September 1, 2021

CPEAR Submits Extensive Comments to Senators Booker, Wyden, and Schumer’s Federal Cannabis Reform Draft Legislation 


Today, the Coalition for Cannabis Policy, Education, and Regulation (CPEAR) released the following statement from its executive director, Andrew Freedman, regarding its comments to the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act (CAOA) discussion draft. CPEAR submitted 31 pages of comments in response to the CAOA discussion draft.

“The draft bill represents a pivotal moment for the cannabis industry and an opportunity for stakeholders to inform a pathway towards responsible federal cannabis regulation that is rooted in science, evidence and data, ensures public health and safety standards, and secures fair market access including for small and minority-owned businesses.

“We thank Senators Booker, Wyden, and Schumer for their leadership on federal cannabis reform and their willingness to listen to a diverse array of stakeholders in drafting legislation. This is an ongoing process, and we look forward to working with Congress to advance a thoughtful and comprehensive federal cannabis regulatory framework.”

CAOA was unveiled by U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Ron Wyden (D-OR), and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) on July 14, 2021. Read CPEAR’s comments here.