Some state officials who were tasked with regulating legal marijuana have moved to private sector jobs like consulting and lobbying, according to The Hill. Andrew Freedman and Lewis Koski, former marijuana regulators in Colorado’s state government, are now consultants for state and local governments looking for help with regulations.
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On Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015, Oregon Rep. Earl Blumenauer requested an end to marijuana prohibition during the morning hour portion that preceded the House’s regularly scheduled legislative session.
The National Cannabis Industry Association, a national trade group, is expanding its advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill to address the industry’s top federal priorities—access to basic banking services and fair federal taxation.
A group of businesswomen hitting Capitol Hill on Thursday want lawmakers to recognize that the marijuana industry isn’t just a boys’ club.
As with every pending change in the American legislative world, any shifts to the status quo will bring out those who are for and against an issue, including the lobbying dollars of high-profile companies and individuals.