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Bipartisan SAFE Banking Act reintroduced for legal cannabis businesses

U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, joined U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Steve Daines (R-MT), and U.S. Representatives Dave Joyce (R-OH-14) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR-03) this week to introduce the... more »

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Oregon Governor Pardons 45K People With Cannabis Convictions

Less than two months after President Joe Biden announced pardons for many federally convicted of marijuana possession, Oregon Governor Kate Brown has followed suit. She has granted pardon for prior Oregon offenses of simple possession... more »

Ohio Hears Bill Aimed at Legalizing Adult-Use Cannabis

If passed, Ohio House Bill 382 would allow people older than 21 to buy and consume marijuana and grow a limited number of plants for personal use. The bill was introduced by Representatives Casey Weinstein... more »

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President Biden Signs Cannabis Research Bill

On Dec. 2, President Biden signed into law H.R. 8454, the “Medical Marijuana and Cannabidiol Research Expansion Act,” which establishes a new registration process for conducting research on marijuana and for manufacturing marijuana products for... more »

Maryland, Missouri Legalize Cannabis

On Nov. 8, voters in Maryland and Missouri approved their respective cannabis legalization ballot initiatives. The majority of voters, however, denied legalizing cannabis for adults 21 and over in Arkansas, North Dakota and South Dakota.... more »

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Biden to Pardon Many Convicted of Cannabis Possession

President Joe Biden will pardon all prior federal offenses of simple possession of marijuana. This is part one of the president's three-part approach to marijuana reform outlined in a statement on Oct. 6. The statement... more »

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California Strengthens Cannabis Laws

Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed several measures that he says strengthen California’s cannabis laws, expand the legal cannabis market and redress the harms of cannabis prohibition. Though the state has made significant progress since the... more »

Legislation Introduced to End Federal Cannabis Prohibition

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden (D-OR), and Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), introduced the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act (CAOA) on July 21, comprehensive legislation that would end the... more »

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