A bipartisan group of 15 senators Thursday joined the chorus of Congress members calling on the U.S. Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network’s to keep intact marijuana banking guidance.
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Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo. attempted to push the provision known as the McClintock-Polis Amendment in an emergency meeting of the House Rules committee late Wednesday night.
The House version of the Marijuana Justice Act marks the first time that companion legislation has been introduced in both chambers of Congress to remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act.
The recent rescission of prior Obama-era guidance from the U.S. Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for banks doing business with marijuana firms has made the need for Congressional action more urgent, the attorneys general said.
“In the last week there’s been a groundswell of support to include this amendment in appropriations legislation,” Rep. Jared Polis said.
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“Patients around the country who rely on medical marijuana for treatment–and the businesses that serve them–now have some measure of certainty,” said Rep. Earl Blumenauer. “Our fight, however, continues to maintain these important protections in the next funding bill passed by Congress.”
The criminal activities alleged include sales of cannabis in violation of Colorado law, which stipulates that adults over the age of 21 can buy and possess up to 1 ounce of marijuana at a time, according to Denver police.
“While we are pleased that these critical protections will continue, two weeks is not enough certainty for the millions of Americans who rely on medical marijuana,” said Rep. Earl Blumenauer.
ABC News obtained video of the June 2017 intern lecture series event featuring Sessions through a Freedom of Information Act request.
The attorney general made the remarks during a press conference Wednesday announcing efforts to combat the opioid crisis.
MPP’s Rob Kampia: “I’m honored to have served as executive director, I’m excited the board chose the person I nominated to serve as interim executive director, and I’m energized to help identify a new executive director to finish the job of ending marijuana prohibition in the U.S.”
“We invented the 420 rally,” Miguel Lopez’s lawyer said. “It’s us or nobody.”
Former congressman Tom Tancredo, who recently entered 2018 race for Colorado governor, speaks about his support in 2012 for marijuana legalization ballot initiative Amendment 64.
“The federal government has lied to the American people for a generation about cannabis in asserting that it has no medical value,” Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz said.
Organa Brands, which makes vaporizers, edibles and other cannabis products, has invested in marijuana advertising at TSA checkpoints at California’s Ontario International Airport.
A Colorado cannabis entrepreneur is making a play for control of the Denver 4/20 rally after its controversial aftermath this past April.
By the turn of the 20th century, the city’s unruly reputation thrust the nascent state of Colorado into a love-hate relationship with prohibition that is still being realized to this day.
The Oregon Democrat and longtime champion of medical marijuana made the remarks in testimony before a U.S. House Subcommittee on Health hearing on proposals for ending the opioid crisis.
Marijuana has become a religion led by the false prophet money, Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) president Kevin Sabet told a symposium at Colorado Christian University.
The governors of Alaska and Washington are questioning the data cited by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in recent letters he sent to their states regarding the efficacy of their respective marijuana regulatory regimes
A diverse group of cannabis advocates filed a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of marijuana as Schedule I in the Controlled Substances Act.
Marijuana taxes paid the lion’s share of the new Pueblo County Scholarship Fund that on Tuesday awarded 210 students $2,000 each for the 2017-18 academic year.
Singer-songwriter Greta Gaines’ new album “Tumbleweed” includes bonus track “Light it Up” benefiting marijuana advocacy non-profit groups.
Cannabis is joining the ranks of the financial, advertising, and alcohol industries with the formation of its first self-regulatory organization.
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High Times magazine now has outside ownership for the first time, in a reported $70 million acquisition by a group of investors including Damian Marley and Colorado cannabis power players
The fifth annual Mother’s High Tea brought some of the most influential women in cannabis together to remember their struggles, honor their successes and uphold a new generation of leaders.
The leader of the International Church of Cannabis, Steve Berke, had a first community meeting to answer concerns from Washington Park neighbors.
Concentrates and edibles are grabbing more market share from traditional flower, and medical marijuana patients spend three times more than recreational users.
The International Church of Cannabis opened its doors on 4/20 with a dialed-back event. Elevation Ministries leadership was forced to switch to an invitation-only approach after city officials threatened arrests.
As cannabis enthusiasts celebrate 4/20, the long shadow of the Trump Administration has also has sent chills across a blossoming cannabis industry and the wider decriminalization and legalization movement.
Elevationism doesn’t resemble traditional religious practices, and its formation and structure are even less orthodox.
The International Church of Cannabis is setting up shop in a historic Denver building, drawing curiosity and concern ahead of its official opening April 20.
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