Cannabis News Box

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 "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 ...

Despite legalization, the CBD and hemp industries are facing discrimination

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 21, 2019

The 2018 U.S. Farm Bill was expected to eliminate the uncertainty that enshrouds the hemp and CBD industries. In spite of it passing with President Donald Trump’s signature in December of last year, a great deal of discrimination still clouds the ambiguous legal CBD market. CBD (cannabidiol) is...

Blumenauer says U.S. House will pass cannabis banking reform and consider rescheduling the plant

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 29, 2019

On Friday, April 19, a leading pro-cannabis lawmaker affirmed his confidence in the U.S. House of Representatives passing a cannabis banking reform law later this year. An Oregon-based Democrat and longtime legal weed advocate, U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer also predicted that a committee will consider r...

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