News of the SAFE Banking Act’s passage in the U.S. House was a cause for celebration. The roots of the win, however, lie in local heroes who lobbied on behalf of the bill in states like California, Nevada, and Oregon.
- Individual counties and groups like the Rural County Representatives of California were active up through the vote. Sean Quincey, Humboldt County’s Deputy County Administrative Officer said his county focused on the STATES Act as well as the SAFE Banking Act.
- Linsey Dale, an Imperial County spokesperson, said Imperial plans to urge Congress and federal regulators to come up with rules legalizing hemp-derived CBD.
- Speaker of House Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) and Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Oakland) were among the SAFE celebrants in Congress who tweeted victoriously after the winning vote.