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Inside the Legislation Shaping the Cannabis Industry in 2021
Submitted by Marijuana News on Mon, 03/08/2021 - 10:08
As the COVID-19 crisis persists and many industries suffer while businesses are forced to close their doors, the cannabis market is just getting started.
Over the next year, legislation vital to the emerging business sector is on the docket.
Key bills pending before Congress include the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act, the SAFE Banking Act, Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States Act, House Amendment 398, Further Health Extenders Act, The Compassionate Access, Research Expansion and Respect States Act, and the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act.
New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker. Photo courtesy of Cory Booker.
New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, said recently “we have seen the war on drugs be a war on people, and particularly Black, brown, and low-income people.”
In America, “Black folks are about 3.64 times more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession than their white peers, even though there’s no difference in marijuana usage or selling in each state,” he said. “I introduced the Marijuana Justice Act because I wanted to move forward and talk about restorative justice.”