NORML Releases Report to Give Policymakers Guidance on Regulating Adult-Use Cannabis Markets

NORML Releases Report to Give Policymakers Guidance on Regulating Adult-Use Cannabis Markets
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<![CDATA[Eighteen states have legalized adult-use cannabis to date, providing 18 different examples of how to establish a licensed and regulated market.NORML announced March 29 the release of a new report, “Marijuana Policies in Legal States: A Comprehensive Review of Adult-Use Marijuana Rules and Regulations,” which examines various aspects of the regulated adult-use cannabis programs in the 18 states that have legalized.The report is meant “to educate decision-makers at the state and federal level on the common features of states’ adult-use marijuana legalization laws and regulations so that they can make informed decisions on cannabis policy and better understand how existing state-licensed programs are successfully being implemented in jurisdictions throughout the country,” according to NORML’s announcement.“Despite the continued expansion of regulated adult-use cannabis markets and overwhelming public support for ending cannabis prohibition, many elected officials are still relatively unfamiliar with the specific policies that states have implemented over the last decade or with the lessons they have learned,” NORML Political Director Morgan Fox said in a public statement. “We are releasing this report in anticipation of a vote on the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement (MORE) Act in the U.S. House of Representatives and ahead of the impending introduction of the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act in the Senate, which will put a spotlight on cannabis policy reform and jumpstart conversations at all levels of government on how to best regulate this substance to ensure justice, efficacy, and public safety.”The MORE Act, House Bill 3617, is sponsored by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y. The legislation, which aims to remove cannabis from the U.S. Controlled Substances Act, was first introduced in July 2019 and was passed by the full lower chamber in December 2020.The bill stalled in the Senate under the leadership of then-Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., but has…

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