Member Blog: Hemp & CBD Legalization, Regulation & Compliance – Key Language in the Farm Bill

Posted on: January 10th, 2019 by admin No Comments

by Michael Cooper, co-founder of MadisonJay Solutions Few developments in the world of cannabis — whether marijuana or hemp — could match the impact of the 2014 Farm Bill. But the 2018 Farm Bill , approved by the House and the Senate this week, promises to do just that. As a quick reminder, the 2014 Farm Bill created an exception to the federal laws that prohibit the cultivation and sale of cannabis.

Member Blog: 2018 Farm Bill – What Does This Mean For Hemp-Derived CBD?

Posted on: January 10th, 2019 by admin No Comments

by Robyn Ranke, Eskaton Law For marijuana businesses, the 2018 Farm Bill is landmark legislation. Congress passed the Bill yesterday awaiting the President’s signature into law

The 116th Congress – What To Expect

Posted on: January 9th, 2019 by admin No Comments

by Michelle Rutter, NCIA Government Relations Manager As the 116th Congress begins, the momentum behind cannabis reform has reached an unprecedented level. Let’s take a look at the top three things you can expect from cannabis legislation in the newest congressional session: Successes in the House of Representatives, but an uphill climb in the Senate.

The History of Appropriations

Posted on: September 17th, 2018 by admin No Comments

by Michelle Rutter, Government Relations Manager Congress doesn’t spend much of their time on passing legislation, but one exception is how much time they spend on the nation’s annual spending bills.

Hemp: One of the Nation’s Oldest, and Now Newest, Agricultural Commodities

Posted on: September 17th, 2018 by admin No Comments

by Michelle Rutter, NCIA’s Government Relations Manager HISTORY Farming and agriculture has long been a part of North American history. When the Great Depression hit in the 1930’s, both President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Congress knew that the United States would struggle until the agriculture industry became prosperous again. As a result, many New Deal programs dealt with farming, but arguably the most notable agriculture related legislation was the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938 , which was the first version of what we know today as simply the “Farm Bill” that is updated roughly every five years

WENY News – PA Lawmakers approve bill to spur research on medical marijuana – WENY-TV

Posted on: June 23rd, 2018 by admin No Comments

WENY-TV WENY News – PA Lawmakers approve bill to spur research on medical marijuana WENY-TV Both chambers voted Friday for a bill that was drafted in response to a Commonwealth Court judge's decision last month to halt Health Department regulations for licenses issued to growers and dispensaries that partner with state medical schools … Lawmakers approve bill to spur research on medical marijuana Bradenton Herald all 325 news articles »

Rauner to consider allowing medical cannabis for opioid patients – The State Journal-Register

Posted on: June 18th, 2018 by admin No Comments

The State Journal-Register Rauner to consider allowing medical cannabis for opioid patients The State Journal-Register Gov. Bruce Rauner soon will be asked to weigh in on a bill designed to avoid addiction to prescription painkillers and reduce opioid overdoses by giving certain patients quick but temporary access to the state's medical marijuana program

Our view: State mustn’t let fiscal need outrun science on marijuana – Press of Atlantic City

Posted on: June 17th, 2018 by admin No Comments

Press of Atlantic City Our view: State mustn't let fiscal need outrun science on marijuana Press of Atlantic City Last week, Democrats introduced a bill in the state Senate to legalize the use of marijuana for pleasure. Leading sponsor Sen.

Lawmakers In Illinois Embrace Medical Marijuana As An Opioid Alternative – NPR

Posted on: June 15th, 2018 by admin No Comments

NPR Lawmakers In Illinois Embrace Medical Marijuana As An Opioid Alternative NPR A painkiller prescription could become a ticket for medical marijuana in Illinois. Lawmakers there passed a bill making anyone with a prescription for opioids eligible for its medical cannabis program.

Elizabeth Warren, Cory Gardner Launch Bipartisan Medical Marijuana Bill – High Times

Posted on: June 9th, 2018 by admin No Comments

High Times Elizabeth Warren, Cory Gardner Launch Bipartisan Medical Marijuana Bill High Times A senator from a state on the cusp of legalizing adult-use cannabis and another from a state with the oldest legal adult-use program in the country are coming together over a new bill that would protect any state that has legalized cannabis for any …

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