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David Hodes

David Hodes is a business and lifestyle writer based in the greater Washington D.C. metropolitan area. He is the former editor of seven different business magazines, and has contributed feature articles to several general business/lifestyle publications as well as a number of national cannabis magazines. He is member of the National Press Club, and deputy booking agent for the National Press Club Headliners Committee.

Most popular articles

What the Federal Shutdown Means for Medical Marijuana

When the Senate vote failed, the budget expired and the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer medical marijuana protections vanished. So what's next?

David Hodes - January 19, 2018

Senate Revives Gov’t, and Medical Marijuana Protections, Until Feb. 8

Senate leaders Chuck Schumer and Mitch McConnell struck a deal that will keep the government open, and MMJ protected, for 17 days.

David Hodes - January 22, 2018

Now Trump’s ‘Shithole’ Comment Is Affecting Medical Marijuana

The president's outburst blew up immigration talks that were key to the budget, which is where MMJ protections live.

David Hodes - January 16, 2018

Budget Deal Extends Medical Marijuana Protections, but Only Temporarily

After a brief government shutdown—and another moment of angst for the cannabis industry—a key protection for state-legal cannabis will live another day.

David Hodes - February 9, 2018

How the American Legion Became a Medical Cannabis Advocate

The American Legion isn't known for taking bold stands. But it's come out as a leader on medical cannabis—because military veterans are demanding it.

David Hodes - February 28, 2018

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In Congress, a Changed House Finally Looks at Cannabis Banking

The US House is finally taking up a key issue: banking and other financial services for the new industry.

David Hodes - February 13, 2019

Does the Farm Bill Legalize CBD, Too? Not Exactly

If hemp is legal, then help-derived CBD must be legal. Right?

David Hodes - December 13, 2018

How the American Legion Became a Medical Cannabis Advocate

The American Legion isn't known for taking bold stands. But it's come out as a leader on medical cannabis—because military veterans are demanding it.

David Hodes - February 28, 2018

Budget Deal Extends Medical Marijuana Protections, but Only Temporarily

After a brief government shutdown—and another moment of angst for the cannabis industry—a key protection for state-legal cannabis will live another day.

David Hodes - February 9, 2018

Senate Revives Gov’t, and Medical Marijuana Protections, Until Feb. 8

Senate leaders Chuck Schumer and Mitch McConnell struck a deal that will keep the government open, and MMJ protected, for 17 days.

David Hodes - January 22, 2018

What the Federal Shutdown Means for Medical Marijuana

When the Senate vote failed, the budget expired and the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer medical marijuana protections vanished. So what's next?

David Hodes - January 19, 2018

Now Trump’s ‘Shithole’ Comment Is Affecting Medical Marijuana

The president's outburst blew up immigration talks that were key to the budget, which is where MMJ protections live.

David Hodes - January 16, 2018