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Harris Introduces Bipartisan Bill Facilitating Medical Marijuana Research

On July 25, Representatives Andy Harris, M.D. (R-MD-01), Earl Blumenauer (D-OR-03), H. Morgan Griffith (R-VA-09), and Zoe Lofgren (D-CA-19) introduced H.R. 3391 (the Medical Marijuana Research Act of 2017). The Medical Marijuana Research Act of 2017 amends the Controlled Substances Act to make marijuana accessible for use by qualified marijuana researchers for medical purposes, and … Continue reading »

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Federal: Bipartisan Leaders Reintroduce the Respect State Marijuana Laws Act

Update: (2/27) Indicating to reporters that a federal crackdown is forthcoming, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said ”I’m definitely not a fan of expanded use of marijuana,” he said. “States they can pass the laws they choose. I would just say it does remain a violation of federal law to distribute marijuana throughout any place in the United … Continue reading »

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Federal: Bipartisan Leaders Reintroduce the Respect State Marijuana Laws Act

Representative Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), along with six other Republicans and six Democrats, has reintroduced bipartisan legislation, ‘The Respect State Marijuana Laws Act,’ to prevent the federal government from criminally prosecuting individuals and/or businesses who are engaging in state-sanctioned activities specific to the possession, use, production, and distribution of marijuana. HR 975 states, ‘‘Notwithstanding any other … Continue reading »

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Federal: House Members Re-Introduce Bipartisan Bill To Prevent Federal Prosecutions Of State-Compliant Marijuana Consumers, Businesses

Representative Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), along with five other Republicans and six Democrats, has reintroduced legislation to prevent the federal government from criminally prosecuting individuals and/or businesses who are engaging in state-sanctioned activities specific to marijuana. HR 1094 states, ‘‘Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the provisions of this subchapter related to marihuana shall not apply … Continue reading »

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Federal: Bipartisan Coalition Introduces the Marijuana Businesses Access to Banking Act of 2015

Members of the US House and Senate are sponsoring The Marijuana Businesses Access to Banking Act of 2015 to permit financial institutions to engage in business relationships with the marijuana industry. In November, the bill received support from Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid who signed on as a cosponsor of the bill. The House version of … Continue reading »

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Federal: Members Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Eliminate DEA Marijuana Eradication Program

Congressmen Ted Lieu (D-CA) and Justin Amash (R-MI) have introduced legislation, HR 3518, to eliminate the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Domestic Cannabis Eradication/Suppression Program. The DEA program distributes funds to state and local law enforcement agencies for the purpose of locating and destroying marijuana cultivation sites. HR 3518 reads, “[B]eginning in fiscal year 2015, and for each fiscal year … Continue reading »

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Federal: Bipartisan Coalition Introduces The Medical Marijuana Research Act of 2016

A bipartisan coalition of House and Senate lawmakers have proposed legislation, the Medical Marijuana Research Act of 2016, to expedite clinical investigations into the safety and efficacy of cannabis. Passage of the measures — House Bill 5549 and Senate Bill 3077 – would expedite federal reviews of clinical protocols involving cannabis. It would also eliminate existing production … Continue reading »

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