Articles By Nushin Rashidian
Lobbying spending by cannabis-focused entities declined after a Q4 2019 peak that coincided with the passage of the SAFE Banking Act. But this quarter, spending has rebounded.
While the global online retail giant said in June that it would support the MORE Act, a bill to end the federal criminalization of cannabis, it formally registered early Wednesday morning.
Equity was front and center in the push for legalization in Illinois. But the state’s industry has remained dominated by the largest cannabis companies in the country.
From CBD and banking legislation in Congress to the right to advertise in legal states, here are the entities newly lobbying on cannabis-related issues at the national level.
Sen. Schumer on Legal Cannabis Plan: “I Will Use My Clout as Majority Leader To Make This a Priority in the Senate”
Schumer said the votes aren’t yet there for the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act, which he and Sens. Cory Booker and Ron Wyden formally announced on Wednesday.
Sens. Schumer, Wyden, and Booker Release Most Comprehensive Cannabis Reform Proposal Yet. Here Are the Details.
The Senators are starting with a “discussion draft” ahead of a bill, which is an unprecedented approach for federal cannabis law reform. Public comment will be open until September.
The Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act is expected to be the most comprehensive reform proposal ever introduced.
As we head into summer, Cannabis Wire's legislative analysis shows that direct gubernatorial support helped pushed adult use bills over the finish line.
While voters approved both medical and adult use legalization at the ballot box in November, the state’s top court is weighing a legal challenge to adult use that was led by Gov. Kristi Noem.