Cannabis lobbyists believe incremental steps are the most likely path to federal reform

While not impossible, comprehensive marijuana reform that includes federal legalization of the plant in the form of one bill would be a politically heavy lift in today’s divisive Congress.

So it’s important to focus on the most politically palatable and plausible ways to make progress, said Saphira Galoob, principal and CEO of The Liaison Group, a cannabis lobbying firm in Washington DC.