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Jun 16, 2018 In The News
The nation's banks are taking on Attorney General Jeff Sessions over pot with a big lobbying push to loosen federal restrictions on the surging legalized marijuana industry.
Apr 27, 2018 In The News
Native American tribes have been free to own and operate breweries and wineries since the 1950s, but they are still prohibited from operating distilleries on tribal land under a 184-year-old law. That would change under a bill co-sponsored by Southwest Washington Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, who is proposing to repeal a 19th-century prohibition on tribal distilleries.
Apr 17, 2018 In The News
President Trump, doing a backroom political deal, has promised that states can enact their own marijuana laws and regulations, and that there will be no Justice Department crackdown on states where recreational pot is legal.
Mar 23, 2018 In The News
U.S. Rep. Denny Heck, D-Washington, along with several other members of the Washington state Congressional Delegation introduced a bipartisan bill this week that would repeal a 19th century prohibition of distilleries on tribal land, allowing for increased economic development through strengthened tribal sovereignty.
Mar 18, 2018 In The News
Lawmakers have introduced a bipartisan bill designed to roll back a 184-year-old law that prohibits distilleries on Native American land.
Feb 7, 2018 In The News
Last year, retail sales of whiskey reached $3.4 billion. By comparison, total marijuana sales across the U.S. hit nearly $9 billion in 2017 with estimates projecting sales will continue to rise to $11 billion in 2018 and $21 billion in 2021. Like whiskey, the marijuana industry in the U.S. is a multi-billion dollar industry, employs hundreds of thousands of people, and provides a significant revenue stream for communities across the country.
Feb 6, 2018 In The News
The Trump administration's top fiscal official appeared to voice support for letting marijuana businesses store their profits in banks.
Jan 25, 2018 In The News
Lawmakers, including many from Oregon and Washington, are sending a message to the White House in defense of the legal marijuana industry.
Jan 11, 2018 In The News
When the U.S. Justice Department said last week it was reversing policy on the $7 billion marijuana business, it failed to first notify federal officials who advise banks in states where the drug is legal, sources in Congress said.
Dec 17, 2017 In The News
The federal government should find funding to maintain and upgrade the Ballard Locks and ensure passage to the Lake Washington Ship Canal remains safe and reliable.