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Cannabis Lobbying Continues to Surge

 
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A record 116 groups hired lobbyists to make their case to Congress and federal agencies on marijuana- and cannabis-related issues in the second quarter of 2019. Cannabis is increasingly attracting the interest of powerful interest groups, as congressional lawmakers face a growing list of pending legislation amid pressure to provide clarity for states, industry and other stakeholders — from expanding cannabis businesses’ access to financial services to removing cannabis from Schedule 1 of the  Controlled Substances Act.

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