Welcome back to Higher Law, our weekly briefing about all things cannabis. I’m Cheryl Miller, reporting for Law.com from Sacramento, where temperatures have topped 100 degrees and a final vote on a $139 billion state budget is in sight. The spending plan banks on $630 million in marijuana tax revenues in the 2018-19 fiscal year. But $14 million originally allocated for a law enforcement crackdown on black market operations was cut in the final deal between state lawmakers and the governor.

This week we take a look at the big marijuana legislation introduced in that other capital, Washington, D.C.. And in who got the work—keep sending me your new stuff!—PharmaCann picks up a federal lobbyist, and a New Jersey law firm joins forces for a greater share of that state’s growing marijuana business.

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