As marijuana legalization and decriminalization has swept across the states in the last decade, researchers, activists, law enforcement, and public health officials have advocated to loosen strict marijuana research policy to better understand the impact of the substance on public health and safety.
The most recent draft of the Senate infrastructure bill includes language to enhance marijuana research as it relates to driving and road safety.
This week, CHPA met with senior staffers on Capitol Hill and other CBD stakeholders to discuss the potential of CBD legislation this Congress, specifically H.R. 841, the Hemp and Hemp-Derived CBD Consumer Protection and Market Stabilization Act of 2021.
Perhaps the most precious commodity on Capitol Hill is time. This is only exacerbated over the summer, when congressional recesses are common around the Fourth of July and then, again, in August. Therefore, when Congress is in, there is a scramble to address pressing concerns and “must pass” legislative issues.