American mayors call on federal government to ease marijuana penalties

Donald Trump has said he would likely support a measure returning authority over marijuana to states Mayors representing cities across the United States have called on the federal government to ease its prohibition on marijuana usage. Tens of millions of Americans now live in states that allow adults to purchase […]

Senators Warren (D-MA) and Gardner (R-CO) introduce The STATES Act Bill

In a move in Congress that goes a long way towards ending prohibition and that excludes legally, state-regulated marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), Senators Warren (D-MA) and Gardner (R-CO) followed up on Gardner’s agreement with President Trump by introducing the bipartisan Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States […]

Cannabis, Guns and Our Individual Rights

Cannabis laws and the Second Amendment are on a collision course likely to increase the legal risks for individuals who share the same passion for the core American principles of freedom and liberty. While these industries seem mutually exclusive, it is becoming glaringly obvious that there is overlap among a […]

Democrats say looser marijuana laws attract young voters, and some Republicans are catching on

Democrats are increasingly embracing looser restrictions on marijuana — and a growing number of high-profile Republicans are joining them, marking a shift in the politics of cannabis. As Democrats try to regain control of Congress in the November elections and make gains in state races, some strategists are wagering that […]

New Federalism Fund and American Trade Association for Cannabis and Hemp Join Forces to Form New Industry Effort

CBE is excited to announce the partnership of the New Federalism Fund and The American Trade Association for Cannabis and Hemp (ATACH). The below press release lays out the mission of the newly formed group and is intended to push the ball over the line to provide the Cannabis Industry […]

Schumer to introduce bill to decriminalize marijuana

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said on Thursday that he would introduce legislation to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level, marking a significant shift in policy for the Democratic leader and lending the movement to lower government barriers to the drug a powerful ally. The top congressional Democrat told […]

Trump, Gardner strike deal on legalized marijuana, ending standoff over Justice nominees

President Trump has promised a top Senate Republican that he will support congressional efforts to protect states that have legalized marijuana — defusing a months-long standoff between Sen. Cory Gardner and the administration over Justice Department nominees. In January, the Colorado Republican said he would block all DOJ nominations after […]

Feds Look For Input On Marijuana Reclassification

The Trump administration is asking Americans for input on whether marijuana should be reclassified under international drug control treaties to which the U.S. is a party. Currently, under both U.S. law and global agreements, marijuana sits in the most restrictive category of Schedule I. Domestically, that means it is not available for […]

The Nuts and Bolts of Leasing Cannabis Manufacturing Equipment

By Nicole Howell Neubert & Jay Purcell Since January 2018, when it finally became legal in California for businesses to sell cannabis to anyone over 21 years old, the imagination of our state’s entrepreneurs has focused on creating exciting new cannabis products and technologies. Vape pens, edibles, concentrated oils, tinctures, […]

No Congressional Couch Lock: State Medical Marijuana Laws Protected Through September 30th

By HILARY BRICKEN The Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment can still be used as a shield for medical marijuana providers…for now. State implementation of medical marijuana laws are safe from interference from the Department of Justice until September 30th of this year. In a highly anticipated move, Congress extended the protections of the […]