House Approves Decriminalizing Cannabis with MORE Act

On Friday, December 4, the U.S. House of Representatives approved yet another landmark piece of cannabis legislation, H.R.3884, or the MORE Act of 2019 (“MORE Act”), which aims to decriminalize cannabis at the federal level. Passed in a 228-164 predominately party-line vote,  the MORE Act would … Read more about House Approves Decriminalizing Cannabis with MORE Act

New York Unveils Regulations for CBD Products

In late October, the New York State Department of Health (“DOH”) announced the release of the state’s long-awaited cannabidiol (“CBD”) guidelines. Reversing the state’s ban from last year on the sale of hemp-derived CBD-infused consumables, the new regulations aim to implement both quality control … Read more about New York Unveils Regulations for CBD Products

Four Colorado Localities Eye Cannabis Legalization

This November, voters in four Colorado cities – Littleton, Lakewood, Broomfield, and Buena Vista – will have the opportunity to legalize cannabis sales in each locality. Although Colorado broadly legalized cannabis with Amendment 64 in 2012, a key provision of the amendment allows for local … Read more about Four Colorado Localities Eye Cannabis Legalization

Lawmakers Propose Disaster Relief to Cannabis Industry with New Bill

On September 24, Congressional Democrats out of Oregon proposed a bill that may bring crucial relief to many cannabis operations across the country in the wake of not only the COVID-19 pandemic but the recent destructive wildfires that have burned large portions of the American West. Sponsored by … Read more about Lawmakers Propose Disaster Relief to Cannabis Industry with New Bill

USPS to Utilize Blockchain with New Patent

In mid-August, the U.S. Postal Service (“USPS”) revealed plans to develop and implement blockchain technology on voting systems, in an effort to further develop secure alternatives to in-person voting. Published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) on August 13, the patent filing … Read more about USPS to Utilize Blockchain with New Patent

MORE Act Brings Congress Closer to Cannabis Legalization

Late August, an email from Majority Whip Jim Clyburn’s (D-S.C.) office revealed that the U.S. House of Representatives will be voting in September on historic legislation to decriminalize cannabis.1 Confirmed in a letter from House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) on August 31, members of the … Read more about MORE Act Brings Congress Closer to Cannabis Legalization

Evidence Suggests CBD Potential in Treating COVID-19

Since the start of the ongoing outbreak, the cannabis industry has been the source of some debate as stakeholders and active consumers attempt to understand COVID-19’s far-reaching effects. Pulmonologists and lung experts have cautioned that inhaled smoke from combusted plant material – be it … Read more about Evidence Suggests CBD Potential in Treating COVID-19

Lawmakers Work to Include SAFE Banking Act Provisions in Next Stimulus Bill

The Secure And Fair Enforcement Banking Act (“SAFE Banking Act”) passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 321-103 in September 2019, but it stalled in the U.S. Senate. Due to COVID-19, it would appear that at least some of its provisions are being revisited by Congress. To recap, the … Read more about Lawmakers Work to Include SAFE Banking Act Provisions in Next Stimulus Bill