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Amazon is taking steps to push for the legalization of marijuana at the federal level in the United States. A few weeks ago, the US company reiterated that it would like to see Congress pass legislation that would end cannabis prohibition. The e-commerce giant cited the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment and Elimination Act (MORE) and the […]

Members of a legislative committee of the U.S. House of Representatives last Thursday were permitted to proceed to a bill that aims to end marijuana prohibition at the federal level. The legislative proposal, known as the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment and Elimination (MORE) Act, passed the House Judiciary Committee by a vote of 26 to 15. […]

The U.S. House of Representatives approved an amendment to grant legal protection to banks that work with cannabis businesses as part of the annual defense-spending bill. Approved by the House, this initiative would open the door for banks and other financial institutions to serve state-legal marijuana businesses without fear of federal retaliation. The initiative was […]

Virginia legislators, at the first meeting of the Joint Cannabis Oversight Commission, raised advancing licensed sales of recreational marijuana in the state. Adult possession of marijuana has been legal in Virginia since July 1 of this year, but licensed sales of recreational cannabis are scheduled to begin until 2024. Legislators argue that the delay between […]

Basketball player Kevin Durant, Brooklyn Net player and one of the NBA’s top players, has been a staunch advocate of marijuana, and this time he partnered with the online cannabis marketplace Weedmaps with the goal of destigmatizing marijuana use among athletes. “I think it’s time to address the stigmas around cannabis that still exist in […]

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