August 06, 2021

In this article, Jenner & Block Associates E.K. McWilliams and Nika Arzoumanian examine the “piecemeal” efforts to federally legalize cannabis. “The likely trajectory of marijuana reform in the US will be shaped by stakeholders both for and against ending the federal prohibition on cannabis. While institutions that are invested in cannabis remaining illegal under federal law will have sway, state-level legalization has resulted in powerful stakeholders who are invested in the new normal of legalized marijuana, including individual workers, multistate cannabis operators, and states,” they conclude.