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Last week, the International Cannabis Bar Association held a live committee meeting to discuss their filing with California’s Department of Cannabis Control to request the allowance of regulated, interstate cannabis sales, which presents no legal risk to the state.
This monumental policy change would be a victory for the nation’s cannabis industry and its millions of customers, who have long struggled with the confusion of varying state cannabis regulations.
Currently, 15 states and the District of Columbia have laws that allow for the recreational sale of cannabis to adults 21 and over. With the passing of the new act, businesses from these states could now legally ship products to other states with legal cannabis or hemp laws. This could open up new markets and opportunities for the industry, making it easier to access products and services.
New Business Opportunities for Cannabis Across the Country
Allowing for easier access to cannabis products also provides more options for consumers. Customers now have access to various products and strains, with the added convenience of security and quality assurance. In addition, with the interstate sale and transportation of cannabis, customers can get a much wider variety of products than previously available because of the geographic proximity between states that produce proper regulation and reliable verification standards.
Introducing interstate cannabis commerce will provide new business opportunities within the industry. Companies can expand their reach and open up new markets within legal states. They will also be able to take advantage of the ability to develop and ship nationwide rather than being limited to their state lines.
This could also mean new investments and jobs within the industry as companies look to expand their operations and customer networks.