US House Approves Bill Allowing Legalized Cannabis Advertising On TV And Radio

The U.S. House of Representatives approved Wednesday a bill with language that would enable advertisements in states with legal cannabis programs to air on TV and radio.

The news comes some three weeks after the House Appropriations Committee approved the measure, which would bar the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from penalizing broadcasters for marketing progress in states with legal cannabis markets.

Currently, most TV and radio stations in those states that have legalized cannabis do not receive ads from the cannabis businesses, because these stations work under FCC licenses and federal law.

is still considered a Schedule 1 drug under federal law. It's lumped into the same category as heroin, and considered to have no recognized medical value and high abuse potential. As a result, cable …

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