420 with CNW — Congressional Legislators Advance Spending Bills Containing Protections for Universities, Medical Cannabis Programs

July 20, 2021 15:25:03

The cannabis industry has been in a tense state of anticipation since President Joseph Biden came into office. Although Biden has made it clear he supports medical cannabis and giving states the ability to do what they want, he doesn’t support federally legalizing recreational cannabis. Conversely, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has said he is currently working on cannabis legislation that he says he will advance with or without the president’s approval; however, reform advocates and industry stakeholders would like to see that legislation come sooner rather than later.

As such, cannabis reform proponents and industry stakeholders will be happy to hear that Congressional lawmakers have again included several cannabis-related provisions in spending legislation, including protections for states that have launched medical cannabis programs. The past couple of weeks have seen lawmakers pass…


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