Tag: House of Representatives

Oklahoma House Votes 98 to 2 to Allow Use of Cannabis Extracts for Epilepsy

Oklahoma’s House of Representatives has voted 98 to 2 to approve House Bill 2154, a proposal to allow the use of low-THC cannabis extracts for children with severe epilepsy. Under the proposed law, a child with epilepsy who receives a recommendation from a qualified physician would be authorized to possess and use cannabis extracts – including …

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U.S. House of Representatives Approves Bill That Would Defund Medical Cannabis Raids

The U.S. House of Representatives late last night gave approval to a massive national spending bill which includes a provision that would prevent the Justice Department or any other U.S. entity from enforcing federal cannabis laws in states that have legalized the plant for medical purposes. The spending bill, which was approved with a 219 …

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U.S. House of Representatives Votes to Ease Cannabis Banking Laws

The United States House of Representatives has voted in support of making it easier for banks to do business with cannabis outlets that are legal in the states they operate in. The vote, which was 236 to 186, came Tuesday on legislation introduced by Louisiana Representative John Fleming, who was attempting to block the Treasury Department from implementing a memo it …

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U.S. House To Vote On Budget Amendment To Defund Medical Marijuana Raids

By Erik Altieri, NORML Communications Director In the coming days, members of the House of Representatives are expected to debate and vote on budget appropriation legislation for the Department of Justice. Representatives Rohrabacher and Farr will be introducing an amendment to this measure to prevent any of the department’s funding from being used to interfere …

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U.S. Government on Verge of Legalizing Hemp Research, Legislative Outreach Becomes Vital

Last month the U.S. House of Representatives approved a national farms bill which included a historic hemp amendment; an amendment which would end the federal government’s prohibition on hemp research. Although this isn’t what hemp legalization advocates would prefer, it’s still a huge step forward to have Congress admit that, at the very least, hemp …

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