Don’t let the Grinch stop marijuana reform

Don’t let the Grinch stop marijuana reform

The holiday season means many things to many people, but for Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID), it means walking back commitments to moving cannabis reform forward and turning into the Marijuana Grinch.  “Wait, what?!” you ask?  Last Wednesday, he essentially demanded that in exchange for allowing the cannabis industry to access to basic banking services, that the federal government should impose a 2% THC cap on marijuana products and prohibit the retail sale of marijuana-infused edibles or e-liquid vapor extracts.   Tell Senator Crapo that a 2% THC cap is unacceptable and that banking reform can’t wait.  Over one-quarter of the US population now lives in a jurisdiction where the retail sale of cannabis products to adults is legally regulated by state statute and 33 states have legalized the sale of marijuana to qualified patients. Despite this reality, the Senate refuses to act.  As the Chairman of the powerful Senate Banking Committee, Sen. Crapo had previously said that his Committee would be willing to take up the recently passed House legislation known as the SAFE Banking Act. But it now appears some powerful prohibitionists have gotten to him because he has reversed his willingness to thoughtfully and substantively engage on this issue. …

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