Declassifying Cannabis as a Schedule 1 Drug: How Can It Be Done and What Will the Effects Be?

New Jersey Law Journal (reprinted with permission)

11.30.2021

This New Jersey Law Journal article written by Wilentz Shareholder Lisa Gora and law clerk Natalie Moszczynski examines the federal legislative efforts, over the past few years, to amend the Controlled Substances Act.

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