VT House approves legal marijuana sales deal; SBA pushes USDA on hemp comments; Cannabis consumers step up voter registration
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House Democratic leaders postponed a planned vote for next week on a bill to federally legalize marijuana—a decision apparently spurred by moderate members who feared advancing the issue ahead of the election—but Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) said the body is “committed” to passing the bill “later this autumn.”
The Vermont House of Representatives voted to approve a bill to legalize marijuana sales. After an expected Senate vote on the bicameral compromise next week, the legislation will finally head to the governor’s desk.
The Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy is calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture to keep its public comment period on hemp rules open for even longer.
“Producers indicated that the current comment period falls in the middle of the harvest season for much of the mid-Atlantic and southern hemp growers,