Senate Committee Adds New Witnesses For Cannabis Banking Hearing This Week

Marijuana Moment reports

The U.S. Senate Banking Committee has added new witnesses who will testify at a hearing on bipartisan marijuana banking bill this week.

In addition to the top bipartisan sponsors of the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act, an equity-focused cannabis reform activist, a union representative, a cannabis financial services company executive and a leading prohibitionist advocate will also share their perspective on the legislation and underlying financial services issues in the cannabis industry at Thursday’s hearing.

Banking Committee Chairman Sherrod Brown (D-OH) said last week that senators planned to “move quickly” on the legislation from Sens. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Steve Daines (R-MT).

Beside Merkley and Daines, here are the witnesses that have been added to testify at the committee hearing: 

Cat Packer, Cannabis Regulators of Color Coalition (CRCC) and Drug Policy Alliance (DPA)

Packer is a former Los Angeles cannabis regulator who now serves as vice chair of CRCC and director of drug markets and legal regulation at DPA.

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