No one really complained about the 88-page bill. In fact, most of the witnesses testifying Friday afternoon had nothing but high praise for the sponsors and their efforts. Well thought-out. A national model. Inclusive. Equitable. The scores of people who packed the House Economic Matters Committee room just had a couple more thoughts about the legislation to regulate legalized cannabis, from farm to rolling paper: Favorable with amendments. Some worried about clean-air violations in areas where tobacco smoking is already prohibited. Some predicted it would cripple the hemp industry. Some warned of children in search of candy gobbling up look-alike CBD gummies. Some simply wanted a piece of the action from the money brought in by the state taxing the sales.
Focus is on ‘social equity’ as bill to establish legalized cannabis industry is vetted by House committee
February 20, 2023