RealClearPolitics Presents: What's the GOP Case for Cannabis?

RealClearPolitics Presents: What's the GOP Case for Cannabis: States’ Rights, Veterans, Patients, and Smaller Government Sponsored by the Coalition for Cannabis Policy, Education, and Regulation's (CPEAR), RealClearPolitics Associate Editor A.B. Stoddard speaks with three key House members about the GOP case for Cannabis reform; Representative Dave Joyce, a former prosecutor who represents Ohio’s 14th district, and co-chairs the Congressional Cannabis Caucus, Representative Brian Mast who was wounded while serving in Afghanistan, and now represents Florida’s 18th district and along with Joyce is co-chair of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus, and Representative Nancy Mace, who represents South Carolina’s First Congressional District, and as ranking member on the House Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, held hearings last month on decriminalization of cannabis at the federal level. The Coalition for Cannabis Policy, Education, and Regulation's (CPEAR) mission is to advance a comprehensive federal regulatory framework for cannabis. The coalition consists of members representing regulated industries, academics, think tanks, public safety officials, medical and mental health professionals, financial services firms, and social equity organizations, all of whom are developing policy and building a national conversation on the federal regulation of cannabis. Together this coalition strives to be a trusted, science-driven resource for lawmakers and the larger stakeholder community as we collaborate to develop responsible policies that provide access to cannabis while protecting consumers and patients, barring underage use, upholding public health and safety, and promoting equity.