Quick MJ Show Rundown Thru Mid- June

SAFE BANKING ACT HEARING THURSDAY --     Thu., May 11 brings a critical hearing on Sen. Jeff Merkley's re-introduced SAFE Banking act,  aka, S. 1323, co-sponsored by Montana Senator Steve Daines(R).  Live streaming of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs committee hearing starts at 9:50am ET at   -- "Examining Cannabis Banking Challenges for Small Business and Workers."   
             The surprise hearing comes as the banking committee also grapples with budget deficit worries and regional bank meltdowns-- but is a welcome sign--and puts more importance on next week's NCIA's 11th Lobby Days, May 16-18, bringing hundreds of MJ professionals to share industry concerns in Congress.  Register at: 

Senate hearing witnesses will be:

  • Ademola Oyefeso, Int’l Vice President and Director of Legislative and Political Action Dept., United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW);

  • Michelle Sullivan, Chief Risk & Compliance Officer, Dama Financial;-

  • Kevin Sabet, PhD., President and CEO, Smart Approaches to Marijuana;

  • and Cat Packer, Vice Chair, Cannabis Regulators of Color Coalition.

               MJ Advocates Hope:   If the S.1323 is voted out of committee Thursday, it could set up a full Senate floor vote in July.  Senate leader Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) expects other social justice and expungement  language to be added before then.  The bill has previously passed the House six times, so a fall vote could again ratify a SAFE-Plus measure, with fingers crossed of garnering President Joe Biden's signature.  Can it happen?  Listen to the "Trade-To-Black" podcast with guest Rob Sechrist, principal of Pelorus Equity Group at:    

        Below: Banking chair Sen. Sherrod Brown(D-Ohio) will co-host the hearing with ranking vice-chair Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC).  Six important Republicans are also co-sponsors of SAFE act, and deserve special thanks from the industry.  They are Sen. Bill Cassidy(R-Louisiana),  Kentucky's Sen. Rand Paul, both of Alaska's Senators Lisa Murkowsky and Dan Sullivan-- and two co-sponsors who sit on the banking committee: Sen.Cynthia Lummis(WY) and Sen. Kevin Cramer (ND).   Please share MCBA's Twitter handle with your associates:  hashtag #SAFECantWait.t.

Major Live Upcoming MJ Events 

Thousands Celebrate Willies' 90th 

Top:  TWO CANNABIS ICONS JOIN IN LA--  Snoop Dogg headlines with 20 other  music greats(below)  all saluting WILLIE NELSON's 90th birthday at the end of April, from Hollywood Bowl.  















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LEGAL CANNABIS (MMJ) ARRIVES IN GEORGIA -- Trulieve CEO Kim Rivers opens the first medical stores in Marietta and Macon.

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