Cannabis News Box

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

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...

Congress is on the cusp of regulating cannabis like alcohol

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 11, 2019

Cannabis could soon be eradicated from Schedule I of the federal Controlled Substances Act, after bill H.R. 420 was put in front of lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives. The "420 bill" would regulate the plant like alcohol – a stark contrast to cannabis's current Schedule I listing, w...

The Marijuana Justice Act finally gets the support of Kamala Harris

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 - ...

Medical cannabis business owners breathe sigh of relief as Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment is extended

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 12, 2018

On February 9, 2018, Congress voted to safeguard medical cannabis states from federal persecution… again. This temporary resolution under the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment will last for six weeks (concluding on March 23, 2018,) following a short-lived government closure. It is not the first time congressi...

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