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Podcast: The Roll-Up, Ep 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.

Jeff Sessions Asks Congress to End Medical Cannabis Protections

In a May 1 letter to congressional leaders, Sessions urged federal lawmakers to oppose a crucial provision known as the Rohrabacher–Blumenauer amendment.

Congress Pushes Back Against Jeff Sessions’ Drug War 2.0

If Jeff Sessions was expecting applause for his bid to revive the war on drugs last Friday, he’s not hearing much of it from Congress.

Congress Pushes to Renew Rohrabacher-Farr Patient Protections

A group of US House members led by Rep. Dana Rohrabacher wants the feds to maintain their hands-off approach towards states with legal medicinal cannabis.

Cannabis Legalization Bills Make Splash in Congress

Federal cannabis prohibition could soon come to an end thanks to a package of congressional bills introduced Thursday morning.

Meet the NFF: New Group to Lobby Trump, Congress on Cannabis

The New Federalism Fund, backed by big industry names, will work primarily on Capitol Hill.

House Republicans Vote to Expand Drug Testing

House Republicans voted to expand drug testing for applicants seeking unemployment benefits. Is that constitutional?

Cannabis Now Has Its Own Congressional Caucus

Reps. Earl Blumenauer, Dana Rohrabacher, and Don Young form a bipartisan group dedicated to pushing progress on the issue.

The Senate Just Confirmed Jeff Sessions as Attorney General

The vote puts cannabis patients, consumers, and business owners in legal states in a precarious position.

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