Wednesday, May 25, 2022

STATES Act

Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez Will Be A New Marijuana Ally In Congress

With key legislation like the STATES Act and the Gaetz’s Medical Cannabis Research Act hanging in the balance, Ocasio-Cortez’s voice could help push those bills through.

How Will The Incoming Congress Shape Marijuana Legalization?

Cannabis Industry leaders say legal pot has become a bipartisan issue and that lawmakers are motivated to eliminate federal controls.

Sen. Cory Gardner Says ‘Votes Are There’ For Legal Marijuana, But Senate Leadership Crushes His Dreams

There is hope that the STATES Act (or some other farther-reaching bill) will find new life in 2019.

Elizabeth Warren Reveals How Jeff Sessions ‘Catalyzed’ Marijuana Legalization 

The Massachusetts Senator also shared how the STATES Act came to be behind the scenes.

Jeff Sessions Threatens Federal Law Trumping State Marijuana Legislation

Sessions’ comments appear to be fangless, however, as a Department of Justice spokesperson clarified this wasn’t a change in federal policy for the Attorney General.

Does Cannabis Legislation Represent The Return Of American Federalism?

The STATES Act—which stands for Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States—could provide a federal solution to marijuana. Introduced by Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Cory Gardner, the potential bill would allow states to enact and regulate cannabis regulation free from federal overreach.
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