The 2018 Farm Bill legalized hemp, catalyzing a nascent industry – and creating plenty of confusion. A hearing in Congress today highlighted priorities for the 2023 Farm Bill.
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.
Last week, Sen. Cory Booker, who led the hearing, introduced a comprehensive cannabis legalization bill in Congress with Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Sen. Ron Wyden.
The Act, sponsored by Sens. Schumer, Booker, and Wyden, went through extensive revisions in response to 1,800 comments on the discussion draft released last July.
Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren spearheaded a letter from lawmakers calling out the Biden administration’s “failure” on cannabis policy reform.
On both the state and federal levels, the Koch-backed Americans for Prosperity is making its business-friendly case.
A wide range of issues emerged during a Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing on Friday, including concerns about state or federal interference, and transportation over state lines.
Leaders of some of the highest-valued cannabis companies in the country are putting more money toward the South Carolina Republican than any other candidate.
The House and Senate have both passed proposals to expand cannabis research – with key differences – just as they did in late 2020. Will one land on President Joe Biden's desk?
The MORE Act, which would remove cannabis from the list of controlled substances, passed out of the House in 2020, and is expected to again stall in the Senate.
A roundtable that included the state treasurer and lawmakers highlighted the urgent need for solutions, from the SAFE Banking Act to workplace training and increased security.
In D.C. on Friday, the House passed cannabis banking legislation for the sixth time. Meanwhile, Sen. Maj. Leader Chuck Schumer held a press conference in New York City to tout more comprehensive federal reform.
Perlmutter’s latest push on cannabis banking comes after SAFE Banking language was scrapped from the National Defense Authorization Act in December.
Nothing made it even close to the president’s desk, but the conversation changed, and forces are gathering for a complex debate about legalization’s priorities.
Banking groups and lawmakers rallied behind legislation to allow banks to more freely work with cannabis businesses. Ultimately, it was stripped.
Rep. Nancy Mace has released the most comprehensive cannabis legalization plan to emerge from the Republican party, a counter to the Schumer, Booker, Wyden vision.