DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: The federal government is taking a hands-off approach to state marijuana legalization schemes, at least for the time being. But as Washington and Colorado begin to create the regulatory framework for legal marijuana, they may require some federal help. [Read more…]
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: With most of Congress consumed in a Syria maelstrom, Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., took a brief break Tuesday to chair a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on conflicts between federal and state marijuana laws. [Read more…]
COLORADO: A Democratic lawmaker in Colorado has introduced a bill that would shield banks from federal prosecution for conducting business with recently legalized marijuana retailers.