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Could 2015 Marijuana Legislation Be The Key?

Marijuana legislation introduced back in 2015 could be the breakthrough centerpiece states need to fully decriminalize marijuana. The Curious Case of H.R. 1013 H.R. 1013, introduced February 20, 2015, would put marijuana in the same classification as alcohol, and subject to the same regulations. It had 11 original co-sponsors. That number has grown to 19..

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States Brace To Vigorously Defend Legalization Laws

Since the kickoff of 2017, the cannabis industry continues to make big strides forward as states reviewed budget gaps. Despite hints from the current administration about federal crackdowns, more states continue to push for legalized marijuana laws on their books. With over 50% of the states legalized, and several more considering bills, the federal government..

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More States Set to Legalize Marijuana in 2017

As the majority of states (28) have legalized cannabis, we anticipate a few more to join the ranks this year. In fact, here are summary reviews of five states we’re watching closely. Delaware While Delaware took active steps towards legalization, decriminalizing it in 2015, there are still inroads to be made for cannabusinesses. Senator Margaret..

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Washington State Eyes Pot For School Budget Gap

Legislators are looking to collect more than $730 million in marijuana tax revenue over the next two budget years. That’s not enough to cover the additional $74 million needed to address the state’s school funding deficit. However, clarification from the federal government could open the cannabis banking floodgates and relieve the funding gap. Lawmakers, along..

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Oregonians Back Marijuana Banking

A whopping 44% of Oregon residents polled said banks who support the cannabis industry would be seen favorably according to a recent poll conducted by DHM Research. Voters may have legalized marijuana in several states. The next step is to move the federal government forward to allow legalized marijuana businesses access to federal banks, too…

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California seeks banking resolution

We are pleased Americans passed eight of the nine marijuana items that were on last month’s ballots. Approval may seem like an accomplishment, but it really only produces a single step in the journey of legalization. With each state having a unique plan, larger states can have an advantage through population and funds. As exemplified..

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