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

CFTC Plans to Take “Do No Harm” Approach to Crypto Regulation

This week, testimony regarding cryptocurrency and its regulation was offered before the US Senate Banking Committee. The chairman of the US Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has provided insight into how the agency will handle cryptocurrencies. In what is has been the most enlightened, … Read more about CFTC Plans to Take “Do No Harm” Approach to Crypto Regulation

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions Rescinds Cole Memo, RLG Emphasizes Importance of Rohrabacher-Farr

Today, in a disheartening development for the cannabis industry, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memo rescinding previous nationwide marijuana-specific enforcement guidance. The memo stated: “Given the Department’s well-established general principles, previous nationwide guidance specific … Read more about US Attorney General Jeff Sessions Rescinds Cole Memo, RLG Emphasizes Importance of Rohrabacher-Farr

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