis are deterring Mississippi’s agriculture commissioner from contributing to medical cannabis regulation

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial September 1, 2021

As lawmakers in Mississippi continue to ponder over the specifics of a medical cannabis program that would replace a voter-approved program previously rejected by the Supreme Court, state Agriculture Commissioner...

Idaho high court rescinds law that may have roadblocked cannabis measures

Idaho high court rescinds law that may have roadblocked cannabis measures

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial September 1, 2021

A new law that could have prevented independent cannabis campaigns in Idaho from getting their own ballot measures voted on next year has been rescinded.  In addition to the overturning of the law,...

Colorado Attorney General thinks Congress ought to safeguard small cannabis companies from Big Tobacco

Colorado Attorney General thinks Congress ought to safeguard small cannabis companies from Big Tobacco

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial September 1, 2021

On Wednesday, August 25, the attorney general of Colorado sent a letter prompting congressional leaders to grant small cannabis business owners protection from being overshadowed by Big Tobacco. Moreover,...

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House dismisses AOC amendment to promote medical research into psychedelics

August 13, 2021

Before July came to an end, an amendment that could have opened the door for psychedelic medical research was rejected by the U.S. House of Representatives. Numerous other related amendments were also...

Former anti-cannabis congressman and Trump health official merge with cannabis company board

Former anti-cannabis congressman and Trump health official merge with cannabis company board

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial August 13, 2021

Documents that were recently obtained by Marijuana Moment confirm that a former head of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has joined the board of directors for a medical cannabis business...

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Biden nominee for drug czar has ties with medical cannabis business

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial August 13, 2021

Last year, Dr. Rahul Gupta is believed to have consulted with a medical cannabis business in Massachusetts for nine months. Why is this relevant? Because Dr. Gupta is President Joe Biden’s choice to...

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Cannabis industry bags $5 billion worth of legalization wins via state legislators this year

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

The year 2021 looks set to be a record-breaking year in terms of recreational cannabis legalization. According to new projections outlined in the MJBizFactbook, legalization efforts are being spurred on...

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House of Representatives passes bill permitting research into government-produced cannabis

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial July 14, 2021

On Thursday, July 1, the U.S. House of Representatives approved an extensive bill that could prompt new cannabis research opportunities. The measure contains a provision to permit investigations into impaired...

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Congressional lawmakers make headway with Fiscal Year 2022 spending bill: How it affects the cannabis industry

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial July 14, 2021

Medical cannabis-friendly states have been informed of updated protections by congressional lawmakers. Outlined in new spending legislation for Fiscal Year 2022, the protections for medical cannabis programs...

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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...

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