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Marijuana Banking Bill Approved By Congressional Committee

money and cannabis

[Canniseur: Great news! We particularly love that this bill includes: “…require the federal government to study diversity and inclusion in the marijuana industry”. The momentum of full cannabis legalization, at least at the State level, is building!] A congressional committee voted on Thursday to approve legislation aimed at increasing marijuana businesses’ access to banks. Following […]


Senator Calls Out Big Pharma For Opposing Legal Marijuana

big Pharma against legal cannabis

[Editor’s Note: It’s so important that people with a platform speak the truth and shed light on this sh*t.] A prominent Democratic U.S. senator is slamming pharmaceutical companies for opposing marijuana legalization. “To them it’s competition for chronic pain, and that’s outrageous because we don’t have the crisis in people who take marijuana for chronic […]


The First Marijuana Hearing Of The New Congress Has Been Scheduled

Cannabis & federal banking laws

[Editor’s Note: Keeping cannabis businesses out of the Federal banking system is not helping anyone. It’s the sane next step, if the U.S. is truly about protecting its people.] Congressional Democrats are already moving ahead with plans to consider broad changes to federal marijuana laws in 2019. Whereas the Republican-controlled House for the past several […]


Chicago Mayor Wants Legal Marijuana Revenue To Fund Pensions

[Editor’s Note: The Windy City’s mayor has finally come out of the woodwork asking to legalize weed. Not surprising, politicians have discovered the world doesn’t end when cannabis is legal, and it represents a new revenue stream. Tax revenue from legal marijuana sales should be earmarked to fund pension programs, the mayor of Chicago said […]


Anti-Marijuana Rep. Joe Kennedy Now Supports Legalization | Marijuana Moment

Ed. Note: We’re not sure what really changed his mind, but glad he did. Now he just needs to bring his relative, Patrick Kennedy, along. The last remaining young Democrat in  Congress to vocally oppose the legalization of marijuana has changed his mind. “I believe legalization is our best chance to actually dedicate resources toward […]


O’Rourke And Cruz Clash On Marijuana And Drugs At Senate Debate | Marijuana Moment

Ted Cruz and Beto O'Rouke

Editor’s Note: Cruz is a very talented debater. This is precisely why he was elected in the first place. His ideas aren’t original. It could be argued he has not represented the best interests of his electorate. O’Rourke is an unknown, but he does seem to be on the side of the ordinary man. Hopefully, that will be enough to get him elected.


FDA Rejects Petition To Further Restrict Marijuana

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has denied a request from an anti-legalization group to place marijuana and its derivatives on a list of restricted substances that are not “generally recognized as safe and effective.” The move is “not necessary for the protection of public health,” Janet Woodcock, the director of FDA’s Center for […]


Senate Committee Slams Marijuana’s Federal Classification, Saying Schedule I Blocks Research

Marijuana Bill

Photo by Tom Sydow Schedule I is the most restrictive category under federal law, and is supposed to be reserved for drugs with a high potential for abuse and no medical value. Researchers wishing to study substances classified there must overcome procedural hurdles that don’t exist for other drugs. The Senate panel is directing the […]


Senators Vote To Block Marijuana Banking Amendment

Marijuana & Money

A powerful U.S. Senate panel has moved to block an amendment to let marijuana businesses store their profits in banks. In a 21 – 10 vote, the Senate Appropriations Committee table an amendment on Thursday that would have shielded financial institutions that open accounts for cannabis businesses that are complying with state laws from being punished by federal regulatory authorities. Current […]


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