Senate Could Vote On Marijuana Banking Protections This Week

Marijuana Moment by Tom Angell wo senators are trying to force a vote this week on a new measure that would prevent federal officials from “carry[ing] out activities that prevent or interfere with the implementation of State laws that authorize the use, distribution, possession, or cultivation of marijuana.” The amendment, filed on Tuesday by U.S. Sens…. Read more »

Senator Schumer Finally Introduces Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

The Marijuana Times By Joe Klare After two months of hype, the much-ballyhooed cannabis law reform bill from New York Senator Chuck Schumer (D) has finally been introduced. Last week The Marijuana Freedom and Opportunity Act was unveiled and, among other things, it would decriminalize cannabis on the federal level by removing it from the Controlled Substances… Read more »

New marijuana banking reform roadblock has CEOs doubtful about solutions

Marijuana Business Daily By Lisa Bernard-Kuhn The latest legislative defeat of a proposed banking fix for U.S. cannabis firms has leaders across the industry skeptical that a solution is on the horizon any time soon. A proposal that would have offered protections for financial institutions that open bank accounts for legal cannabis firms was sidelined… Read more »

Why Cannabis For Palliative Treatment Is A Better Choice Than Opioids

The Marijuana Times By Prakash Janakiraman Most treatments are meant to heal, but some are for palliative care (end of life care) in terminally ill patients. Palliative care is to provide symptomatic relief from a chronic and serious illness, and to reduce the risk of developing co-morbidities and also to improve the patient’s quality of… Read more »

House GOP Blocks Marijuana Research Amendment For Veterans

Marijuana Moment By Tom Angell Once again, the U.S. House Rules Committee has blocked a vote on a cannabis amendment. This time, the proposed measure would have encouraged the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to study the medical benefits of marijuana for military veterans. The proposal, which Congressman Jared Polis (D-CO) was seeking to attach… Read more »