Any day now, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, along with Senators Cory Booker and Ron Wyden, will unveil draft cannabis reform legislation. In tandem, advocates and businesses are quickly getting organized. The latest effort on this front is the launch today of the U.S. Cannabis Council (USCC), a coalition of dozens of the highest-valued cannabis companies in North America, as well as many trade coalitions and advocacy groups. USCC is a unified voice advocating for the descheduling and legalization of cannabis,” said Steven Hawkins, the coalition’s interim CEO, and the executive director of the Marijuana Policy Project, in a statement. “Legalization at both the state and federal level must include provisions ensuring social equity and redress for harms caused to communities impacted by cannabis prohibition.”In recent years, the number of groups advocating for cannabis reform has multiplied. This is due in part to newer groups that are dedicated solely to cannabis issues, and in part to longstanding groups that have become more involved with the issue over time.

Nushin Rashidian, Cannabis Wire, 02/07/2021 19:00:00

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