TCIA's mission as a trade association is to advance tree care businesses. One of the primary ways to protect and advance the industry is by influencing public policy in a direction favorable for our members.
Cannabis Laws by State – Across the country, state cannabis policy can vary greatly. Eleven states, such as Massachusetts, Colorado, and Illinois have legalized the drug and allow licensed stores to sell it. Other states default to the Federal Government’s position that cannabis is a schedule one drug and treat it as such. This does not even begin to get into the many states which allow the medical use of cannabis, with various stances on the rights of the employer vs. the employee.
With little hope for guidance from the Federal Government on the horizon, TCIA members should be prepared to operate with different laws in all 50 states for the foreseeable future. Members should familiarize themselves with the cannabis laws in each state they operate in (see below) and consult with an attorney if they have any questions. If you have any questions about the cannabis laws in your state, or if you hear about a law that may impact your business, please contact Aiden O’Brien at TCIA today!
Aiden O’Brien, Advocacy & Standards Manager can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can view the cannabis laws in your state here. Note: this is intended as a reference guide only.
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