Congressional Committee Approves Bill to Allow Medical Marijuana Research

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Congressional Committee Approves Bill to Allow Medical Marijuana Research | NORML

WASHINGTON, DC — Members of the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday voted in favor of legislation (HR 5634: The Medical Cannabis Research Act of 2018) to facilitate federally-approved clinical trials assessing the efficacy of whole-plant cannabis. The vote marks the first time that lawmakers have ever decided in favor of easing existing federal restrictions which limit investigators ability to clinically […]

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House Rules Committee Blocks FY19 Marijuana Amendments

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House Rules Committee Blocks FY19 Marijuana Amendments | Justin Strekal

WASHINGTON, DC — Late Monday night, the House Rules Committee led by prohibitionist Representative Pete Sessions (R-TX) blocked two amendments related to marijuana from receiving consideration by the full House, thus ending their consideration and silencing the ability for the lower chamber to offer protections from Attorney General Jeff Sessions when it comes to cannabis. The […]

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House Appropriations Committee Blocks Cannabis Banking Amendment

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House Appropriations Committee Blocks Cannabis Banking Amendment | Justin Strekal

WASHINGTON, DC — The House Appropriations Committee took up and defeated language known as the Safe Banking Amendment offered by Congressman David Joyce (R-OH) on Wednesday, June 13th. If adopted, regulators would not be authorized to use federal funds to threaten sanctions against banks working with marijuana-related businesses and entrepreneurs. The defeat of the Safe Banking Amendment was […]

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Pro-Pot Congressman Wins Ranking Member on Judiciary Committee

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Pro-Pot Congressman Wins Ranking Member on Judiciary Committee | Justin Strekal

WASHINGTON, DC — During a House Democrats meeting on Wednesday morning, the caucus elected marijuana reform supporter Representative Jerrold “Jerry” Nadler (D-NY) to be the party leader on the powerful Judiciary Committee. Rep. Nadler has earned an “A+” rating on the NORML Scorecard for his support of ending the federal prohibition of marijuana, positive votes when given the opportunity, and his […]

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House Committee Denies Vote on Medical Marijuana Protection Amendment

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House Committee Denies Vote on Medical Marijuana Protection Amendment | Marijuana Policy Project

WASHINGTON, DC — An amendment that would keep the Department of Justice from interfering with state medical marijuana programs was voted “out of order” by the House Rules Committee on Wednesday, preventing the House from including it in its version of the FY 2018 federal budget. The Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment, introduced by Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) […]

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Powerful Senate Committee Ties Jeff Sessions’s Hands on Medical Marijuana

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Powerful Senate Committee Ties Jeff Sessions’s Hands on Medical Marijuana | Drug Policy Alliance

WASHINGTON, DC — This week, the Senate Appropriations Committee voted by voice vote to approve an amendment that would block the Department of Justice from spending any funds to undermine state medical marijuana laws. The amendment – led by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) – is a striking rebuke of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who had […]

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US House Committee Blocks Veterans Equal Access Amendments

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US House Committee Blocks Veterans Equal Access Amendments | Justin Strekal

Two weeks ago, the Senate Appropriations Committee voted 24-7 to include the Veterans Equal Access amendment, introduced by Senator Daines (R-MT) as part of the 2018 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations bill, which would expand much needed medical marijuana access to our nation’s veterans. Yet House Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions (R-TX) […]

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US Senate Committee Expected to Vote Thursday on Medical Marijuana

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US Senate Committee Expected to Vote Thursday on Medical Marijuana | Justin Strekal

On Thursday, the Senate Appropriations Committee will have to decide: Will they protect our nation’s over 2 million lawful medical marijuana patients or subject them to the wrath of Attorney General Jeff Sessions? The amendment they will be debating, known as Rohrabacher-Blumenauer, simply prevents the United States Department of Justice from spending any of our […]

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Texas Medical Marijuana Bill Wins Key Committee Approval

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Texas Medical Marijuana Bill Wins Key Committee Approval | HWN

AUSTIN, TX — Lawmakers in the Texas house have advanced a bill that advocates are calling “critical” to the future of Texas’ currently unworkable medical marijuana program. House Bill 2107 was advanced Friday by the Public Health Committee by a vote of 7 to 2. The bill now heads to the Calendars Committee, the legislative committee […]

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Oregon Senate Committee Passes Bill to Relax State Hemp Laws, Expand Market

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Oregon Senate Committee Passes Bill to Relax State Hemp Laws, Expand Market
“OFB and OFS support HB4060 with the goal of regulating industrial hemp the same as any other agricultural commodity. Oregon's industrial hemp farmers have asked the Legislature to build flexibility into their license, and we support this request …
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Industrial Hemp great economic potential
Industrial hemp appears to have great economic potential for the region, but it sounds like it will not simply happen overnight. Approximately 80 interested local residents, including several from the Yuma area, attended an informational meeting Monday …
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