McConnell: Farm Bill Will Include Hemp Legalization

US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Republican - Kentucky) spoke to reporters last week and said that while legislators are still trying to come to a consensus on the Farm Bill, a provision legalizing hemp will be included in the legislation. When asked by reporters about the hemp provisions … Read more about McConnell: Farm Bill Will Include Hemp Legalization

Farm Bill Lapses Without Passage of New Legislation

The 2014 Farm Bill expired quietly this past weekend (September 30) without any new legislation in its place, as lawmakers have been thus far unable to reach a consensus on a unified Farm Bill for 2018. The US House of Representatives broke for a recess before a cohesive version of the bill could be … Read more about Farm Bill Lapses Without Passage of New Legislation

STATES Act a Game Changer for Cannabis

On June 7, 2018, Senators Elizabeth Warren (Democrat - Massachusetts) and Cory Gardner (Republican - Colorado) introduced bipartisan legislation that would allow states to regulate cannabis without incurring any federal interference. The Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States … Read more about STATES Act a Game Changer for Cannabis

Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Remains – Omnibus Passes Including Protections for Medical Marijuana

The Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment protecting medical marijuana initiatives at the state level has survived yet another budget crisis. Early this morning, Congress has passed a $1.3 trillion spending bill comprising multiple budgetary areas, hence its "omnibus" bill designation. This massive bill, … Read more about Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Remains – Omnibus Passes Including Protections for Medical Marijuana

Rohrabacher-Farr Continued Through January 19

The Rohrabacher-Farr amendment, also known as Rohrabacher-Blumenaur, which had been set to expire on December 22nd, was continued through January 19, 2018 in a last-minute spending bill extension signed by President Trump. Cannabis advocates had been concerned about the amendment, which had been … Read more about Rohrabacher-Farr Continued Through January 19

Future of Rohrabacher-Farr Uncertain Yet Again

The fate of medical cannabis hangs in the balance once again, as the Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment, also known as Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment [“the Amendment” or the “Rohrabacher-Farr”]is set to expire on December 22. Rohrabacher-Farr, which has protected state medical marijuana programs from … Read more about Future of Rohrabacher-Farr Uncertain Yet Again