The same day Congress passed a $484B Coronavirus relief bill, Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-Oregon) and Earl Perlmutter (D-Colorado) introduced a bill that would make state-legal cannabis business eligible for the next round of relief.

As that bill ain’t gonna pass itself, lobbyists have sprung into action.
The Hill/MJ Biz Daily

  • Previously, lobbying efforts had been focused primarily on easing banking restrictions. Now, in addition to lobbying on behalf of the relief bill itself, there’s been a shift to SBA eligibility, and making certain cannabis companies are operating legally under their respective state laws should the funds come.
  • On April 17, more than two dozen lawmakers joined Reps. Blumenauer and Perlmutter in  urging House leadership to include cannabis businesses in the upcoming round of relief.
  • Timing on the next bill — also expected to be massive — is entirely in the hands of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who says it will not be negotiated until the body returns to full session.

Quick Hit

  1. The children’s picture book It’s Just a Plant turned 15 this week. Still not old enough to smoke the stuff, but old enough for a re-release. 
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