Insa Announces Support for Federal Legislation to Legalize Cannabis


SPRINGFIELD, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Insa, a leading Massachusetts-based cannabis provider, today expressed support for the draft of the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act unveiled this week by leading Senate Democrats, pointing to the potential job creation and economic opportunities in the Commonwealth’s state-regulated cannabis industry. The proposed legislation, which would remove cannabis from the federal list of controlled substances and help end the long practice of targeting communities of color, would remove legal confusion and allow states to craft and enforce their own cannabis laws. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden, and Senator Cory Booker unveiled the draft in Washington D.C. “We’re encouraged by what we think is an important step forward in modernizing our nation’s cannabis laws and finally bringing legal treatment of this growing industry into the 21st century,” said Insa co-founder and CEO Peter Gallagher. “For far too long, cannabis has been illegal under federal law, leading to the unjust treatment of communities of color and other underrepresented groups and individuals. The current system creates a hodgepodge of laws, despite the majority of Americans supporting the legalization of recreational marijuana use and living in states where cannabis has been legalized by state governments.” Insa agrees with the senators that other lawmakers in Washington should respect the rights of states that have chosen to legalize cannabis. More than 40 percent of Americans live in the 18 states that have legalized adult-use cannabis, and 91 percent of Americans believe cannabis should be legal for either adult or medical use. “From our own experience across Massachusetts, most recently in our new facility in Springfield, we’ve seen the tremendous economic benefits that cannabis can provide,” said co-founder and COO Patrick Gottschlicht. “Pete and I grew up in this city, and we are able to sell products to consumers…

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