It may only be 2018 and America’s political parties may be focused more on the upcoming midterm elections than the 2020 election, but that doesn’t mean certain people aren’t already trying to strengthen their credentials for a possible presidential run.

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McConnell's hemp legislation, known as the Hemp Farming Act, is included in the Senate's farm bill and would remove industrial hemp from the list of controlled substances under federal law.

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Former Ohio Republican Congressman and Speaker of the House John Boehner joined several U.S. mayors this week in telling the federal government to get out of the way of marijuana legalization.

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A strange-bedfellows mix of powerful state governors and members of Congress signed on to end the decades-old war on marijuana – via the newly introduced STATES Act.

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A group representing mayors of cities across the country is pushing the federal government to enact a series of major marijuana law reforms.

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A key U.S. Senate panel voted on Thursday to allow doctors with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to issue medical marijuana recommendations to military veterans.

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A bipartisan group of senators and representatives introduced a bill  that could change the cannabis legalization landscape across the United States.

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With 61 percent of Americans now in support of cannabis legalization, it should come as little surprise that pot-positive candidates swept to victory in Tuesday’s Primary Election in the progressive bastion of California.

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The Hemp Industries Association has launched the 9th annual Hemp History Week with a call to action to lift the federal prohibition on commercial cultivation of industrial hemp.

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Nearly two-thirds of Americans say that smoking marijuana is "morally acceptable," while 31 percent disapprove of pot on moral grounds, according to a new survey released Monday by Gallup.

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A powerful congressional panel is set to weigh four marijuana measures next week.

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From decriminalization to opening up the banking industry, both sides of Congress are preparing cannabis bills – but with much different approaches.

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Veterans groups across the country are building alliances to end cannabis prohibition in order to enable research and save lives.

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Representatives of the cannabis industry are ramping up their lobbying efforts on Capitol Hill, urging lawmakers to take action on taxes that affect their industry.

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A powerful U.S. Senate panel is directing agriculture authorities to begin building up the nation's stockpile of cannabis genetics, and they're setting aside half a million dollars to support the work.

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More than 200 cannabis industry leaders from almost half the states in the country are converging this week on Capitol Hill to tell lawmakers it’s time to modernize federal marijuana laws.

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Seven years ago medical marijuana was legal in only 17 states and the District of Columbia; recreational marijuana was legal in zero states and zero Districts of Columbia. Today, medical marijuana programs are on the books in 29 states, and the nine best states allow for some degree of recreational use.

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A powerful Congressional committee on Thursday voted to extend federal protections for state-legal medical marijuana. It’s the latest example of how Congress is progressing on cannabis, one small step at a time.

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Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance announced Tuesday that his office would no longer prosecute any low-level marijuana offenses, including smoking in public.

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