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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...

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

The amendment is now awaiting consideration in the full House, but it remains uncertain if the proposal will be given a green light in the Republican-dominated Senate
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...

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

On January 9, the founder and co-chair of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus introduced H.R. 420, the Regulate Marijuana like Alcohol Act
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...

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

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...

Short-term deal extends state medical cannabis protections

Short-term deal extends state medical cannabis protections

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen September 11, 2017

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...

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Rohrabacher calls on fellow Republicans to support protections for medical cannabis

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen September 5, 2017

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...

States begin crackdown on black market cannabis

States begin crackdown on black market cannabis

August 14, 2017

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,...

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