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Greener on the Other Side: The US Government’s Slow March Toward Recognizing Cannabis

Published: Mar 12, 2023   

For 50 years, cannabis has been a prohibited substance under Schedule 1 of the Controlled Substance Act. However, in that time we have also seen a rise in states authorizing the medical and/or adult recreational use of the substance. This dichotomy has created a huge conflict of state and federal law, yet the federal government has been slow to act and propose solutions to this problem until recent years. Join Abbey as she walks through where the country is at now, where the federal government is heading, and which policy considerations are most important when attempting to fix the broken cannabis system.

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