A Veterans’ Affairs subcommittee discussed three cannabis-related bills as part of a range of efforts to prevent service members from committing suicide, and to treat a number of mental and physical conditions.
Legislation that diversifies the cannabis industry so it benefits disadvantaged communities is an early flash point in this year’s Congressional legalization debate.
Questions abound as to whether the Act’s centrist appeal will be enough for both Republicans and Democrats alike.
A committee endorses the SAFE Banking Act, which would provide a “ harbor” for financial institutions.
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.
“I think it really moves it up on the agenda and really legitimizes the debate in Congress," Democratic strategist Celinda Lake told us.
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.
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.
Cannabis Wire explores what hemp legalization means for the crop and its products, and the questions still facing Congress and federal regulators.
As legislative priorities shift, what is gained? And what is lost?
Cannabis companies are increasingly lobbying and handing out campaign contributions on both sides of the aisle.