Cannabis Banking Reform Bill Reintroduced with Bipartisan Support

U.S. Congress will again consider better banking laws for the country's legal cannabis industry. Banking remains a major issue for any business in this category. Because the U.S. government keeps cannabis as a Schedule I drug, and most banks...

Regulating Legal Cannabis in 2019

(Editor's note: This story will also appear in the March/April edition of StateWays magazine.) Seven years have passed since Colorado and Washington became the first U.S. states to legalize recreational cannabis. In that time, the industry has expanded immensely, adding eight more states and Washington...

Interview: Addressing Oregon’s Cannabis Surplus Problems

Oregon’s legal cannabis industry made headlines last month with reports of overproduction, coupled with understaffing issues for inspectors and testing labs. Altogether it seemed like a cautionary tale for other state governments in the initial steps of legalization pot, or considering it. We recently spoke...

Interview: Modern Medicinal Cannabis on the East Coast

The spread of legal cannabis across America’s east coast has been led by the medicinal movement. Beyond setting groundwork for recreational laws that follow, medicinal has also helped change attitudes towards the drug as the east coast trails behind the west in terms of...

MD Lawmakers File Bills to Regulate Cannabis for Adult Use

Maryland state lawmakers in both chambers have filed legislation that would end cannabis prohibition in the state. SB0771, sponsored by Sen. William C. Smith, Jr., and HB0656, sponsored by Del. Eric Luedtke, would make cannabis legal for adults 21 and older, and establish a system...

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