• September 28, 2020

Tags : marijuana politics

House Democrats Cave To Senate On Two Marijuana And Veterans Measures

This summer, the House passed its version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) with an amendment that would have protected veterans from being denied home loans from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) over employment in a state-legal cannabis market. Another measure attached to the bill would have allowed military branches to grant reenlistment waivers […]Read More

Senate Marijuana Hearing Highlights How Schedule I Status Blocks Research

A major focus of a U.S. Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control hearing on the health impacts of marijuana turned out to be how cannabis’s current Schedule I federal classification makes it harder for researchers to shed light on those effects. The Wednesday event—titled “Marijuana and America’s Health: Questions and Issues for Policy Makers”—featured testimony from […]Read More

House Approves Marijuana Banking Bill In Historic Vote

The House of Representatives passed a standalone marijuana reform bill for the first time in history on Wednesday. The chamber advanced the legislation—which would protect banks that service the cannabis industry from being penalized by federal regulators—in a vote of 321-103. All but one Democrat voted in favor of the marijuana banking bill. Republicans were virtually […]Read More

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