Key Senate Chairman Worries Impeachment Could Delay Marijuana Banking Vote

Key Senate Chairman Worries Impeachment Could Delay Marijuana Banking Vote

Senate Banking Committee Chair Mike Crapo (R-ID) said in a new interview that he’s interested in holding a vote on a bipartisan marijuana banking bill “as soon as we can,” but also acknowledged that the House impeachment inquiry into President Trump may delay congressional action on cannabis reform. Speaking with with Marijuana Moment on Wednesday, the senator said he doesn’t “have any update” with respect to specific timing of a vote on cannabis banking legislation in his panel. “I want to do it as soon as we can, but we’re working through the various [potential changes to a House-passed bill],” he said. “We’re working through those.” “But as far as being able to get a better pinpointing of the timing, I just don’t have one yet,” Crapo said. The House approved the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act in September, along largely bipartisan lines. While the chairman said earlier this year that he was concerned about taking up the measure while cannabis remains federally illegal, he later said that he wants to take up the legislation in his committee before the year’s end. That said, he described several changes he’d like to see to the House-passed version in an…

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