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Gaetz Introduces Amendment for Medical Marijuana Research

Representative Matt Gaetz (R-FL) has introduced an amendment to the appropriations bill that, if passed, would not allow the Department of Justice to use funds from the bill to prevent or delay the approval of an application to research medical marijuana. This past year, the DEA moved to create a new procedure to license more … Continue reading »

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Congressman Heck Introduces Marijuana Banking Amendments

Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) with Representatives Perlmutter (CO-07), Lee (CA-13), and Titus (NV-01) have submitted two amendments to the financial services division to be included in the House appropriations bill. Both of these amendments focus on banking services for legal marijuana-related businesses and would be a temporary fix until the current legislation, the SAFE Banking … Continue reading »

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Congressman O’Rourke Introduces Amendment To End Arbitrary License Suspensions

Congressman Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) with Representatives Amash (R-MI), Jeffries (D-NY), Nadler (D-NY) have introduced an amendment to the appropriations bill that the House is expected to take up next month. The amendment would eliminate the funding for enforcement of Section 159 of title 23, which reduces highway funding for states if they did not automatically … Continue reading »

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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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Connecticut: Senate President Pro Tem Introduces Measure To Regulate Cannabis Possession and Commerce

Senate legislation has been prefiled for the 2017 legislative session to regulate the personal use and retail sale of marijuana by adults. Proposed bill 339 seeks to establish regulations regarding the licensed production and sale of cannabis. Additional legislation specific to regulating the adult use of marijuana is also expected to be introduced soon in … 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: Senator Sanders Introduces Bill To Remove Marijuana From Controlled Substances Act

Vermont Senator and Democratic Presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders has introduced legislation, S 2237, to remove marijuana from the US Federal Controlled Substances Act. The Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2015 would deschedule cannabis from the CSA, as is alcohol and tobacco. This legislation provides states the power to establish their own marijuana policies and … 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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