Video: Congressman Earl Blumenauer Calls On ‘Moscow Mitch’ To Move Forward On SAFE Banking Act Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Earl Blumenauer, a House Democrat from Oregon and one of the preeminent voices in the cannabis legalization movement returns for another episode of The Green Rush! Congressman Blumenauer has represented Oregon as a congressman for over 20 years, a state where voters first legalized medical marijuana back in 1998, becoming one of the very first states to do so. Oregon made history again in 2012 when its voters legalized adult use cannabis. 

Our hosts Anne and Lewis to talk about the COVID-19 pandemic and the legislation he’s introduced in the House to make cannabis businesses eligible for the next round of the SBA PPP loans. The Congressman also provides an update on the latest movement of the SAFE Banking Act and how its being held up by ‘Moscow Mitch’ in the Senate, provides an in-depth analogy of how current cannabis prohibition mirrors alcohol prohibition in the 1930s and what his conversations with presumptive Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden have been like and how accommodating to advancing the industry forward he may be.

Congressman Blumenauer has been on the front lines …

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