Featuring: Irina Dashevsky | Marc Hauser | Chirali Patel | Adam Smith | Brandon Wyatt
Moderated by, Phillip Neiman
International Cannabis Bar Association and Sacramento County Bar Association, Cannabis Law Section Nonhemp cannabis is legal for cultivation, manufacture, sale and use under the medical programs of 36 states, the District of Columbia and several U.S. territories. More than one-third of those jurisdictions also permit nonmedical or adult-use. Because nonhemp cannabis remains a Schedule I controlled substance under federal law, it cannot be sold, transported or shipped across state lines, creating a patchwork of intrastate cannabis economies. In this 90-minute program, panelists will discuss a range of topics related to the interstate commerce ban, including licensee residency requirements adopted in many states (and associated litigation); the Dormant Commerce Clause; economic and social equity implications of closed markets; and the possibility of interstate compacts as a stopgap pending federal legalization. Speakers will also address the ban’s impact on medical patients and how pending legislation and post-legalization regulatory schemes may impact licensed operators and other industry participants.