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ABA urges Congress to reform federal cannabis policy

Carl Rowley Jack Jacobson August 22, 2019

The ABA House of Delegates has adopted a resolution recommending the rescheduling or de-scheduling of cannabis under the CSA. The resolution urges Congress to enact legislation removing cannabis from Schedule 1 of the CSA and defer to states in drafting cannabis policies. READ MORE

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