Policy Insider's Report: Chapter One

POLITICO Pro surveyed over 1,400 policy professionals to better understand the experiences and challenges of experts responsible for influencing policy at the highest levels of government.

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Hemp was legalized in the 2018 Farm Bill Hemp is cannabis that has less than 0.3 percent THC content. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pushed for hemp legalization in the hopes that it would revitaliz...
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Marijuana businesses now pay federal tax rates that can approach 70% or higher. That's largely because they can't take advantage of typical exemptions — including for salaries and benefits — that...
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1. Illinois The latest state to legalize recreational cannabis brings a market of 12.74 million people – and the nation’s third-largest city – into the world of legal cannabis. Sales begi...
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Advocates and lawmakers think the Secure And Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act of 2019 has the best chance of passing in the 116th congress. The bill would prohibit regulators from taking action aga...
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KEEP THE STATES IN MIND THERE IS NO WAY TO LOOK AT FEDERAL CANNABIS POLICY RIGHT NOW WITHOUT KEEPING THE STATES IN MIND. Because cannabis is not yet legal on a federal level, the majority of federal...
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Gov. Gavin Newsom is confident in his budget proposal, but some critics say an economic downturn is on the horizon that could cripple his record spending agenda. See what Gov. Gavin Newsom included in...
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