Colleagues Call On Joe Biden To Change Cannabis Laws


When Joe Biden was elected last year, the cannabis industry raised up its arms in celebration. After four years under Donald Trump, many believed that legalizing cannabis at the federal level would be low-hanging fruit for the incoming president, who during his campaign claimed he stood for decriminalization and descheduling. 

Fast-forward one year and faith in Biden on cannabis policy has fallen flat, and for good reason. Just two months after his inauguration, reports emerged that several White House staffers had been suspended for admitting to prior cannabis use, even if they had used cannabis in legal states. 

Since then, a long list of Democrats have called out Biden for being out of step with the party, even though his history has always been the real indicator of where he stands on cannabis—firmly to the right of his colleague (although he has suggested publicly that he…

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