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Minority Cannabis Advocacy Groups Campaign for SAFE Banking Act

A coalition of advocacy groups has launched a campaign to pass the SAFE Banking Act. They want to help minority and women-owned cannabis companies. Advocacy groups, including Marijuana Matters, Minority Cannabis Business Association (MCBA), Minorities for Medical Marijuana (M4MM), and Women Grow, have launched #SAFE4Equity. It is a campaign to educate cannabis operators, industry stakeholders, […]

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Booker, Warren Call on DOJ to Remove Cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act

Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland urging the Department of Justice (DOJ) to remove cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act. Under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) of 1970, the Attorney General can remove a substance from the CSA by working with the Secretary of Health […]

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Schumer, Booker, Wyden Introduce Bill to End Federal Cannabis Prohibition

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden (D-OR) released a draft of their bill ending federal cannabis prohibition. Their bill, the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act would remove cannabis from the Controlled Substance Act, thereby ending cannabis prohibition. That would end the unfair treatment of communities of […]

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Cannabis Reform Being Pushed By Senate Democrats

Senate Democratic leaders have announced they will craft a comprehensive cannabis reform legalization bill to push through the United States Senate. Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Ron Wyden (D-OR) issued a joint statement regarding comprehensive cannabis reform in the 117th Congress. Every “Congress” lasts two years, with the full House up for […]

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Cunningham for Congress in NJ 2nd, Wants to Change Cannabis Laws

Will Cunningham is running to be the Democratic nominee in the New Jersey Second Congressional District because he strongly believes in progressive reform, including changing cannabis laws. “I am running for Congress because we need regular people in Congress who understand the struggles of working families. South Jersey is home to the poorest counties in […]

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Marijuana Justice Act Supported By Potential Presidential Candidates

The Marijuana Justice Act is sponsored by three potential United States Presidential Candidates in 2020. They include Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY). While they may compete for the most powerful office in the nation in the next federal election, they are joining forces now to send a powerful message […]

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