U.S. House Approves SAFE Banking Act as Part of Military Spending Bill in Historic Vote

U.S. House Approves SAFE Banking Act as Part of Military Spending Bill in Historic Vote
U.S. House Approves SAFE Banking Act as Part of Military Spending Bill in Historic Vote
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The U.S. House approved the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act on Thursday in a bipartisan 316-113 vote as part of the latest National Defense Authorization Act, a military spending bill. It’s the fifth time the legislation has been approved in the House as a standalone bill or an amendment as part of larger legislation.

Since statewide cannabis reform has been enacted over the past four decades, cannabis businesses still are not fully tolerated, most evidently in federal restrictions, such as the way banking is restricted.

Representative Ed Perlmutter re-introduced the bill, as promised, saying that it would allow cannabis businesses to access the banking system—like any other industry—and would bring more money into the economy and offer the opportunity to create good-paying jobs. 
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