Yesterday, Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) introduced the bipartisan Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States Act (STATES Act) in an attempt to address the incongruity between federal and state law related to legal marijuana. Echoing the agreement between President Trump and Sen. Gardner in April to take a states’ rights approach on the issue, the bill amends the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 801 et seq.) to protect those individuals and businesses in compliance with state marijuana laws and regulations from federal interference. The Brownstein Emerging Regulated Industries (ERI) practice group has been honored to work with Sen. Gardner on this legislation and his bipartisan and federalism-minded approach to addressing this issue.
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