WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.; Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore.; Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo.; and Rep. Tom Massie, R-Ky.; defended hemp farmers and businesses, authoring an amicus brief to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in the Hemp Industries Assn, et. al. v. D.E.A. case.
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Gardner Joins Effort to Reform Tax Laws on Marijuana Businesses
WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today announced he is cosponsoring the Small Business Tax Equity Act introduced by Senators Rand Paul (R-KY) and Ron Wyden (D-OR).
US Senators Pen Open Letter to Urge Jeff Sessions to Reassure Industrial Hemp Industry
With members of the industrial hemp industry facing unnecessary banking hurdles, several United States Senators have joined forces to urge the Department of Justice not to use funds to punish banks that do business with them.
US Senators to Attorney General Sessions: Reassure Hemp Industry You Will Uphold the Law
WASHINGTON, July 7, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Recently, U.S. Senators Rand Paul (R-KY), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Al Franken (D-MN), and Michael Bennet (D-CO) urged Attorney General Jeff Sessions to address their constituents’ concerns regarding the hemp industry’s access to financial services by confirming the Department of Justice will respect Congress’ recent actions on industrial hemp pilot programs.
Bipartisan Bill to End Federal Prohibition of Medical Marijuana Reintroduced in U.S. Senate
WASHINGTON, June 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — U.S. Sens. Rand Paul (R-KY), Corey Booker (D-NJ), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) reintroduced a bill Thursday that would end the federal prohibition of medical marijuana. Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) also signed on to the legislation as original co-sponsors.
Medical Marijuana Bill Introduced With New Sponsors, Improved Chance for Passage; Advocates Praise Legislation As ‘Critical’
WASHINGTON, June 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today, Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Senator Mike Lee (R-UT), Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), Senator Al Franken (D-MN), and Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) introduced the most comprehensive medical cannabis bill in the United States Senate to date.
Lawmakers Reintroduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Medical Marijuana Bill
WASHINGTON, June 15, 2017 / Weed Wire/ — Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Rand Paul (R-KY), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Al Franken (D-MN), and Mike Lee (R-UT) along with Representatives Steve Cohen (D-TN) and Don Young (R-AK) today reintroduced a bipartisan, bicameral bill that would allow patients to access medical marijuana in states where it is legal without fear of federal prosecution.
U.S. Senators Try to Ease Banking for Marijuana Businesses
Republican and Democratic senators on Wednesday renewed their drive to make banking easier for marijuana businesses in those U.S. states where the drug is legal.
Oregon and Colorado Democrats Call For Federal Regulation of Pot
Democrats from Oregon and Colorado-along with a Republican from Kentucky-are proposing bills in the U.S. Congress that would establish federal regulations for marijuana businesses, according to The Hill. Legislation from Oregon’s Sen. Ron Wyden and Rep. Earl Blumenauer would get rid of the federal ban on marijuana.
Legislation Introduced in Congress to Regulate and Tax Marijuana Like Alcohol at the Federal Level
WASHINGTON D.C., March 30, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Legislation was introduced in the Senate and House of Representatives on Thursday that would end marijuana prohibition at the federal level and replace it with a system in which marijuana is regulated and taxed similarly to alcohol.
Congressmen Curbelo, Blumenauer and Senators Wyden, Paul Release 280E Tax Reform Bills
DENVER, March 30, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The New Federalism Fund applauds Reps. Carlos Curbleo (R-FL 26), Earl Blumenauer (D-OR 3) and Sens. Ron Wyden (D-OR), Rand Paul (R-KY) for introducing the Small Business Tax Equity Act of 2017 in the U.S. House and Senate on Thursday, March 30.
NCIA Calls on Sen. Grassley to Hold Hearings on Bipartisan Cannabis Legislation
WASHINGTON, April 4, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) today called on Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Chuck Grassley (R-IA) to respect the will of the voters and bipartisan members of his own committee by holding hearings on the CARERS Act.
Comedian Ron White Launches Pro-Pot Presidential Campaign
Comedian Ron White, best known for being the one guy from the Blue Collar Comedy tour that people who don’t like the Blue Collar Comedy Tour will admit they like, has filed the necessary paperwork to enter the current presidential race as an independent, and widespread legalization of marijuana is one of his chief concerns.
Marijuana Policy Project Grades Republican Candidates
In anticipation of the upcoming Republican presidential debate taking place at the University of Colorado Boulder, the Marijuana Policy Project has issued a voter guide that grades presidential candidates on marijuana policy with an A-F score.
Bernie Sanders Endorses Recreational Legalization
During the Democratic presidential debates on Oct. 13, 2015, Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., became the second major party candidate, after Rand Paul on the Republican side, to endorse marijuana legalization.
GOP Addresses Marijuana in Second Debate
The first candidate to address the question of legalization was Sen. Rand Paul, who has made a name for himself by championing hands-off governance.
Presidential Politics of Marijuana Legalization
While health, safety and youth awareness are a huge part of the increasing attention given to marijuana, the impact of it in the political space is growing at perhaps an even quicker speed.
Rand Paul Presidential Fundraiser Targets Cannabucks
Denver’s Colorado Convention Center has seen some interesting events of late, where pot and politics, while even if not on the front of the agenda, have mixed in some interesting ways.
Where Do Presidential Candidates Stand on Marijuana?
The 2016 presidential field is taking shape, and many of the candidates are weighing in on the debate about marijuana.
Is Rand Paul Good for Legalization?
We have become more sophisticated in the ways that we discuss marijuana legalization since former Texas Rep. Ron Paul last ran for President in 2012.
Senators Introduce Sweeping Marijuana Reform Bill
Lawmakers on Capitol Hill made headlines this week as a bi-partisan collection of senators introduced legislation to radically reform our country’s federal marijuana laws.
Tuesday CARERS Act
Volumes in cannabis stocks are still light but price action was a bit better today. We saw less double digit decliners and some buyer interest in a few names.
What Did Loretta Lynch Just Tell Us?
Loretta Lynch, President Barack Obama’s nominee to succeed Eric Holder as attorney general, began confirmation hearings on January 28, 2015. She made news immediately by saying that she does not support the legalization of marijuana.
Medical Marijuana Amendment in Senate
On May 30, 2014, the United States House of Representatives took a stand for patient’s rights and, with overwhelming bipartisan support, passed a budget amendment designed to restrict the Department of Justice from using federal funds to prosecute patients and caregivers in medical marijuana states.