The next United States Congress is likely to pass cannabis legislation such as the STATES Act, two congressmen said here during a conference this past Friday, even if Republicans retain control of Congress in November’s election.
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Two Democratic U.S. senators filed legislation earlier this week that would effectively legalize medical marijuana for military veterans and let government doctors help them access it.
Cannabis stocks, as measured by the Global Cannabis Stock Index, rallied sharply in August, climbing 24.4% after having set a 2018 low on August 14th.
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Cannabis in America is still federally illegal, even in states with legal medical marijuana programs. Therefore, state-legal medical marijuana transactions are mostly conducted with cash. This cash is not allowed to be deposited in a bank, because The Federal Reserve regulates state-chartered member banks. Being unable to bank puts business owners in the cannabis space in a quandary on how to conduct business like other merchants.
In a surprise upset in the Florida state primary Last week, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum defeated a heavily favored frontrunner to claim the Democratic nomination for governor.
Gillum, a strong legalization advocate, shocked the political world on Tuesday night.
Gillum, a 39-year-old rising political star, ran to the left of his party’s more heavily financed opponents—and embraced full adult-use legalization as the best path forward for Florida.
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You’re probably wondering what it would take for lawmakers on Capitol Hill to reclassify cannabis, or remove it entirely from the controlled substances list. The answer involves overcoming the three biggest hurdles to legalization in the United States.
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Cannabis education is a growing concern as more states legalize marijuana and more organizations take on the responsible practice of spreading knowledge and information.
Lawmakers in New Jersey could vote on a cannabis legalization bill as early as next month but its success is not yet guaranteed. New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney said on Wednesday that he expects to get enough votes to pass the measure when it’s ready, but the bill hasn’t been finalized and so, technically, lawmakers could still find enough faults with the bill to turn it down.
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The United Nations has announced that it will conduct a critical review of cannabis to determine whether it should continue to be banned under international law, Marijuana Moment reports.
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Find out why loyalty programs – whether they come from your local grocery store or your neighborhood cannabis dispensary – are an effective way to get customers into the shop and keep them coming back.
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