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Rep. Blumenauer Vows Cannabis Reform To Include Equity

Legislation that diversifies the cannabis industry so it benefits disadvantaged communities is an early flash point in this year’s Congressional legalization debate.

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STATES Act Re-emerges In New Congress

Questions abound as to whether the Act’s centrist appeal will be enough for both Republicans and Democrats alike.

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The US House Takes a Step Toward Banking Protection For Cannabis Businesses

A committee endorses the SAFE Banking Act, which would provide a “ harbor” for financial institutions.

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Q&A: On Cannabis Reform, Tulsi Gabbard Wants to Cut to the Chase

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.

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Cory Booker Pushes Progressive Cannabis Reform With Marijuana Justice Act

“I think it really moves it up on the agenda and really legitimizes the debate in Congress," Democratic strategist Celinda Lake told us.

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Congressional Hearing on Banking Access Erupts into Broader Legalization Debate

House Democrats kicked off their first official look at cannabis reform with a push to give cannabis businesses, most of which operate with all cash, access to financial services.

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The New Congress Takes Its First Crack at Cannabis Reform

The industry’s lack of access to banks, the subject of a congressional subcommittee hearing today, is a major problem for the booming industry and consumers alike.

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Congress Passed a Farm Bill That Legalizes Hemp. So What Happens Now?

Cannabis Wire explores what hemp legalization means for the crop and its products, and the questions still facing Congress and federal regulators.

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PART III: A Sea Change for Cannabis Politics

As legislative priorities shift, what is gained? And what is lost?

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PART II: The Cannabis Industry Learns to Play Politics

Cannabis companies are increasingly lobbying and handing out campaign contributions on both sides of the aisle.

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PART I: Cannabis Courts the Grand Old Party

The cannabis debate in Congress is being reshaped along GOP-friendly lines.