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The Joint Blog | April 9, 2019
 Bipartisan STA TES Act Reintroduced, Would Limit Federal Governments Ability To Interfere State-Legal Marijuana Businesses


Anthony Martinelli

The STA TES Act, which would protect marijuana businesses which are legal under their states law, has been reintroduced in the United States Congress.,
Senators Elizabeth Warren D-MA and Cory Gardner R-CO, along with Representatives David Joyce R-OH and Earl Blumenauer D-OR, have reintroduced The Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States STATES Act of 2019, reports NORML. This Act amends the Controlled Substances Act to reduce the number of instances in which federal law enforcement agencies could carry out legal actions against state-licensed cannabis businesses or other related enterprises. The majority of states now regulate either the medical use or the adult use of marijuana. It is time for the fede....
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Stop the Drug War | April 12, 2019
 Chronicle AM: Bipartisan Federal Pot Banking Bill Filed, Texas MedMJ Hearings, More... 4/12/19


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Some 20 senators sign on to a bill to solve legal marijuana`s banking problem, a Maine jail appeals a federal court ruling that it must provide Suboxone to a prisoner, and more.
Marijuana Policy Bipartisan Federal Bill Would Open Banks to Pot Businesses. Sens. Jeff Merkley D-OR and Cory Gardner R-CO, along with 18 other cosponsors, filed legislation Thursday that would shield banks that maintain accounts for marijuana businesses from being punished by federal regulators. The Secure and Fair Enforcement SAFE Act would stop federal agencies from being able to ``prohibit, penalize, or otherwise discourage a depository institution from providing financial services to a cannabis-related legitimate business or service provider or to a State, political s....
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NORML | March 28, 2019
 Marijuana Banking Passes Critical Committee


In the first of what is anticipated to be multiple Congressional votes to address the federal prohibition and criminalization of marijuana, the House Financial Services Committee today voted to advance The SAFE Banking Act, HR 1595, 45-15. Currently, thousands of state-licensed and regulated businesses lack access to the banking industry and are unable to accept credit cards, deposit revenues, or write checks to meet payroll or pay taxes because federal law discourages financial institutions from engaging in such partnerships. This ongoing federal prohibition forces this n....
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NORML | March 19, 2019
 Marijuana Banking Bill Scheduled For Committee Markup


In the first in what are anticipated to be multiple Congressional hearings to address the federal prohibition and criminalization of marijuana, the House Financial Services Committee has scheduled to convene a markup on The Safe Banking Act, HR 1595 on Tuesday, March 26th. Thousands of state-licensed and regulated businesses lack access to the banking industry and are unable to accept credit cards, deposit revenues, or write checks to meet payroll or pay taxes because federal law discourages financial institutions from engaging in such partnerships. This ongoing federal pr....
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NORML | March 19, 2019
 Oregon NORML, In Partnership With The Oregon Justice League, Files Legalization Justice Act of 2020


Justin Strekal
Chief Petitioners Madeline Martinez, Leia Flynn, and Angela Bacca filed a ballot measure to be known as The Legalization Justice Act of 2020 at the Oregon State Capitol on Monday, March 18. All three women are longtime West Coast cannabis advocates. Madeline MartinezMadeline Martinez is the executive director of Oregon NORML and the only Latina member of the board of directors of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws NORML. She generated international headlines when she opened the World Famous Cannabis Cafe in 2009, the nations first public-facing cann....
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