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Federal: Members Of Congress Move To Exclude Hemp From the Controlled Substances Act

Members of Congress have reintroduced legislation to amend the federal Controlled Substances Act to exclude industrial hemp. House Bill 525 has been referred to the House Judiciary Committee and the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. The measure has 49 co-sponsors. The measure has 49 co-sponsors. Senate companion legislation, S. 134, is also pending. If … 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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Minnesota: House Members Pass Measure To Permit Growing Of Industrial Hemp

House members on May 4 voted 110 to 18 in favor of legislation, HF 1437, to authorize the state-sanctioned production of industrial hemp. The measure now goes to the Senate for further consideration. Last year, members of Congress approved language in the omnibus federal Farm Bill explicitly authorizing states to sponsor hemp research absent federal … Continue reading »

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Federal: Tell House Members to Support the McClintock/Polis Amendment

Members of the United States House of Representatives are anticipated to vote as early as tonight on a series of amendments to a Justice Department spending bill. Several of these amendments seek to limit the federal government’s ability to intrude in states that have regulated various aspects of marijuana production and access. Specifically, Representatives Tom … 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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Vermont: House Members Turn Back Marijuana Reform Efforts

Members of the Vermont House spent over six hours on Tuesday, May 3, debating various amendments to reform marijuana policy, but ultimately decided against enacting any significant changes in law. House lawmakers voted 121 to 28 to reject Senate-approved language that sought to regulate the adult use, commercial production, and retail sale of marijuana. Although … Continue reading »

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Hawaii: Members of the House Fail to Act on Hemp Legislation

Legislation, Senate Bill 2787, to further encourage the state Department of Agriculture to license farmers to grow industrial hemp for “research and development purposes” failed to move forward in the House after members of the Senate approved the measure in a 24-0 vote.  Additional legislation, Senate Bill 2757, to authorize the department of agriculture to … Continue reading »

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Federal: Congressional Members Introduce Legislation to Stop USPS Threats

Members from both the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate have joined together to introduce the Marijuana Advertising in Legal States (MAILS) Act, which aims to halt threatening behavior by the United States Postal Service (USPS) toward state compliant newspaper publishers that wish to publish marijuana related advertisements in their publications.  Last year, USPS sent … Continue reading »

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