Support for the STATES Act Yields Unlikely Coalitions
As the stigma surrounding marijuana policy continues to erode at the state level, policymakers are forced to confront more nuanced questions regarding how to regulate marijuana within the federal legal framework. Federal law classifies marijuana as a Schedule 1 controlled substance, which is the most severe classification. The STATES Act has been introduced to remove the threat of federal intervention and prosecution in states that regulate marijuana use and sales. Ryan Cauley, associate in the firm's Health Care Law group, unpacks the complicated relationship between federal and state lawmaking powers in Cannabis Business Executive.