Michigan, Missouri, and Utah are the most recent states to legalize cannabis.
New York and New Jersey could follow shortly.
As each one of these dominos fall, a singular problem remains: federal prohibition. Even where states have chosen to legalize cannabis through ballot measures and legislation, there has been the threat of federal intervention.
Fortunately, a bipartisan effort to eliminate that threat is underway.
The STATES Act would prevent the federal government from enforcing prohibition in states where cannabis is legal. What’s more is that it would amend the Controlled Substances Act of 1970, a major thorn in the industry’s side.
Sens. Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) cosponsor the bill, and the same day it was introduced to the Senate, Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and David Joyce (R-OH) introduced a companion bill in the House of Representatives.
We just spoke with Joyce at MJBizCon, the largest cannabis conference in the world, out it – and the cameras were rolling.
Take this exclusive peak at our interview with the congressman, for more insights into the potential this bill and others like it hold for the entire marijuana industry.
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Greg Miller, National Institute for Cannabis Investors
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November 26 2018