Senate plots pro-pot move for lame-duck
A bipartisan group of senators plans to attach significant marijuana legislation to "must-pass" year-end bills, Axios has learned.
The big picture: The group, led by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), has the Justice Department's blessing for legislation letting cannabis companies access banking institutions, and creating grants for state expungement of past marijuana convictions.
In an email reviewed by Axios, the Justice Department said it would be able to implement the revised legislation.
Earlier this year, the Justice Department sent a memo to the Senate with concerns about the potential implementation of...