Senate Plans “Must-Pass” Pro-Weed Bill For Lame Duck

Axios reports:

A bipartisan group of senators plans to attach significant marijuana legislation to “must-pass” year-end bills, Axios has learned.

The group, led by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), has the Justice Department’s blessing for legislation letting cannabis companies access banking institutions, and creating grants for state expungement of past marijuana convictions.

In an email reviewed by Axios, the Justice Department said it would be able to implement the revised legislation. The SAFE Banking Act, which allows cannabis businesses in states where it is legal to open bank accounts and get loans, has already passed the House six times.

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