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Legalization Bill Heads Toward House Floor After Historic Vote

The MORE Act, which the House Judiciary Committee passed Wednesday, is the first legalization bill to get a Congressional vote.

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Lawmakers Push MORE Act Ahead of House Committee Vote Wednesday

The Act would deschedule and legalize cannabis with strong equity provisions, from expungement to opening up loan programs for small business owners.

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Senate Caucus Asks: What Are the Public Health Impacts of Legal Cannabis?

Sen. Diane Feinstein asked if vaping can “bring on death” as lawmakers consider publishing a paper on the health impacts of cannabis.

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House Passes Cannabis Banking Bill in Historic Vote

The bipartisan legislation passed 321-103, and now heads to the Senate.

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Will the US House Pass the SAFE Banking Act?

Lawmakers say the bill, which has strong bi-partisan support and 206 co-sponsors, has enough votes to pass.

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Senate Committee Approves McConnell’s Push for a Fast, Lenient FDA Policy on CBD

The bill will “allow rural entrepreneurs an opportunity to start to grow their businesses and create much-needed jobs,” Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley said during a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing Thursday.

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Bill Introduced in Congress to Remove Cannabis as a “Deportable Offense” for Immigrants

“This anti-immigrant agenda from the Trump administration stands in contrast to the policies of dozens of states that have legalized or decriminalized marijuana.”

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Mitch McConnell Pressures the FDA to Go Easy on Hemp-Derived CBD

The push could give CBD-based food additives and dietary supplements the green light.

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When It Comes to Cannabis, Congress Is Thinking About More Than Just Banking or Legalization

There are close to sixty cannabis-related bills pending consideration in Congress, and some have serious support.

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Hemp: Regulators Pledge to Untangle the Rules

Officials from three federal agencies updated a Senate committee on their progress in drafting regulations for hemp production and products.

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Cannabis and Banking: An Unprecedented Senate Hearing

Both advocates and enemies of the SAFE Banking Act got to make their case.

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The Racial Justice Case for Legalizing Cannabis Gets a Congressional Hearing

Lawmakers and witnesses argue that done properly, legalization could right some historic wrongs.

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Veterans Groups Push the VA: More Cannabis Research, Please.

At a congressional hearing, the VA refused to support any of the four bills under consideration calling for more research and access. But the advocates see an alternative to opioids.

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Small Cannabis Businesses Ask Congress for a Hand

Hindered by a lack of access to loans and banking services, owners hope for help from the Small Business Administration.

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US House Appropriations Committee Advances Spending Bill with Key Cannabis Protections

The “cannabis industry is here to stay,” said Rep. Barbara Lee, co-chair of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus.

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US House Subcommittee OKs Spending Bill with Key Cannabis Protections

The bill could offer some cannabis banking protections and would allow the District of Columbia to legalize adult use sales.