Cannabis Legislation This Week: California Considers Electronic Pot Payments, Colorado May Soon Deliver the Goods
Politicians in California, Colorado, Louisiana, New Hampshire, and South Carolina will ponder some rather potent legislation for the week of April 16, 2018.
In cannabis policy reform, Southern California lawmakers will talk “event” licensing, tax payments, resentencing of prior cannabis convictions, and the need for access to financial institutions for the Golden State’s newest billion-dollar industry. Meanwhile, Colorado’s elected officials will debate rolling out their pilot marijuana delivery program.
In Pennsylvania, some elected officials are seeking to amend the state’s definition for drug trafficking, while Louisiana’s policymakers have three key pieces of legislation of their own to consider. While one of Louisiana’s proposed bills seeks to decriminalize marijuana, another bill would replace the state’s existing law by enacting civil penalties for small amounts of pot. And for Louisiana’s perpetually disenfranchised entrepreneurs, yet another bill benefits minority-owned cannabis businesses.
Trump’s Pot Promise
Cannabis has been a demonized substance for the past 80+ years. The casualty list from prohibition has