There’s movement toward federal marijuana reform – but when?

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(This is an abridged version of a story that appears in the July issue of Marijuana Business Magazine.)

The chances of serious cannabis reform in the halls of the U.S. Congress have increased dramatically in recent months, with major political names from both Republican and Democratic camps embracing the cause of changing federal laws.

The list of politicos who have begun backing marijuana reform is a veritable who’s who in Washington DC – to the point where supporters now outnumber opponents.

From President Donald Trump to various U.S. senators and even former House Speaker John Boehner – an Ohio Republican – political leaders are finally taking national cannabis legalization seriously.

But there’s a catch. Several, actually.

First and foremost: The onboarding of powerful politicians to the marijuana reform train probably won’t translate into congressional action in 2018.


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