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Breaking: US House Hemp Amendments Pass!

Yesterday the U.S. House of Representatives voted to prevent the DEA and the Department of Justice from interfering with state hemp laws,   laws and Farm Bill pilot programs. In fact, they voted on 3 different hemp amendments and all 3 passed with overwhelming bipartisan majorities! The Bonamici amendment which protects states implementing state hemp farming regulations passed by a vote of 282-146. The Massie amendment which protects states that are implementing hemp pilot programs under the Farm Bill passed by a vote of 289 – 132. The Perry…

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Anti-Marijuana DEA Chief to Resign

Tags: dea The head of the Drug Enforcement Agency will resign next month, prompting cheers from cannabis entrepreneurs frustrated with her vocal opposition to marijuana legalization and the industry in general. Michele Leonhart, the chief administrator of the DEA since 2010, had fallen out of favor with President Barack Obama’s administration long ago, in part for “appearing to resist federal rules relaxing enforcement on marijuana as states have moved to legalize the drug for medicinal and recreational use,” CNN reported. Her resignation, effective in mid-May,…

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