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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?

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.

New Bill in Congress Would Ban Federal Cannabis Enforcement in Legal States

The measure, introduced by a California congresswoman, would permanently forbid federal agencies from taking action against state-legal cannabis.

How FCC’s Net Neutrality Rollback Could Hurt Cannabis

The new rules pose a big threat to the cannabis movement, which has relied on the internet as a vital tool for education, research, and political organizing.

280E Tax Reform Effort Still Alive, Senator Says

A Colorado Republican behind the measure said he’s still promoting it as the House and Senate hammer out differences between their tax bills.

Shutdown Averted, but Medical Marijuana Protections Still at Risk

A stopgap measure may fund the government (and protect patients) through Dec. 22. But after that it's anybody's guess.

Guess Which Industry Didn’t Get a Break in the Tax Bill

The final GOP tax bill—which is forecast to cost $1.4 trillion over the next decade—proceeded without so much as a vote on two cannabis amendments.

Proposed Tax Amendments Would Benefit Cannabis Industry

Cannabis industry leaders say it’s imperative that supporters contact their US senators to push for a pair of cannabis-friendly amendments to the Republican tax bill.

The Roll-Up #2: Utah Thinks It’s Punny

Did Sen. Orrin Hatch really mean to say "in the weeds" and all that?

House Committee Blocks Medical Marijuana Protections

The House Rules committee blocked the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment, but it's still alive in the Senate.

House Committee Blocks Move to Allow VA Doctors to Recommend Medical Marijuana

The House Rules Committee blocked Rep. Earl Blumenauer’s (D-OR) budget amendment yesterday to allow VA doctors to recommend medical marijuana to veterans.

Senators Urge Trump Administration to Consider Cannabis as Opioid Alternative

Two US senators have submitted several suggested reforms to the White House, including the use of medical cannabis as an alternative to opioid painkillers.

Watch This: Congressmen Discuss Federal Cannabis Policy, Jeff Sessions

Bipartisan Congressional representatives from states with drastically different cannabis laws sat down for an "open conversation about marijuana policy."

Congressmen Slam Anti-Cannabis Group’s ‘False Claims’ on MMJ Protection

One of the nation’s leading anti-cannabis groups issued a press release announcing the “elimination” of a crucial federal protection for state-legal medical cannabis.

Congress Set to Revive CARERS Act

A new watered-down version of the original cannabis reform bill may have a better chance of getting a hearing.

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