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President Biden Announces Steps to End Marijuana Prohibition

President Biden Announces Steps to End Marijuana Prohibition

In an announcement that took many by surprise, President Biden laid out steps that he would be taking to undo harms caused by the failed and discriminatory war on drugs, end federal cannabis prohibition, and implement a system of cannabis regulation to protect public...

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6 Reasons to Start Planning for Federal Cannabis Regulation Now

6 Reasons to Start Planning for Federal Cannabis Regulation Now

When advising clients regarding federal cannabis regulation, the first question is usually “Why do I need to worry about this now?”  In this issue of Verde’s “State of the Plant”, the Verde team will discuss in depth the six reasons why you need to prepare today...

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Federal Cannabis Regulation – Your Business is on the Line

Federal Cannabis Regulation – Your Business is on the Line

With three bills proposing an end to federal cannabis prohibition, and creating a system of regulation, it's clear that Congress is serious about enacting a comprehensive reform of cannabis policy. All of these cannabis reform bills would put the U.S Department of...

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Federal Cannabis Licenses Are On the Way

Federal Cannabis Licenses Are On the Way

As of January 2022, Congress is considering three proposals, with another on the way, which would end the federal prohibition on growing, processing, selling, and consuming cannabis. Each would create a comprehensive system of federal regulation. With proposals from...

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Federal Cannabis Regulation – Be Prepared

Federal Cannabis Regulation – Be Prepared

Federal cannabis reform is no longer a matter of if, but when and how.  With two thirds of U.S. voters supporting an end to federal prohibition, and states legalizing it at a record pace, this session of Congress is considering multiple proposals which could...

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Did the 2018 Farm Bill Open a “Hemp”  Pandora’s Box?

Did the 2018 Farm Bill Open a “Hemp” Pandora’s Box?

When the Senate passed the 2018 Farm Bill they created a definition for "legal hemp". Unfortunately, the bill failed to consider the chemical and biological makeup of the actual cannabis plant, as well as the ability of a lot of very smart people, to figure out new...

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