Senators Expected To File Multiple Amendments To Marijuana Banking Bill During Committee Meeting On Wednesday

Senators are reportedly planning to propose a variety of amendments to a bipartisan marijuana banking bill at Wednesday’s Senate Banking Committee markup, several sources familiar with the discussions say. While the Secure and Fair Enforcement Regulation (SAFER) Banking Act was formally introduced last week following weeks of bipartisan negotiations, there is still evidently disagreement among […]

Cannabis & psychedelics votes in Congress this week (Newsletter: September 26, 2023)

Biden touts marijuana move; State lawmakers push SAFER Banking; CA gov on psychedelics; PA legalization; RI cannabis sales; ME entheogen decrim Subscribe to receive Marijuana Moment’s newsletter in your inbox every weekday morning. It’s the best way to make sure you know which cannabis stories are shaping the day. (function() { window.mc4wp = window.mc4wp || { […]

Why My Hemp Company Is Suing Virginia Over Its New Strict Total THC Limits (Op-Ed)

“Virginia’s new hemp law is a harmful piece of legislation that will devastate small businesses, interstate hemp commerce, and patient access and care.” By Travis Lane, Northern Virginia Hemp and Agriculture. It’s not every day you find yourself suing a state in federal court alongside your grandmother. But we’re doing it in Virginia to defend […]

New Alaska Rules OK Free Marijuana Samples And Relax Rules On Advertising

Rules are beginning to loosen, with changes in tax policy, relaxed standards on edibles, drive-up windows and other moves either already in effect or on the horizon. By James Brooks, Alaska Beacon Alaska Lt. Gov. Nancy Dahlstrom (R) has signed new regulations that allow the state’s legal marijuana businesses to advertise more widely and to […]

Survey Of Psychiatrists Shows ‘Striking Positive Shift’ In Attitudes Toward Psychedelics Over Past 7 Years

More than 80 percent of surveyed psychiatrists now hold strong to moderate beliefs that psychedelics have potential to treat mental health disorders, according to a newly published study. Compared to a similar survey conducted in 2016, researchers found “significantly increased optimism regarding the therapeutic promise of hallucinogens and decreased concern about risks.” “Our data reveal […]

National Conference Of State Legislatures Urges Senate To Pass Marijuana Banking Bill As ‘Much-Needed Solution’ To Industry Challenges

A group that represents state lawmakers across the U.S. is urging Senate leaders to pass a bipartisan marijuana banking bill to provide a “much-needed solution” to the “unsafe and untenable” challenges that the cannabis industry faces under prohibition. In a letter sent to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell […]

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