There’s a lot of federal cannabis buzz lately, but not as much action. On Wednesday, the Coalition for Cannabis Policy, Education, and Regulation (CPEAR) sponsored a virtual event, hosted by The Hill, that focused on cannabis regulation. Speakers included Colorado Senator John Hickenlooper, South Carolina Rep. Nancy Mace, and National Institute on Drug Abuse director Nora Volkow, among others. The event took place against the backdrop of an aggressive push this week for the inclusion of cannabis banking language in the National Defense Authorization Act, which is unlikely, and, more broadly, the rollout this year of comprehensive cannabis legalization proposals from both Democrats and Republicans. (Read Cannabis Wire’s coverage of how these proposals differ.) Hickenlooper, also the former governor of Colorado, spoke about the cannabis impairment-related provisions for which he pushed in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
Alyson Martin, Cannabis Wire, 12/01/2021 19:00:00