Which Political Party Will Legalize Weed?

Mar 12, 2023

11:30am – 12:30pm CT

Recording: Which Political Party Will Legalize Weed?, Mar 12, 2023

Both political parties have proposals in Congress to end federal cannabis prohibition. The Democrats have traditionally supported legalization more than the GOP but have not been able to get the job done while in power. The GOP may have a better framework for legalization than the Democrats. This session allows the representatives from both parties — Earl Blumenauer and Nancy Mace — to have a civil and engaged debate moderated by one of the cannabis industry's leading figures, Global Cannabis Consultant & Strategic Advisor Andrew DeAngelo. The moderator will pull no punches and will favor neither party but will provide the perspective of someone who has been successful in both the legacy and legal market for cannabis in the United States. There will be only one shot at ending federal prohibition and it is important to get the public policy right the first time.

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Earl Blumenauer

US House of Representatives

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Andrew DeAngelo

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Nancy Mace

United States House of Representatives

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