Is This The Bi-Partisan Group Of Senators To Push Through SAFE?
Marijuana Moment details the latest political alliance in the Senate that says it has the numbers. Today, @SenJackyRosen and I led a bipartisan group of 22 colleagues in calling on House and Senate leadership to protect legal cannabis businesses and pass the SAFE Banking Act in the competitiveness legislation currently being negotiated in Congress. pic.twitter.com/QjvEVs6cFo — Senator Jeff Merkley (@SenJeffMerkley) May 12, 2022 We shall see! MM write Nearly a quarter of the members of the U.S. Senate are joining together to call on congressional leaders to ensure that marijuana banking provisions are enacted into law as part of a large-scale manufacturing bill. The 24 senators—including 19 Democrats and five Republicans—wrote in a letter that the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act would “help cannabis-related businesses, support innovation, create jobs, and strengthen public safety in our communities.” The lawmakers, led by Sens. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Jacky Rosen (D-NV), want the marijuana provisions included in the America COMPETES Act, which a bicameral conference committee will discuss at its first meeting on Thursday. Noting that cannabis banking legislation has passed the House six times at this point, including as a standalone bill “garnering the support of more than three quarters of the chamber and a majority of the members of each party,” the bipartisan group of senators said that finally getting the reform enacted into law has “demonstrated broad support.” Read their full report Bipartisan Senators Push To Finally Enact Marijuana Banking Legislation
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