Banking Regs Are Next Hurdle For Legal Marijuana

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…]

Feds in Talks With Banks Over Dealing With Marijuana Business

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: The government is in talks with bank regulators to see whether financial institutions in states that have approved recreational marijuana use can do business with drug dispensaries there, a top Justice Department official said Tuesday. [Read more…]

Feds in Talks With Banks Over Dealing With Marijuana Business

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: The government is in talks with bank regulators to see whether financial institutions in states that have approved recreational marijuana use can do business with drug dispensaries there, a top Justice Department official said Tuesday. [Read more…]

Senators Examine Federal Marijuana Laws As States' Rules Evolve

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: In the first congressional hearing on marijuana laws since voters in Colorado and Washington state legalized pot for recreational use in November, Sen.Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.) called for a “smarter approach” to marijuana policy and addressed federal laws that he said impeded effective regulation of the drug in states where it was legal. [Read more…]

Leahy-Led Hearing Addresses Feds’ Policies On State-Legalized Marijuana

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…]

Senate Panel Tackles Marijuana Laws

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Federal laws pose “significant obstacles” to regulation of marijuana in states where it is legal and need to be addressed, Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., said Tuesday in a first-ever hearing aimed at reconciling rapidly changing state marijuana laws with a federal prohibition on the drug. [Read more…]

Senate Panel Tackles Marijuana Laws

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Federal laws pose “significant obstacles” to regulation of marijuana in states where it is legal and need to be addressed, Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., said Tuesday in a first-ever hearing aimed at reconciling rapidly changing state marijuana laws with a federal prohibition on the drug. [Read more…]

Act Now! Today's Senate Hearing On Pot Will Feature Truth-Impaired Kevin Sabet

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Today at 2:30pm EST, the Senate Judiciary Committee will be holding a historic hearing for marijuana reform entitled “Conflicts between State and Federal Marijuana Laws.” [Read more…]

Act Now! Today's Senate Hearing On Pot Will Feature Truth-Impaired Kevin Sabet

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Today at 2:30pm EST, the Senate Judiciary Committee will be holding a historic hearing for marijuana reform entitled “Conflicts between State and Federal Marijuana Laws.” [Read more…]

Fans Of Legal Marijuana Cheer But Opponents Speak Out Before Historic Senate Hearing On Pot

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: The pros and cons of marijuna will take center stage Tuesday in Washington, D.C., when the Senate Judiciary Committee holds a landmark hearing on legalization. [Read more…]