Two former members of Congress have signed on as co-chairs of a national cannabis reform group, further adding to the ranks of ex-lawmakers who are now advocating for federal marijuana legalization.
Colorado’s two U.S. senators added their names to a growing list of members of Congress urging legislative leaders not to strip a marijuana banking bill out of an omnibus defense spending package that is likely to be renegotiated in December.
Five U.S. senators from both parties who serve on the Senate Armed Services Committee signed a letter urging the leaders of that panel to throw their support behind the SAFE Banking Act.
A new Republican-led push to legalize marijuana in the United States was unveiled Monday by U.S. Rep. Nancy Mace from South Carolina, raising industry hopes that some form of bipartisan marijuana legislation can pass Congress.
Dr. Robert Califf, a cardiologist, has been nominated to serve as commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter’s political crystal ball proves correct.
The Colorado Democrat is confident the SAFE Banking Act – which Perlmutter has sponsored every congressional cycle since first introducing it in 2013 – will be signed into law by President Joe Biden either this year or in 2022.