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U.S. House again passes Colorado congressman’s marijuana banking bill

The SAFE Banking Act has been introduced every Congress since 2013 by Rep. Ed Perlmutter. On Monday, the House passed the bill that would allow credit unions and banks to work with cannabis companies, but the Senate will be the true test.

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Marijuana banking debate returns to Congress and Rep. Perlmutter is optimistic

Colorado Democrat’s bill to loosen cannabis banking regulations has been introduced every year since 2013 and is likely to pass the U.S. House this year. A Republican co-sponsor says he is “confident that there will be a lot of Republican senators that will vote for this.”

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Working in Colorado’s cannabis industry could prevent you from becoming a U.S. citizen. A new bill in Washington could change that.

Earlier this year, Denver resident Oswaldo Barrientos was barred from becoming a U.S. citizen because of his work in Colorado’s legal cannabis industry, despite a perfectly clean record. But a bi-partisan bill introduced in Washington this week could make it possible for those like Barrientos to clear that final hurdle. Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Yuma, joined […]

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Marijuana banking proposal gets first-ever hearing in U.S. House committee

A proposal to open banking and financial services to marijuana businesses in states that have legalized marijuana has had its first-ever hearing in a U.S.House committee, making Colorado Rep. Ed Perlmutter , one of the authors, optimistic about its chances.

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Sen. Cory Gardner fails to get marijuana reform into criminal justice bill

The federal government won’t be easing its laws on marijuana as part of a criminal justice reform bill that’s expected to pass this week.

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The Spot newsletter: Who’s on the 2018 ballot anyway?, regulating the sale of body parts in Colorado, Denver mayor remains in hot water and more

Welcome back to The Spot, where The Denver Post’s politics team captures what’s happening this week — from the Colorado legislature to Denver city hall, with a stop through the halls of Congress in Washington, D.C.

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Hemp Farming Act of 2018 introduced by Sen. Mitch McConnell

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s Hemp Farming Act of 2018 aims to establish hemp as an agricultural commodity, protect state regimes, add crop insurance, and bolster research. And right off the bat, the bill quashes questions about whether those hemp-derived CBD-rich extracts are indeed legal:

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Vermont House passes marijuana legalization bill. Senate to vote next week

Lawmakers in the Vermont House passed a proposal that would make the Green Mountain State the latest to legalize the recreational use of marijuana.

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Federal marijuana protections safe for now with stopgap spending bill approval

“While we are pleased that these critical protections will continue, two weeks is not enough certainty for the millions of Americans who rely on medical marijuana,” said Rep. Earl Blumenauer.

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How advocates are inspiring members of Congress to champion national CBD oil legalization

Cannabist Special Report: CBD, TBD || In Part 2 of this series, a look at multiple pieces of federal legislation that seek to legalize CBD oil and open research into the non-psychoactive cannabis compound touted for its medicinal promise.

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