Congress Legalizes Industrial Hemp Through the 2018 Farm Bill

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Congress Legalizes Industrial Hemp Through the 2018 Farm Bill | Americans for Safe Access

WASHINGTON, DC — The House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate have passed legislation that legalizes industrial hemp, the H.R. 2, Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018. The Senate passed the legislation by a vote of 87-13 and the House by a margin of 369-47. The legislation is still awaiting the president’s signature to become law. […]

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Congress Lifts Longstanding Ban on Industrial Hemp Production

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Congress Lifts Longstanding Ban on Industrial Hemp Production | NORML

House and Senate lawmakers have approved legislation, The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (aka ‘The Farm Bill’), which for the first time includes provisions lifting the United States’ centuries-long prohibition on domestic, commercial hemp production. President Trump is anticipated to sign the bill into law in the coming days. “The significance of this law change […]

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Here Comes Hemp: Congress Votes to Unchain a Billion-Dollar Industry

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Here Comes Hemp: Congress Votes to Unchain a Billion-Dollar Industry | Phillip Smith

WASHINGTON, DC — The Senate on Tuesday and the House on Wednesday gave final approval to the massive 2018 Farm Bill, including a provision that will end an eight-decade ban on industrial hemp, that non-psychoactive but extremely useful member of the cannabis family. President Trump is expected to sign the bill into law. Even though you […]

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ACTION ALERT: Don’t Let Congress Roll Back Marijuana Protections

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ACTION ALERT: Don’t Let Congress Roll Back Marijuana Protections | Erik Altieri

One development in our federal government that got a bit lost in the flurry of other headlines this week is that House and Senate leaders are putting the last minute touches on an omnibus appropriations package that would fund the government through the rest of the fiscal year. Something that many in the marijuana policy […]

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Kentucky House Votes to Ask Congress to Remove Hemp from Controlled Substances Act

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Kentucky House Votes to Ask Congress to Remove Hemp from Controlled Substances Act | Press Release

FRANKFORT, KY — The Kentucky House voted Wednesday to ask Congress to remove hemp from the definition of marijuana in the federal Controlled Substances Act. The request would be made under House Concurrent Resolution 35, sponsored by Rep. DJ Johnson, R-Owensboro, who told the House that hemp, like marijuana, is a variety of the cannabis […]

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Bipartisan Members of Congress Speak Out Against AG Jeff Sessions

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Bipartisan Members of Congress Speak Out Against AG Jeff Sessions | NORML

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-FL) held a bipartisan special order on Wednesday, January 17th to address the implications surrounding Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision to rescind the Cole Memo. Simply put, a special order is a practice in Congress where a member is able to speak on any topic they wish after the House of Representatives […]

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Congress Passes Three Month Budget Continuation; Marijuana Protections Included

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Congress Passes Three Month Budget Continuation; Marijuana Protections Included | NORML

In a quick deal between President Trump and Congress, a three-month budget continuing resolution will be in effect until December 8, 2017, maintaining current spending levels. While this seems mundane (it is), it is important for marijuana policy because it guarantees a temporary extension of the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer protections for lawful medical marijuana programs from Attorney […]

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SMART Bill Reintroduced in Congress to Protect State Marijuana Laws

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SMART Bill Reintroduced in Congress to Protect State Marijuana Laws | Justin Strekal

Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA) has reintroduced the State Marijuana And Regulatory Tolerance (SMART) Enforcement Act (H.R. 3534). This bill prohibits state-sanctioned marijuana consumers and businesses from being prosecuted by the federal government. By a margin of more than 6 to 1, Americans say that individual states should be able to make their own laws governing […]

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Bill to Protect State Enforcement of Marijuana Laws Introduced in Congress

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Bill to Protect State Enforcement of Marijuana Laws Introduced in Congress | TJ Baker

WASHINGTON, DC — As tensions continue to grow due to the conflict between federal and state marijuana laws, including a possible forthcoming federal crackdown on the marijuana industry under anti-marijuana Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a Congresswoman from Washington state has reintroduced a bill aimed at protecting states rights to regulate the substance. Representative Suzan DelBene (D-WA) […]

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Will Congress Let Jeff Sessions Shut Down Medical Marijuana?

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Will Congress Let Jeff Sessions Shut Down Medical Marijuana? | Justin Strekal

This week, the House Appropriations Committee released its 2018 Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) Appropriations bill, which determines the funding levels for numerous federal agencies, including the Department of Justice. Predictably, the bill does not include language — known as the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment — limiting the Justice Department from taking action against state-sanctioned medical cannabis producers, […]

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