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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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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein: “From a legal and scientific perspective, marijuana is an unlawful drug.”

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appeared before the Senate Appropriations committee to discuss the Justice Department’s budget, and was faced with questions on law enforcement, the investigation into Russia’s influence on the 2016 election and a question on the DOJ stance on marijuana.

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No Debate Here: Colorado’s GOP Candidates for U.S. Senate Agree On Banking For Marijuana Industry

As Colorado’s GOP candidates race to distinguish themselves in an attempt to displace Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet on November 8, all seemingly agreed on one heady topic during Thursday night’s debate at the University of Denver … the state’s legal marijuana industry should be allowed access to traditional banking. @APkristenwyatt @estrerinco So, Republicans agree they […]

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