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There’s a Mess of Legalization Bills in Congress. Here’s What Really Matters

The influx is a good sign for cannabis reform’s prospects in Congress, but it can also be confusing: Why can’t lawmakers work together on a single bill to address everything?

SXSW Cannabis Headliner Draws Crowds and Protest

Former US House Speaker John Boehner appeared on behalf of Acreage Cannabis, prompting a small backlash against "corporate cannabis."

The Latest Cannabis Bill in Congress Would Do More Than Just Legalize

A new cannabis legalization bill already has the support of leading 2020 presidential challengers.

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.

Sen. Kamala Harris Says Legalize It—and Oh Yes, She Inhaled

'Listen, I think it gives a lot of people joy,' she said. 'And we need more joy.'

Legalization Hits a Tipping Point in Congress This Year

Voters should rally behind the STATES Act to end prohibition in 2019, says Neal Levine, longtime activist and head of the Cannabis Trade Federation in a chat with Leafly.

‘Better Than Ever’ Cannabis Coalition Hits the Ground Running

US Rep. Earl Blumenauer says 2019 will be a big year for cannabis. On Wednesday, he introduced new legislation and announced the lawmakers who will lead the charge.

Does the Farm Bill Legalize CBD, Too? Not Exactly

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

McConnell: Farm Bill Would Legalize Hemp in US

The Senate majority leader gave his "guarantee" that the congressional farm bill will include a provision to legalize hemp.

Blumenauer: Congress Will Be ‘Better Than Ever’ on Cannabis

The top cannabis ally in Congress sounds downright giddy about what the midterm election results could mean for cannabis reform at the federal level.

Election 2018: Cannabis Legalization Coverage and Results

The Leafly News team is watching all the cannabis issues, and reporting up-to-the-minute results.

Congress Will Pass Legalization Bills Next Year, Lawmakers Say

Congress members Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and David Joyce (R-OH) agree on one thing: Cannabis will move next year.

Why June 2018 Will Go Down as the Month Prohibition Crumbled

Canada, Oklahoma, and the FDA: Here's how each delivered a mortal blow to cannabis prohibition this month.

Sen. Cory Gardner: How a Prohibitionist Became Legalization’s Defender

The primary Republican co-sponsor of the STATES Act cut a deal with Trump that could end federal cannabis prohibition. But...why?

FAQ: What the STATES Act Would Do, and Why It’s a Game-Changer

This historic bill could end federal prohibition. Here's everything you need to know.

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