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Former FDA Chief Wants Federal Government To Regulate State Marijuana Markets - Cannabis News

Former Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said on Monday that the federal government should regulate state marijuana programs.

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More Senators Are Demanding That FDA Speed Up CBD Regulations - Cannabis News

Another group of senators is calling on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to expediently implement regulations for CBD in order to protect consumers and free up the industry.

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Northeast Governors To Coordinate Marijuana Legalization Plans Next Month - Cannabis News

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) revealed on Wednesday that he will be meeting with governors from throughout the region next month to coordinate marijuana legalization plans.

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Historic House Vote Expected on Marijuana Banking Bill - Cannabis News

If the measure passes, it will be the most significant action taken by Congress on marijuana reform in recent memory.

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Marijuana Banking Bill Gains Momentum With One Third Of Senate Now Signed On - Cannabis News

The most cannabis-friendly Congress in history is back from its August recess, and lawmakers are already making key moves to advance marijuana reform legislation.

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GOP Senate Chair Says He Plans Marijuana Banking Vote - Cannabis News

The Republican chair of the Senate Banking Committee said on Thursday that his panel will hold a vote on legislation allowing banks to service state-legal marijuana businesses this year.

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Presidential pot: Why 2020 Democrats are ready to legalize marijuana - Cannabis News

Once a politically dangerous subject, legal marijuana has become something of a de facto platform plank for the 2020 Democratic candidates.

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Mississippi: Petition with over 100,000 signatures to legalize medical marijuana submitted to Secretary of State’s office - Cannabis News

Over 100,000 certified signatures have been submitted to the Secretary of State’s office in an effort to legalize marijuana.

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President Trump Reiterates His Administration Will Let States Legalize Marijuana - Cannabis News

President Donald Trump again said that his administration is allowing states to set their own marijuana policies.

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DEA Announces It Will Finally Take Action On Marijuana Grower Applications - Cannabis News

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced on Monday that is is taking steps to expand the number of federally authorized marijuana manufacturers for research purposes.

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Survey: Americans View Marijuana As Far Less Harmful Than Alcohol And Tobacco - Cannabis News

Americans are twice as likely to say that alcohol is “very harmful” than say the same about marijuana, according to a survey released on Monday.

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This Is The Most Marijuana-Friendly Congress In History - Cannabis News

With the House and Senate heading into a month-long August recess this week, it's a good time to look back at what lawmakers have accomplished so far this year when it comes to marijuana reform: It is unquestionable that the 116th Congress is the most cannabis-friendly Congress in history.

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Legalizing Marijuana, Once Thought Unthinkable In These Three States, Will Be On The Ballot In 2020 - Cannabis News

One of the states sued Colorado years ago for having legal pot, now it's putting legalization to the voters.

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Federal Officials Give Hemp Legalization Update At Senate Hearing - Cannabis News

The Senate Agriculture Committee heard from federal agencies about efforts to implement the legalization of hemp at a hearing on Thursday.

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Top Congressional Chairman And Presidential Candidate File Marijuana Legalization Bills - Cannabis News

The chairman of a key congressional committee responsible for crime policy is teaming up with a senator running for president to file legislation on Tuesday that would federally legalize marijuana and seek to repair some of the harms of a war on drugs that has been waged primarily against people of color.

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The MORE Act Calls for Sweeping Changes in Federal Cannabis Law - Cannabis News

Two high-profile Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday unveiled what they describe as “one of the most comprehensive marijuana law bills ever introduced in the US Congress.”

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Senate Schedules Hearing On Marijuana Business Banking Access - Cannabis News

In one of the clearest signs of marijuana reform's growing momentum on Capitol Hill, a Republican-controlled Senate committee has scheduled a hearing for next week that will examine cannabis businesses' lack of access to banking services.

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FDA Says It Is Speeding Up The CBD Regulation Process - Cannabis News

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said on Friday that it was “expediting” its efforts to develop rules for CBD and plans to issue a report on the department’s progress by early fall.

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Congress Holds Historic Hearing On Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition - Cannabis News

Members of a key congressional committee are holding a historic hearing on ending federal marijuana prohibition on Wednesday, setting the stage for a potential markup of legislation that could fundamentally change cannabis laws in the U.S.

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Lawmakers File Three Congressional Bills To Help Small Marijuana Businesses - Cannabis News

Small marijuana businesses would be eligible for a wide range of federal economic services under three congressional bills that were filed on Thursday.

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