A busy week in Washington

By Alex Halperin
Dec 3, 2021

Cannabis Caucus member Rep. Dave Joyce (R-Oh.) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) capped off a busy week in Washington by releasing a bill that would incentivize states to expunge the criminal records of tens of millions of Americans who have been convicted of marijuana offenses.

  • Joyce, a former prosecutor and public defender, said he has “seen first-hand how cannabis law violations can foreclose a lifetime of opportunities.”

Elsewhere in D.C.: 

In a thought provoking piece, Leafly editor Bruce Barcott asks if it’s time to regulate alcohol like marijuana.