In the Press
November 30, 2022

No Green Wave This Time, But Two More States Legalize Adult Use Cannabis (Cannabis Industry Journal)

Five states voted on adult-use cannabis legalization. These results increase the number of states that have legalized cannabis for adult-use from 19 to 21. Similar ballot measures failed, however, in Arkansas, North Dakota and South Dakota. The continued expansion of legalized cannabis at the state level, combined with President Biden’s recent initiation of an administrative process to review expeditiously how cannabis is scheduled under federal law, is likely to increase pressure on Congress and the rest of the federal government to either decriminalize or legalize cannabis under federal law. Cannabis co-chairs Jennifer Fisher and Brett Schuman, counsel Jeremy Lateiner, associates Allyson McCain and Whitney Williams, and senior paralegal Amy Arnelle explain more in the Cannabis Industry Journal.