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Fate of legalized cannabis hinges on key vote

Diane Romza-Kutz March 22, 2018
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On Thursday, March 22, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve the most recent omnibus spending bill, allocating the funds approved by President Trump when he signed a budget deal on February 8, 2018. READ MORE

Big month ahead for federal cannabis policy in Congress

February 6, 2018
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The clock is ticking on stopgap legislation shielding the medical cannabis industry from potential federal intervention. With protections under the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment set to expire on Feb. 9, our Lobbying & Policy Practice breaks down what's in store for federal cannabis policy before Congress in the coming weeks. READ MORE

Illinois defines metrics for medical cannabis applicants

August 11, 2014
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Cannabis industry hopefuls in Illinois are poised to begin the application process after the three state agencies administering Illinois’ medical marijuana law released long-awaited metrics on Aug. 8. READ MORE

Thompson Coburn advises clients on state laws governing the business of cannabis to facilitate compliance with those state laws. Federal laws concerning cannabis currently conflict with state laws in states that have legalized cannabis or possession of cannabis. Although federal enforcement policy may at times defer to these states’ laws and not enforce conflicting federal laws, interested businesses and individuals should be aware that compliance with state law in no way assures compliance with federal law, and there is a risk that conflicting federal laws may be enforced in the future. In addition to this Cannabis-specific note, readers should review Thompson Coburn’s Conditions of Use / Disclaimers page containing other important information.