- Marijuana Policy Project expressed concern about abruptly disrupting the current state licensing model and called for an end to “federal workplace drug testing.”
- Industry lobby U.S. Cannabis Council recommended that the U.S. Treasury Department’s Tax and Trade Bureau, not the Food and Drug Administration, be the industry’s “primary regulator” and that the tax structure should reflect the differences between products, as alcohol taxes do.
- The Minority Cannabis Business Association laid out “concrete proposals” to promote equity within the industry.
- The National Cannabis Industry Association drew attention to the possibility of ongoing unfair taxation.
- The Coalition for Cannabis Policy, Education and Regulation, which represents industry adjacent entities including tobacco and alcohol, called for a “phased implementation” of legalization and a bias for deferring to the states.
- The National Industrial Hemp Council called for federal regulation to be moved from the Treasury Department to the Department of Agriculture.
- Legalization opponent Smart Approaches to Marijuana called for decriminalization rather than legalization.
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