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Introducing Common Sense Cannabis Reform for Veterans, Small Businesses, and Health Professionals
DISTRICT COLOMBIA: Congressman Dave Joyce (OH-14), along with his cannabis caucus co-chair, Congressman Don Young (AK-At Large), introduced the Common Sense Cannabis Reform Act for Veterans, Small Businesses and Healthcare Professionals a. This important piece of legislation aims to responsibly reform the federal government’s outdated and ineffective cannabis policy.
“With more than 40 states acting on this matter, it is time for Congress to recognize that an ongoing cannabis ban is neither tenable nor the will of American voters,” said Joyce. “My legislation responds to the American people’s demand for change and our states’ need for clarity by creating an effective federal cannabis regulatory framework that helps veterans, supports small businesses and their workers, enables critical research, and tackles the opioid crisis While respecting the right of states to make their own decisions about cannabis policy that is best for their constituents. I look forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to bring this law into effect so that we can carry out sensible and meaningful cannabis reform that improves lives and livelihoods. “
“For too long, the federal government’s outdated cannabis policy has stood in the way of both individual freedom and the rights of a state under the 10th Amendment to the Constitution. It has been a long time since these archaic laws were updated for the 21st century, ”said Congressman Don Young. “As co-chair of the Cannabis Caucus and representative of a state with legal adult cannabis, I am proud to help bring common sense cannabis reform to veterans, small businesses and healthcare professionals. This bill takes important steps to modernize our laws by removing cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act and allowing VA to prescribe medicinal cannabis to veterans. Plus, government-approved cannabis companies can finally access traditional financial services. I want to thank my friend, Congressman Dave Joyce, for his guidance on this matter. I urge my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to stand by us in this crucial effort. “
Through his work with the Cannabis Caucus and his position on the House Appropriations Committee, Joyce has helped reform efforts to reform the federal government’s outdated approach to cannabis and to protect the rights of states across a country like Ohio that are responsible for A responsible implementation voted cannabis policy. In particular, the Common Sense Cannabis Reform for Veterans, Small Businesses and Healthcare Professionals, which has been welcomed by several organizations, would do the following:
- Remove cannabis from federal Controlled Substances Act.
- Instruct the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau to regulate cannabis along the lines of the alcohol industry within one year of going into effect.
- Create a federal requirement to protect financial institutions and other businesses in non-cannabis constitutional states so that they can serve cannabis businesses.
- Allow the Department of Veterans’ Affairs to prescribe medical cannabis to veterans.
- Instruct the National Institutes of Health to conduct two studies of cannabis in relation to pain management and cannabis impairment and to report to Congress within two years of going into effect.
“It is incredibly encouraging to see the Republican leadership end the federal ban and criminalization of cannabis,” said Steven W. Hawkins, interim president and CEO of the US Cannabis Council. “Cannabis reform is truly a bipartisan issue that is ripe for an immediate resolution. The USCC thanks Representative Dave Joyce for his work and looks forward to supporting Common Sense Cannabis Reform for Veterans, Small Businesses and Healthcare Professionals.
“We applaud Rep. Joyce’s leadership in creating pragmatic cannabis legislation that reduces barriers to entry for cannabis companies, enables access to capital markets, and introduces a tax equity structure for the industry,” said Wendy Bronfein, Chair of the National Medicinal Cannabis Coalition. “We look forward to working together on this important piece of legislation.”
“NCR welcomes Congressman Joyce’s continued leadership in cannabis reform. We welcome the opportunity to work this legislation with him as we have a common goal – that is, that the US cannabis industry, already worth $ 18 billion, can continue to grow as the engine of job creation and economic opportunity for all Americans. “- National Cannabis Round Table