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Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2017 seeks to legalize industrial hemp

US Representative James Comer, a republican from Kentucky, has introduced bill H.R 3530, "The The Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2017." The bill seeks to end outdated regulations on industrial hemp by revising the Controlled...

State legislators again urge feds to legalize cannabis

The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), a bipartisan non-government organization, advanced a resolution Monday urging that the federal government remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act, “thus enabling financial institutions the ability to provide...

Senator Cory Booker introduces bill to legalize cannabis, end War On Drugs

In an effort to overhaul the nation’s criminal justice system, senator Cory Booker, first-term New Jersey senator and former mayor of Newark, is asking Congress to legalize marijuana. The actual intention of the legislation is to...
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Cannabiz News Top 5 and Trending – July 31, 2017

Much ado on both Federal and state cannabis politics this past week. On the federal level, the US Senate rebuked Sessions' push to undo state protections, and a federal law suit has been filed...

Path to legal medical marijuana gets shorter for military veterans

An amendment to the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill adopted by the Senate Appropriations Committee earlier last week put military veterans one step closer to having access to medical marijuana. According...
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Lawsuit claims federal marijuana prohibition is unconstitutional, seeks downgrade to Schedule 2

A federal lawsuit has been filed by a group of cannabis advocates which challenges the constitutionality of marijuana's Schedule 1 label under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the U.S. Department...
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Cannabiz News Top 5 & Trending – July 19, 2017

And, we're back! A lot to catch up on. While we were enjoying vacation, last week's news was dominated by Nevada, and more specifically, Las Vegas, where an opening day glut caused worrisome shortages. Another big...
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Greece will become the 6th nation in the EU to legalize MMJ

Prime Minister of Greece, Alexis Tsipras, announced recently that the country will be the sixth in the European Union to legalize cannabis for medical use. Greece is following the footsteps of countries like the Czech...

Kilroy introduces Denver DCA rules noting: “It was never to be moneymaking.”

Six months of public input, prohibitionist outrage, and Denver cannabis backers' dis-belief has given way to the final rules for adding DCA (designated cannabis consumption areas) under Denver's Initiative-300 released on June 30. Denver's director...
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Cannabiz News Top 5 and Trending – July 7, 2017

This week in weed, Las Vegas has a good week, Nevada kicks off, and Washington breaks the national one year sales record. Meanwhile, Florida's new MMJ law is now law of the land, Canada faces...
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How media bias is hindering the cannabis movement

For the last three centuries, we've been looking to the media to keep us updated on what's going on in our country and all over the world. What started as dignified printed news eventually...
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Cannabiz News Top 5 and Trending – June 29, 2017

Over the past week we learned that big pharma wants an exclusive on CBD. Meanwhile, Florida makes their upgraded med program official and Nevada rec program gets back on track for July 1 launch....