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McConnell Urges Faster FDA Regulation of CBD Products

The plan would provide a measure of certainty for both CBD businesses, which operate in a regulatory vacuum, and consumers struggling to find a safe source of CBD in a market flooded with products.

Could Trump Pull a ‘Cannabis Surprise’ in 2020? It’s Not Impossible

At this year's NORML political conference, the halls were buzzing with people power.

American Bar Association Tells Feds: Let States Legalize Cannabis

The nation's largest legal organization embraces a policy that would put the federal government out of the prohibition business.

Cannabis Legalization Leaders Weigh 2019’s Wins and Losses

Illinois legalized, New York decriminalized, and presidential candidates rejected prohibition. Now reform groups are eyeing the South, the Midwest, and Arizona in 2020.

Holy Crapo! Cannabis Banking Reform Makes Surprise Headway

Sen. Mike Crapo, the Senate banking committee chair, signals an openness to cannabis financial reform.

Federal Bill Would Expand Insurance Coverage to Cannabis Industry

Wildfire season is coming. A newly introduced bill in Congress aims to limit cost of fires and other disasters by expanding insurance coverage to the cannabis industry.

The MORE Act Calls for Sweeping Changes in Federal Cannabis Law

Kamala Harris and Jerry Nadler introduce the MORE Act, which would legalize cannabis with social equity provisions.

Courting Crapo: Today’s Senate Banking Hearing Was All for One Man

The SAFE Banking Act won't pass until Senate banking chair Mike Crapo allows it. So today's hearing was aimed at swaying his vote.

Congressional Committee Discusses How to Legalize Cannabis

While lawmakers seemed to agree on the need to end cannabis prohibition, Wednesday’s hearing highlighted tensions between competing visions of what reform should look like.

Coalition Wants Social Justice Baked Into Cannabis Legalization

On the eve of tomorrow's a Congressional hearing on legalization, civil liberties and human rights groups call for justice reform.

New Congressional Bill Would Let Oregon Export Cannabis

The state produces way more than Oregonians consume. A new bill would let farmers ship to nearby legal states.

US House OKs Plan to Block Federal Cannabis Interference

The Democratic-controlled US House of Representatives has voted to block the Justice Department from interfering with states that have legalized cannabis for adult use.

Washington DC Mayor Moves to Allow Cannabis Sales

Expecting a congressional roadblock to be removed this year, Mayor Muriel Bowser has unveiled a plan to launch legal, adult-use cannabis sales in the District.

Attorney General Says He Prefers STATES Act Over Prohibition

In a Congressional hearing, AG William Barr said a STATES Act solution would be better than the current federal-state conflict over cannabis regulation.

McConnell Offers Congressional Hemp Bill to Fix ‘Glitches’

“I'm prepared to do my job ... all the way into the end zone if it requires additional legislation,” said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, a major hemp-producing state.

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