The SAFE Banking Act was defined by compromise this year. Even with an unprecedented amount between members of Congress, it wasn’t enough.
President Biden’s reforms are significant, but they highlight other leaders’ fumbled opportunities to change course through the decades.
It’s the first standalone cannabis bill to be signed into law since the passage of the Controlled Substances Act of 1970.
The bipartisan bill, albeit incremental, would start to streamline cannabis research and is also symbolic of the momentum toward cannabis reform in Congress.
The hearing focused on the “many benefits” of cannabis decriminalization at the federal level, racial disparities in the criminal justice system, and banking access, among other issues.
The Marijuana Justice Coalition and the Cannabis Freedom Alliance have come together to present a united front post-election.
House Subcommittee Hearing on “Bipartisan Cannabis Reforms at the Federal Level” Scheduled for Next Week
The Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties hybrid hearing will focus on both state and federal cannabis reforms.
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.