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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7 comments on “There’s movement toward federal marijuana reform – but when?
  1. Christopher Simmons on

    If 95% of Americans are in favor of medicinal cannabis and 65% are in favor of legalization, the only reason legalization hasn’t happened is because of corrupt politicians who get contributions from Big Pharma, Alcohol, and Tobacco to keep cannabis on schedule 1. Get rid of lobbying, you get rid of corruption

  2. Mike on

    This has got to become an issue that drives a huge number of votes. That, and only that, is what ordinary people can do to frighten politicians into directed movement.

  3. Tamara Horvath on

    When Americans give the President a break and stop trying to break down our system of leadership, then we will see action. Ease up, America! Try a little more #compassion.

    AND, It’s about the TIMING in Politics.
    (And Leverage)
    #tamarahorvath #MOhempMO

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