Federal Cannabis (Past, Present and Future)

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This program was recorded on May 27, 2021

The legal history of cannabis in the United States is one of several twists and turns. Increased restrictions of cannabis as a poison began in many states from 1906 through the Pure Food and Drug Act, and outright prohibitions began in the 1920s. The first national regulation was the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937. Cannabis was officially outlawed for any use (medical included) with the passage of the 1970 Controlled Substances Act. Multiple efforts to reschedule cannabis under the CSA have failed, and the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in United States v. Oakland Cannabis Buyers' Cooperative and Gonzales v. Raich that the federal government has a right to regulate and criminalize cannabis, even for medical purposes. Although cannabis remains a Schedule I drug, the Rohrabacher–Farr amendment prohibits federal prosecution of individuals complying with state medical cannabis laws. Under the Biden Administration, there have been further discussions of potential decriminalization of cannabis use and even potentially the federal passage of legalization of recreational usage.

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Attorney Thomas ButcherThomas Butcher
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Course Agenda

  1. Past -- A history of cannabis laws from 1906 to 2018, including such major laws as the Pure Food and Drug Act, Marihuana Tax Act, Controlled Substances Act, Rohrabacher–Farr and such cases as United States v. Oakland Cannabis Buyers’ Cooperative and Gonzales v. Raich – US Supreme Court Decision.
  2. Present -- Current state of federal cannabis laws
  3. Future -- What may potentially happen federally later this year and down the road.
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