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21 US Lawmakers Call for DEA Action on Cannabis Rescheduling

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Senators and House representatives push for swift DEA action.

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A group of 21 US lawmakers, including 11 senators and 10 House representatives, have expressed frustration with the Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) inaction on rescheduling cannabis. The lawmakers are urging for swift movement to reschedule cannabis, which is currently classified as a Schedule I drug under the Controlled Substances Act.

In addition to the lawmakers' calls for DEA action, there have been other recent developments in the cannabis industry. A Democratic senator has raised concerns about the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act, which would allow cannabis businesses to access banking services. Meanwhile, Florida and Louisiana are making progress towards legalizing cannabis, and a federal lawsuit hearing related to cannabis is underway.

On December 21, Ukrainian lawmakers voted to legalize the medical use of cannabis after activists and supporters advocated for its benefits. This move marks a significant step towards expanding access to medical cannabis in Ukraine.

The push for cannabis reform is not without opposition, as evidenced by the information added to an initiative proposal on February 21. This update highlights the ongoing debates and challenges faced by those advocating for changes to current cannabis laws.

In the realm of cannabis technology, there are several companies making waves in the industry. Companies like Green Thumb, Dutchie, and LeafLink are leading the way in innovative cannabis tech solutions. Other companies such as Fyllo, Puffco, and Jane Technologies are also gaining recognition for their contributions to the industry.

One notable effort in the cannabis legalization movement is the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana like Alcohol, which is behind Issue 2. This initiative is set to take effect 30 days after the election, signaling a significant step towards regulating cannabis similarly to alcohol.

For those seeking information on cannabis laws and regulations, a fact sheet updated on December 12, 2023, provides valuable insights. This fact sheet serves as a resource for individuals looking to stay informed on the latest developments in the cannabis industry.

In the retail sector, Fine Fettle is set to open Shangri-La Dispensaries in Norwalk, marking the city's first dispensary. This opening comes after months of anticipation and excitement surrounding the new dispensary.

On the legislative front, a new bill in Kentucky aims to expand the list of qualifying conditions for medical cannabis. Conditions such as arthritis, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Crohn's disease, and terminal illness would be added to the list of conditions eligible for medical cannabis use.

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