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May 15, 2020
Poll: States With Recreational Marijuana View Legalization As A Success

States that have legalized recreational marijuana don’t seem likely to regret it, according to a poll conducted by YouGov, an international research data and analytics group headquartered in London. YouGov asked more than 32,000 Americans whether they believe recreational marijuana legislation has been more of a success or failure in... more »
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May 12, 2020
House Adds Cannabis Banking Reform In Latest COVID-19 Relief Legislation

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi unveiled the newest bill to provide the next stage of coronavirus relief funding and included language that would improve access to banking services and loans for the regulated cannabis industry. The banking language is identical to the House-approved Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking... more »

May 1, 2020
California Cannabis Certification To Be ‘Comparable’ To Organic

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) released the proposed regulations on April 30 for the OCal Program, a statewide certification program that will establish and enforce comparable-to-organic cannabis standards. The release of these regulations marks the official start of the public comment period provided under California law. All... more »

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April 17, 2020
Cannabis Industry Seeks Financial Relief Amid Pandemic

The National Cannabis Industry Association along with a group of coalition members teamed up to write and send nearly 100 letters to governors, state treasurers, and cannabis industry regulators letters asking them to help secure financial relief that cannabis businesses are being denied by the federal government amid the coronavirus... more »

March 18, 2020
Cannabis Law Firm Clark Neubert Changes Name, Adds Practice Areas

California’s fastest-growing female-led cannabis law firm, Clark Neubert LLP, today announced its name change to Clark Howell LLP and the addition of Mergers & Acquisitions and Commercial Real Estate to its practice areas. In practice since 2006, founding partners Ariel Clark and Nicole Howell (formerly Neubert) are among the first... more »

March 13, 2020
House Veterans Affairs Committee Approves Marijuana Bills

The House Veterans Affairs Committee (HVAC) recently passed two separate pieces of legislation pertaining to cannabis policy. The first bill, HR 712, known as the VA Medicinal Cannabis Research Act of 2019, would direct the Veterans Administration to conduct research on marijuana in regards to a wide variety of ailments... more »
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November 20, 2019
Congressional Committee Passes Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

The House Judiciary Committee has approved the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act on a 24-10 vote. The bill now moves to the Senate, marking the first time a congressional committee has approved action removing cannabis from the list of federally controlled substances. The MORE Act would decriminalize marijuana... more »

October 29, 2019
USDA Releases Interim Hemp Rule

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has established the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program. This program, as required by the 2018 Farm Bill, creates a consistent regulatory framework around hemp production throughout the United States. “At USDA, we are always excited when there are new economic opportunities for our farmers,... more »

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