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

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


Filed under News, Social cannabis

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...

66 Congress members call for continued protection for medical cannabis states

66 Congress members call for continued protection for medical cannabis states

Sara Tiradossi

December 1, 2017


Filed under News, Politics, Showcase

Two congressmen, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-California, and Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Oregon, sent a letter on Wednesday co-signed by 64 of their peers to House and Senate leadership and called for an extended protection of medical cannabis states. The letter, addressed to Senate majority leader Mitch...

Short-term deal extends state medical cannabis protections

Short-term deal extends state medical cannabis protections

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

September 11, 2017


Filed under Medical cannabis, News, Politics, Showcase

Federal protections for medical cannabis states are to remain through December 8 after a short-term spending bill was approved by Congress and signed into law by President Trump on Friday. The $15.3 billion disaster aid package, debt limit increase and government spending extension included existing ...

Rohrabacher calls on fellow Republicans to support protections for medical cannabis

Rohrabacher calls on fellow Republicans to support protections for medical cannabis

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

September 5, 2017


Filed under Medical cannabis, News, Politics, Social cannabis

Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher called on his fellow Republicans to protect medical cannabis from federal government intervention and uphold the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment. Originally named the Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment, Democratic Rep. Sam Farr and Rep. Dana Rohrabacher passed a bill three...

States begin crackdown on black market cannabis

States begin crackdown on black market cannabis

August 14, 2017


Filed under Medical cannabis, News, Politics, Social cannabis

Officials from states where cannabis is legal suspect unlawful trafficking places the industry at risk. Social cannabis states are trying to clamp down on those smuggling the plant across state borders, even as Attorney General Jeff Sessions pressed for enforcement of federal laws against cannabis. ...

Rep. Earl Blumenauer