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Lobbying, News Brief

Amazon Doubles Down on Cannabis Reform

The global online retail giant has endorsed the most comprehensive cannabis reform proposal to-date in Congress. In early summer, Amazon began to lobby on a more narrow reform bill.

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Cannabis Lobbying Spend Bounces Back

Lobbying spending by cannabis-focused entities declined after a Q4 2019 peak that coincided with the passage of the SAFE Banking Act. But this quarter, spending has rebounded.

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Amazon Is Officially Lobbying on Cannabis

While the global online retail giant said in June that it would support the MORE Act, a bill to end the federal criminalization of cannabis, it formally registered early Wednesday morning.

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Advil-Maker GlaxoSmithKline Among Entities Newly Lobbying on Cannabis

From CBD and banking legislation in Congress to the right to advertise in legal states, here are the entities newly lobbying on cannabis-related issues at the national level.

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Cannabis Lobbying Spend Remains Flat, Despite Momentum Behind Federal Reform

There are more companies and groups lobbying on cannabis than ever before, but spending has yet to rebound from a 2020 decline.

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Alcohol Giant Diageo, Tobacco Giant Reynolds, and Morgan Stanley Among Companies Newly Lobbying On Cannabis

As energy builds behind national cannabis reform, increasingly mainstream and global companies are lobbying on cannabis for the first time.

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Altria CFO Reiterates Company’s U.S. Cannabis Plans

Altria, maker of Marlboro, is “excited about the U.S. opportunity for our investment in Cronos,” a Canadian cannabis company, the company’s CFO said during a consumer conference Wednesday.

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Altria, Maker of Marlboro Cigarettes, Is Lobbying on Cannabis Sales in Virginia

Altria, parent company of Philip Morris USA, recently registered to lobby on cannabis in Virginia, where a legalization bill backed by the governor is sailing through the legislature.

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Who Lobbied on the MORE Act?

The MORE Act, which would remove cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act, is up for a full House vote on Friday.

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Who Is Newly Lobbying On Cannabis?

At the federal level, more than a dozen entities have begun to lobby on cannabis-related issues, including hemp and CBD, or adjusted their focus.

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National Cannabis Lobbying Falls, Again

The amount of money that cannabis-focused entities spent on cannabis lobbying at the federal level fell for the third quarter in a row, following an unprecedented rise in 2019.

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Will Trulieve Dominate Cannabis in the South?

Trulieve is responsible for half of all cannabis product sales in Florida. According to state lobbying disclosures, the company is watching Florida’s neighbors, too.

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Canopy Growth’s US Lobbying Footprint Expands

One of the world’s largest cannabis companies is now lobbying in at least a half dozen states.

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Today, Texas’ Cannabis Industry Is Tiny. Cannabis Giants See Potential.

Cannabis Wire has found that major cannabis companies, like Canopy Growth, are registered to lobby.

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Who Is Now Lobbying on Cannabis, CBD, and Hemp?

Altria and Anheuser-Busch, previously lobbying on hemp and cannabis respectively, have now specified CBD as an area of interest.

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Cannabis Lobbying Spend Continues to Decrease

After reaching new highs in 2019, lobbying by cannabis companies and groups continues to fall in 2020.