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Schumer’s cannabis legalization bill will target aspiring entrepreneurs, as opposed to “big boy” industry players

Schumer’s cannabis legalization bill will target aspiring entrepreneurs, as opposed to “big boy” industry players

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial November 30, 2021

Back in July, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer revealed a 163-page draft edition of his federal cannabis legalization bill.  Moving forwards, the New York-based Democratic politician remains...

21 U.S. governors confirm support for cannabis banking by signing letter to Congress

21 U.S. governors confirm support for cannabis banking by signing letter to Congress

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

In a bold move that could push things in the right direction for banking-starved cannabis companies, 50 of the nation’s governors have inked a promising letter that was sent to Congressional leaders...

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Two U.S. senators urge Justice Department to deschedule cannabis

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial October 27, 2021

Democratic senators Cory Booker and Elizabeth Warren are joining forces in the hopes of encouraging U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland to harness his power and deschedule cannabis. With his authority,...

Cole Memo author is appointed as adviser for National Cannabis Roundtable

Cole Memo author is appointed as adviser for National Cannabis Roundtable

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

The National Cannabis Roundtable (NCR) – a coalition of cannabis companies  – recently announced the development of a brand new advisory board. Interestingly, one of the key members of the Roundtable’s...

https://www.notebookcheck.net/House-Appropriations-Committee-slaps-down-Trump-s-ZTE-support.303740.0.html

U.S. House promotes cannabis banking reform as part of defense bill

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial September 30, 2021

On Tuesday, September 22, the U.S. House of Representatives adopted a cannabis banking amendment  by a voice vote. The amendment will be included in this year’s defense budget bill. Although the...

https://abovethelaw.com/2018/03/cashed-and-counting-california-starts-crackdown-on-gray-marijuana-marketplace/

Gov’s recall-election victory eases concern for California’s cannabis sector

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial September 30, 2021

On Tuesday, September 14, California Governor Gavin Newsom was triumphant in his efforts to defeat a recall claim that could have prematurely removed him from office.  The outcome disappointed conservative...

Federal restrictions on cannabis are deterring Mississippis 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,...

https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg23631530-300-mind-menders-how-psychedelic-drugs-rebuild-broken-brains/

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...

https://edition.cnn.com/2021/07/13/politics/rahul-gupta-joe-biden-drug-czar/index.html

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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