Late last year, a GOP Congresswoman sent waves across America’s nascent cannabis industry when she introduced a bill to end federal cannabis prohibition in the country and regulate the controversial plant. With cannabis reform being seen as a primarily progressive effort spearheaded by the left, Rep. Nancy Mace’s States Reform Act was meant to act as a compromise between Democrats and Republicans. Although Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and his colleagues had already unveiled a federal legalization bill, it stands little chance of advancing to the President’s desk without Republican support. In a move that is bound to bolster the GOP-led legislation’s standing in Capitol Hill, Amazon has announced its support for the States Reform Act. Currently, the second-largest private employer in America, the e-commerce giant has backed Democrat-led efforts to legalize cannabis in the past, including Schumer’s Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act. According to Amazon’s public policy division, the company is “pleased to endorse” the Republican-led bill. Amazon believes it is time for America to reform its cannabis prohibition policies, the company says, and it is committed to helping the cannabis reform cause.
CannabisNewsWire, 02/03/2022 04:20:00