A new report from the Congressional Research Service (CRS) identifies multiple problems caused by conflicting federal and state marijuana laws. The issues include a lack of access to financial services for state-legal cannabis businesses and challenges accessing marijuana for research purposes, according to CRS. The Schedule I status of marijuana means that the substance is strictly regulated by federal authorities,” the report, published last week, states. “Yet, over the last several decades, most states and territories have deviated from the across-the-board prohibition of marijuana, and now have laws and policies allowing for some cultivation, sale, distribution, and possession of marijuana.” Furthermore, the report notes that if Congress were to de-schedule cannabis, “it could seek to regulate and tax commercial marijuana activities.”

Kyle Jaeger, Marijuana Moment, 09/18/2020 09:04:02

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