1 April 2017

This is what the Cannabist had to say at the end of the week

Bipartisan “Path to Marijuana Reform” bills introduced to federally decriminalize, protect, regulate cannabis industry


U.S. lawmakers have introduced a package of marijuana reform bills aimed at protecting and preserving existing state-based programs while creating a framework for the federal regulation of cannabis. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, and Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Oregon, announced the “Path to Marijuana Reform,” a bipartisan package of related bills that address issues such as decriminalization for the industry as well as taxation, banking, civil forfeiture, descheduling, research, individual protections and regulation. “This is the most comprehensive package that’s (yet) been advanced,” Blumenauer told The Cannabist.

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