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Chuck Schumer Decriminalization bill

Sen. Chuck Schumer Introduces Bill to Decriminalize Marijuana at Federal Level

On June 27, U. S. Senator Chuck Schumer of New York introduced a bill to decriminalize marijuana and to give people with marijuana convictions...
FDA approves epidiolex first marijuana-based drug

FDA Approves First Marijuana-Based Drug

On June 25, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), granted approval of Epidiolex, the brand name of a cannabidiol (CBD) preparation used in the...
Michael Hancock among mayors calling for federal reform

Denver, Thornton Mayors Join Other City Leaders in Calling for Federal Marijuana Policy Reform

At the 86th Annual Meeting U.S. Conference of Mayors held June 8-11 in Boston, the nation’s mayors promulgated a resolution that calls on local...
Senate Committee Kills Bill Protecting Banks Serving Marijuana Businesses

Senate Committee Kills Amendment that Would Protect Banks that Serve Cannabis Businesses

In June, a U.S. Senate committee voted against moving forward on an amendment that would have offered protection to financial institutions that did business...
Trump U turn marijuana

Why Trump May U-Turn on Marijuana Legalization

On Friday, June 8, President Trump signaled a possible change in his administration’s marijuana policy by voicing support for a bill that would withdraw...
VA medical marijuana amendment

Senate Committee Approve MMJ for Veterans Amendment

In early June, the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee passed an amendment that would offer protection to veterans and Veterans Administration (VA) doctors in states...

Oklahoma Senator: Medical Marijuana Would Be Harmful To Families

A religious group called Oklahoma Faith Leaders and U.S. Senator James Lankford of Oklahoma have come out in opposition to State Question 788, a...

Trump Says He’ll Probably Back Marijuana Protections Bill

On Friday, June 8, President Trump signaled a possible change in his administration’s marijuana policy by voicing support for a bill that would withdraw...
Earl Blumenauer predicts cannabis rescheduling

Rep. Earl Blumenauer Predicts Descheduled Cannabis Within Five Years

U.S. Representative Earl Blumenauer, a Democrat from Oregon, has made a bet that marijuana will be removed from the Schedule I list of controlled...
Massachusetts retail marijuana sales

Cannabis Licenses Can Now Be Issued in Massachusetts

Last year, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed a bill to legalize the cultivation, sale, and use of recreational marijuana. June 1 of this year...

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