The Path Forward for Cannabis Legalization Nationwide

Mar 16, 2021

11:00am – 11:30am CT

Rep. Earl Blumenauer, founder and co-chair of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus, will join by POLITICO Cannabis Reporter Natalie Fertig to discuss the path forward for legalizing cannabis. Blumenauer led the effort in the House to pass the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act to end the federal prohibition of cannabis and ensure restorative justice for those impacted by it. The historic 2020 vote marked the first time a full chamber of Congress voted to end this prohibition. Now, with a new presidential administration and Senate majority, along with cannabis momentum across the country, Blumenauer and Fertig will discuss the renewed outlook for federal legalization. They’ll also explore the changing cannabis policy landscape as more states incorporate regulatory frameworks and restorative justice policies for communities most impacted by the war on drugs.

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Earl Blumenauer

US House of Representatives

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