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  1. Ron Strider

    OR: Rep. Blumenauer Launches Committee To Target Anti-Pot Lawmakers

    Oregon's leading marijuana advocate in Congress, Rep. Earl Blumenauer, has formed a political action committee aimed at unseating anti-marijuana lawmakers. The Portland Democrat's Cannabis Fund is one in a growing suite of similar committees paying to promote weed-friendly candidates and...
  2. Ron Strider

    Congress' Weed Guy Grapples With The Trump Administration

    Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) has been selling weed for years. Actually, let's rephrase: Blumenauer, the bespectacled, bow tie-clad, bicycle-riding lawmaker whose district covers much of ― where else ― Portland, has been one of America's most outspoken public officials on liberalizing America's...
  3. Ron Strider

    MD: Cannabis Industry Gets Small Victory In Federal Budget Agreement

    The medical marijuana industry in Maryland and the District gained a bit more security this week after Congress' spending bill blocked funding from going toward federal enforcement against those operations. Advocates of legal cannabis across the U.S. worried about where Attorney General Jeff...
  4. K

    Cannabis Caucus Member Confident Despite Sessions' Tough Words On Weed

    Washington, D.C. - Marijuana legalization proponents expected a rocky road during the Trump administration, and in the past week they have hit two large bumps. White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters last week that there was a concern in the administration about "encouraging...
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    Congressmen Launch Joint Political Effort To Pass Marijuana Laws

    Washington, D.C. - Two members of Congress from both sides of the political aisle are joining forces to create the Cannabis Caucus. Reps. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., and Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., are creating a caucus in hopes of improving the odds to passing federal marijuana reform bills...
  6. R

    Wyden, Blumenauer Host Industrial Hemp Expo At U.S. Capitol

    Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., and Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., hosted an Industrial Hemp Expo Tuesday at the U.S. Capitol, bringing together leading policymakers and entrepreneurs in the movement to restore industrial hemp to U.S. agriculture...