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WSWA Releases Cannabis Regulatory Guidelines Model

By April 25, 2021Top News

The Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) released a model federal regulatory framework for adult-use cannabis rooted in the near century of experience the industry has in transporting and regulating socially sensitive products. As the descheduling of adult-use cannabis becomes a reality in the U.S. Congress, WSWA’s framework is built on principles that draw on long-established successful federal law governing the alcohol industry and provide a transparent and accountable system for adult-use cannabis production, testing, distribution across state lines, effective tax collection and public safety measures. “Americans have confidence in our regulated alcohol system and our experience can benefit lawmakers creating a U.S. adult-use cannabis market,” said WSWA CEO and President Michelle Korsmo. “WSWA members have successfully partnered with suppliers and distributed socially sensitive products to locally licensed retailers for the last century. The U.S. alcohol marketplace is the safest and most diverse in the world because of the smart and enforceable federal regulatory model that ensures product integrity, efficient tax collection and public safety.”


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