Flaws in proposed federal marijuana legislation threaten the legal cannabis market, especially failure to pause the Dormant Commerce Clause, say Shaleen Title, the distinguished cannabis policy practitioner in residence at the Ohio State University Drug Enforcement and Policy Center, and Andrew Kline, who co-leads the cannabis practice at Perkins Coie. They suggest some changes. Cannabis is gaining acceptance, with more than three dozen states and territories having legalized the plant in some form. Cannabis reform has widespread support nationally, with a recent Pew Research Center poll showing that 91% of Americans support legal recreational or medical marijuana use. And in response to popular demand, states are passing increasingly robust social justice policies providing equitable ownership opportunities, with New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) recently announcing a new $200 million fund to promote diversity among licensees in her state’s emerging legal marijuana industry.
420 Intel – Marijuana Industry News, 01/24/2022 19:00:00