As the Senate returns from August recess, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) reiterated his commitment to the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act and other cannabis reforms as an Oct. 1 government shutdown looms.

Warning that demands from the far-right House Freedom Caucus, which is insisting on certain unlikely provisions in exchange for its vote to fund the government, Schumer called for unity. He also took the opportunity in a floor speech to pitch cannabis banking as a legislative priority, stressing that if a government shutdown occurs on Oct. 1, cannabis reform could end up on the back burner again.  

Cannabis Reform On The Table But Not An Easy Task

Schumer stressed …

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