An adult use ballot initiative failed to get enough votes in 2016, while voters in four other states legalized cannabis.
The coronavirus slowed the push for cannabis industry access to banking, but the conversation might be more relevant now than ever.
“Six years after retail marijuana was legalized in Colorado it is apparent that progress has occurred quicker in the marijuana industry than in science,” health officials wrote.
The state held these products after a mysterious vaping-related lung illness, known as EVALI, led to thousands of hospitalizations and dozens of deaths across the US.
Epidiolex contains cannabidiol, or CBD, extracted from cannabis plants, and was first approved to treat severe forms of epilepsy.
The protections range from expanding banking access to preventing federal interference in states with legal cannabis, but passage in the Senate is uncertain.
Two meetings this summer will focus on recently-passed legislation that aims to expand equity in the cannabis industry.
The nation’s leaders have agreed to draw up adult-use legislation and set a date to vote on it.
The Food and Drug Administration drafted its long-awaited CBD policy, and sent it to the White House Office of Management and Budget for approval, a final step before publication.
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