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How U.S. Federal Cannabis Legalization Would Affect Foreign Nationals

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07.05.2019

During the 115th United States Congress, a number of bills were introduced to legalize marijuana at the federal level. The ones that received the most attention were: (1) theStrengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States (STATES) Act, and (2) the Marijuana Justice Act of 2017/Marijuana Justice Act of 2018.

Although the STATES Act and the Marijuana Justice Act (collectively, the "Legalization Bills") died when the 115th Congress ended on January 3, 2019, the STATES Act has been reintroduced in the Senate and in the House of Representatives. The Marijuana Justice Act has also been reintroduced in the Senate and in the House of Representatives.

If either of these legalization bills becomes law, investors and employees of cannabis businesses will no longer be at risk of being banned from the United States as controlled substance traffickers.

The STATES Act will leave marijuana as a Schedule I controlled substance under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA).........

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