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Marijuana reform competes with coronavirus, recession for attention from Congress

Congressman Earl Blumenauer has been the tip of the spear for decades when it comes to marijuana reform in the U.S. House of Representatives. But he’s never been as optimistic as he is this year about the possibility that significant marijuana reform m…

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A Kennedy Wants To Be The Next ‘Drug Czar’—And He’s Already Drawing Fire

A Kennedy Wants To Be The Next ‘Drug Czar’—And He’s Already Drawing Fire
On paper, Patrick Kennedy looks like he’d be sympathetic to supporting cannabis because it’s a way out of drug addiction.
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A Kennedy Wants To Be The Next ‘Drug Czar’—And He’s Already Drawing Fire

A Kennedy Wants To Be The Next ‘Drug Czar’—And He’s Already Drawing Fire
On paper, Patrick Kennedy looks like he’d be sympathetic to supporting cannabis because it’s a way out of drug addiction.
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Three US senators announce plans for major federal marijuana reform

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and fellow Senators Cory Booker and Ron Wyden formally announced Monday that they are working together to advance comprehensive marijuana reform legislation. Schumer talked last week about pushing for legislati…

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House Approves Bill To Enhance Medical Marijuana Research

House Approves Bill To Enhance Medical Marijuana Research
Congress is working on a plan that would allow researchers to have access to higher quality cannabis products.
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US House passes bill to expedite, expand medical cannabis research

The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a groundbreaking bill to reduce barriers and expand scientific research into medical cannabis, a move that could be critical to convincing Republican lawmakers to support broader marijuana reform. O…

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A Deeper Dive Ahead Of A Key Day In Congress For Cannabis

A Deeper Dive Ahead Of A Key Day In Congress For Cannabis
The vote in the House will mark the first time that the House or the Senate has ever voted as a full chamber on legislation to end the federal cannabis prohibition
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US House poised to act this week on landmark marijuana legalization bill

The U.S. House of Representative is scheduled this week to take up legislation to legalize marijuana federally, a landmark step that could mark the first time a full congressional chamber has voted to end the federal government’s MJ prohibition.
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