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In one of the clearest signs of marijuana reform's growing momentum on Capitol Hill, a Republican-controlled Senate committee has scheduled a hearing for next week that will examine cannabis businesses' lack of access to banking services.

Small marijuana businesses would be eligible for a wide range of federal economic services under three congressional bills that were filed on Thursday.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said on Friday that it was “expediting” its efforts to develop rules for CBD and plans to issue a report on the department’s progress by early fall.

With the annual appropriations process wrapping up in the House, far-reaching marijuana measures are officially clearing their first major hurdles -- and longtime opponents are largely standing out of the way instead of mounting what would likely be futile efforts to block reform.

Members of a key congressional committee are holding a historic hearing on ending federal marijuana prohibition on Wednesday, setting the stage for a potential markup of legislation that could fundamentally change cannabis laws in the U.S.

The House of Representatives approved a far-reaching measure on Thursday to prevent the Department of Justice from interfering with state marijuana laws, including those allowing recreational use, cultivation and sales.

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