Congress

June 20, 2019

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. The post US House OKs Plan to Block Federal Cannabis Interference appeared first on Leafly.
July 23, 2019

Federal Bill Would Expand Insurance Coverage to Cannabis Industry

As California cannabis farmers prepare for the arrival of peak wildfire season, echoes of last summer’s devastation are fresh in their minds. Nearly two million acres of the state went up in flames in 2018, killing more than a hundred people and destroying about 18,000 […]
August 14, 2019

American Bar Association Tells Feds: Let States Legalize Cannabis

This week the influential American Bar Association (ABA) took a bold and strikingly impassioned stance on cannabis reform. On Monday, during the group’s annual meeting in San Francisco, the ABA’s House of Delegates passed a resolution—without any vocal opposition—that urges Congress to end the draconian […]
September 27, 2019

Cannabis Industry Optimistic on Banking Despite Murky Senate Prospects

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Under sunny skies dotted with rain clouds, federal lawmakers and industry advocates gathered near the steps of the US Capitol yesterday afternoon to cheer the House’s passage of the SAFE Banking in Cannabis Act this week and discuss what comes next. The […]
November 19, 2019

Congress takes a historic first step on national cannabis legalization

Bruce BarcottNovember 19, 2019   Share   Print The MORE Act is the legalization bill longtime advocates want to see pass. (uschools, Amanda Goehlert/iStock) In a milestone moment for drug policy reform in America, on Wednesday morning the House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to consider […]