Vertically Integrated Cannabis Operator Provides Insight on the Need for Federal Legalization
PHOENIX, AZ / ACCESSWIRE / December 4, 2020 / For the first time ever, the U.S. House of Representatives voted on a bill that would end the federal prohibition of cannabis. The Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act (MORE Act) removes cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act, eliminating conflict between state and federal law and allowing states to set their own cannabis policies. With the House passing the federal cannabis legalization bill yesterday by a vote of 228-164, Item 9 Labs Corp. (OTCQX:INLB) ("Item 9 Labs," or the "Company"), a vertically integrated cannabis operator that produces premium products, provides comment on this historic milestone.
"This is a step forward in the right direction," Item 9 Labs Corp. Chief Executive Officer Andrew Bowden said. "The continued increase in state legalization is evidence that we're ready as a nation to end prohibition."
With every cannabis measure passing in last month's General Elections, 15 states and the District of Columbia have passed legislation or voter initiatives to legalize adult-use cannabis, while 36 states and the District of Columbia allow it for medicinal purposes. A recent Pew Research Center study found that 67 percent of the nation supports legalization, including most Republicans.
Bowden continued, "Across our collective 100-plus years in legal cannabis in multiple states, we've seen first-hand how disjointed this industry is due to its federally illegal status. States are working in silos, causing confusion, frustration and complexities for businesses and consumers alike. We believe federal legalization will reduce complications and open up access for more people to benefit from all that cannabis has to offer."
Item 9 Labs Corp. discovered the medicinal benefits of cannabis years ago-several team members have directly seen its positive impacts-and is focused on helping others improve their overall well-being through cannabis. With one of the largest approved cultivation sites in Arizona, which is opening its adult-use market in 2021, and a roster of award-winning products, Item 9 Labs is committed to setting the industry standard on consistency and transparency and is dedicated to educating their communities, lawmakers and investors on cannabis.
Brief Overview of the MORE Act
The MORE Act marks the first time either chamber of Congress will review a bill to legalize cannabis. With the U.S. House of Representatives approving it yesterday, the next step is for the bill to go in front of the U.S. Senate. Beyond decriminalization, the bill includes several social and criminal justice measures aimed to create an equitable cannabis industry such as helping elevate the communities wrongfully impacted by the War on Drugs and creating opportunities for those disproportionately impacted by prohibition. The bill also requires federal courts to expunge prior cannabis offenses.
About Item 9 Labs Corp.
Item 9 Labs Corp. (OTCQX: INLB) is a vertically integrated cannabis operator headquartered in Arizona. The Company creates best-in-class products and canna-business solutions designed to help people become the best versions of themselves. With an award-winning CPG brand and nationally recognized application team, Item 9 Labs improves the cannabis experience while providing transparency, consistency, and well-being for those relying on them. For additional information, please visit: item9labscorp.com.
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