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NCSL Urges DOJ to Prioritize the Removal of Cannabis From Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act

NCSL urges Attorney General and Drug Enforcement Administration Administrator to remove cannabis from Schedule I classification under the Controlled Substances Act. In August, the Department of Health and Human Services recommended that the DEA move cannabis from a Schedule I to a Schedule III substance. The letter requests the DEA to quickly finish its review of the August HHS report and remove cannabis from Schedule I, per HHS’s recommendation.

Capitol to Capitol | Oct. 17, 2022

In this issue of Capitol to Capitol White House Hosts Virtual Summit on 'Accelerating Infrastructure', Medicare Drug Manufacturers Subject to Penalties for Inflationary Increases and more.

Banking and Cannabis: Yearning to Be Buds?

Although they are a drop in the bucket compared with broad-based taxes, cannabis tax revenues are still significant, even exceeding cigarette and alcohol tax collections in many states. In 2019, marijuana tax revenues represented about 0.36% of state budgets, on average, in the seven states that had programs in place for the full year. In a few states, it’s a little higher than 1% of total revenue.

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In the News | March 2021

This page contains links to articles in which NCSL is quoted or cited in March 2021.

In the News | January 2022

This page contains links to articles in which NCSL is quoted or cited in January 2022.

The Canvass | November 2020

NCSL's newsletter about all things elections. An update on litigation in the current election season; a conversation with Georgia Representative Shaw Blackmon; and the latest election news.