SAFE Banking Act Reintroduced in House and Senate

Lawmakers in both chambers of Congress have reintroduced the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act with bipartisan support. The legislation, which was introduced by Senators Steve Daines (R-MT) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) in the upper chamber and Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and David Joyce (R-OH) in the House, creates a safe harbor for financial […]

Veterans Medical Marijuana Safe Harbor Act Reintroduced in Both Chambers of Congress

The Veterans Medical Marijuana Safe Harbor Act has been reintroduced in both chambers of Congress. The legislation, introduced in the Senate by Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI) and in the House of Representatives by Congressional Cannabis Caucus co-chairs Reps. Barbara Lee (D-CA) and David Joyce (R-OH), provides a temporary five-year “safe harbor” during which veterans will […]

HOPE Act Reintroduced in Congress with Bipartisan Support

Bipartisan legislation providing funding to assist states in their efforts to expunge marijuana convictions has been reintroduced in the House of Representatives. The Harnessing Opportunities by Pursuing Expungement (HOPE) Act, sponsored by Reps. David Joyce (R-OH) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), allocates $20 million in federal funds over the course of ten years to provide grants […]

Bipartisan Bill to Normalize Federal Taxation for Legal Cannabis Businesses Introduced in House of Representatives

Members of the US House of Representatives introduced legislation today to help level the playing field for legal cannabis businesses by normalizing the way in which they pay their federal taxes.  The Small Business Tax Equity Act provides an exemption for state-licensed cannabis businesses from federal tax code 280E, which prevents anyone engaged in the […]

Bipartisan Effort to Improve Veterans’ Access to Medical Cannabis Introduced in Congress

Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL) and Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), along with 15 other co-sponsors, have reintroduced the Veterans Equal Access Act, or H.R. 2431. This bipartisan legislation expands and facilitates medical cannabis access to military veterans suffering from chronic pain, PTSD, and other serious medical conditions by allowing physicians affiliated with the Department of Veterans […]

Senate Leadership Introduces Legislation to End Federal Marijuana Prohibition

Washington, DC: Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), along with Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), today introduced the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act (CAOA). The legislation repeals the federal criminal prohibition of cannabis, provides deference to states’ cannabis policies, and establishes mechanisms to help repair the harms associated with the racially […]

Tell the Senate: Support Keeping SAFE Banking in America COMPETES

It’s 4/20 week, and you are probably being flooded with marijuana-related promotions, ads, and invitations, but please take a moment to read this message and take action to help us change federal marijuana law. Back in February, the House of Representatives approved a massive economic package called the America COMPETES Act, which contained an amendment from […]

We Need You to Help Pass the MORE Act

We have a chance to push a major marijuana legalization bill through the House of Representatives, but time is quickly running out. As of now, there are more than 100 cosponsors of the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement (MORE) Act to end federal marijuana prohibition, but your representative isn’t one of them… yet. We need […]

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