As marijuana legalization spreads, states are looking at different ways to ensure those most affected by decades of racially biased anti-drug policies have a leg up. Under a special program, New Jersey prioritizes granting licenses to dispensaries run by people with marijuana convictions on their records. Lawmakers hope that by making equity a cornerstone of
Every ballot initiative involving the decriminalization or legalization of marijuana passed in the 2020 election. The Democratic-controlled House also passed the MORE Act in early December, which would legalize marijuana at the federal level and implement sweeping regulations surrounding the drug. These developments reveal something important about the shift in the marijuana debate: Marijuana may
Kevin Sabet, president and CEO of Smart Approaches to Marijuana, an organization leading the lobbying effort against legalization of the drug, joins “Squawk Box” to explain why his organization is dedicated to stopping a tobacco-like industry from forming around cannabis. Sabet is also a former White House advisor on drug policy under the Obama Administration.
Acreage Holdings CEO Kevin Murphy joins “Squawk Box” to discuss where the United States stands in the stage of transitioning toward legalizing recreational marijuana use. » Subscribe to CNBC: http://cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBC About CNBC: From ‘Wall Street’ to ‘Main Street’ to award winning original documentaries and Reality TV series, CNBC has you covered. Experience special sneak peeks