A presidential candidate says ending prohibition is the heart of the matter, and that other reforms, like criminal justice, would follow. She hopes for bipartisan support.
The cannabis debate in Congress is being reshaped along GOP-friendly lines.
A burgeoning industry is using its money to influence politics, and finding new GOP allies in the process. But there may be a price.
A fundraising push promised by Rob Kampia, the former head of Marijuana Policy Project, one of the nation's largest and oldest pro-legalization groups, fell flat.
Democrats want to work with Republicans on cannabis reform. But the hearing indicated that the minority party may be willing to walk away if criminal justice takes a back seat in those efforts.
After Cannabis Wire revealed that MedMen and other leading cannabis businesses donated to a PAC called What A Country!, MedMen requested a refund, saying it had been unaware that the PAC supported anti-immigration candidates
Before it was quickly terminated, a Republican PAC called the Federalist Freedom Fund took in $187,000—all from the cannabis industry
Most of the money going to the conservative immigration PAC What A Country! comes from cannabis companies
Senators say that the bill’s passage would mean easier access to banking and allow businesses to operate without fear of the feds