Next Week: House Judiciary Committee to Advance Historic MORE Act

Members of the House Judiciary Committee have scheduled a hearing next week to mark up HR 3617: The Marijuana, Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement (MORE) Act of 2021. The Act repeals the long-standing federal prohibition of marijuana — thereby ending the existing state/federal conflict in cannabis policies and providing state governments with greater authority to regulate […]

Does the banking bill now have a shot?

The SAFE banking act, which shields banks from penalty from Federal regulators if they decide to work with marijuana companies, has a had an arduous path in the Legislature despite bipartisan support. However, the most integral parts of the bill have made their way through the House (yet again) attached to the much larger Defense […]

House Advances SAFE Banking Act as Part of the Must-Pass NDAA

NORML Supports Swift Enactment; Stresses Need for Further Federal Reforms Washington, DC: The NDAA funding package passed by the US House of Representatives includes the provisions of the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act, which allows state-licensed marijuana-related businesses to engage freely in relationships with banks and other financial institutions. The language was offered […]

Canadian Weed Stocks Are Sinking

A rather weak earnings report was expected yesterday for the company Aurora Cannabis, but in a move that pretty much confirms its negative outlook, the company delayed the release without any explanation, while also laying off 8% of their workforce. Even before these numbers were expected to come out, stocks across the board for Canadian […]

Analysis: Growing Number of States Allow Reimbursement of Medical Cannabis Costs by Workers’ Compensation Insurance

A limited but growing number of states permit eligible patients to be reimbursed for their medical cannabis-related costs through their workers’ compensation insurance (WCI) plans, according to a just-published analysis of state policies conducted by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. NORML’s Deputy Director Paul Armentano said that these policy changes are further […]

Amazon continues its push for Weed Legalization

If only Amazon had their own social media platform… Continuing it’s vow to fight for weed legalization, Amazon has released a statement that further solidifies their opinion, written by Beth Galetti, their Senior Vice President of Human Resources. One of the main announcements they make is that they have allowed previous employees who had been […]

World Anti-Doping Agency To Review Marijuana Policies

In response to the public outrage regarding the suspension of American athlete Sha’Carri Richardson for testing positive for cannabis, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has announced that it will be reevaluating their policies. Currently, WADA deems THC, the primary psychoactive compound of marijuana, a “substance of abuse” on its 2021 prohibited list. All cannabis-based products […]

NORML Sends Letter In Support Of The SAFE Banking Act Being Attached To The NDAA

Today, after the House Rules Committee determined that the SAFE Banking Act will be considered for inclusion in the National Defence Authorization Act, NORML sent congressional Leadership a letter in support of its ultimate inclusion for enactment. The letter in part reads: NORML maintains that the NDAA is an appropriate vehicle for the SAFE banking […]

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