Push for Cannabis Banking Pitched as Easier Step Amid Broader Reform Debate

Lawmakers and industry stakeholders held a briefing on Wednesday to make the case that banking reform is an urgent matter of public safety, not just an industry win.

Congress
Research

A First: National Institutes of Health Issues RFI on Cannabis Research Barriers

The request for information is NIH’s first on these barriers, and it includes eight participants, from the National Cancer Institute to the National Institute on Aging.

Business

Marlboro-Maker Altria Tinkers With Cannabis Flavors

In new patent applications, Altria and the University of Virginia focus on how to modify cannabis plants to “control the formation of terpenes that impart specific flavor and aroma characteristics.”

Colombia

Colombia: A New President Could Jump-Start Cannabis 

The industry will be seen as a player in the economy—and likely legalized—after President-elect Gustavo Petro takes office on August 7.