Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) Comments At Cannabis Event That Big Cannabis is Exploiting Monopoly Opportunities Due to Structure of State Based Regulation

Marijuana Moment reports

The “patchwork” of state marijuana laws being enacted across the country while federal prohibition remains unchanged is enabling large corporations to dominate the industry, harming communities that have been “decimated” by the drug war and underscoring the need for federal reform, a Democratic senator says.

In a prerecorded video set to be played at an upcoming event on combating monopolization in the cannabis industry, Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) said that the existing state-by-state regulatory framework “creates confusion and barriers that big business exploits to make big bucks at the expense of communities already decimated by the war on drugs.”

The clip offers a preview of the types of conversations that advocates, small business owners and lawmakers will be having at a “crash course” on federal cannabis policy on Saturday at the Boston Public Library. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) will also make a statement in a video that will be played at the event.


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