Major alcohol industry association calls for federal marijuana legalization, recommending regulatory framework

The current system for the regulation of alcohol “serves as a strong model” for cannabis, the industry says
Marijuana Moment (US)
Wednesday, March 22, 2023

alcohol cannabisA major alcohol industry association is officially backing federal marijuana legalization, sending a letter to congressional leadership that implores lawmakers to “regulate adult-use cannabis at the federal level.” The Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) said that “the current conflict between state and federal law is not only causing adverse consequences for consumers and non-consumers of cannabis but will also have long-term public health and safety costs that are too great to ignore.” Now that states are even discussing ways to begin interstate commerce of the product, a “piecemeal” approach to marijuana reform is untenable, so lawmakers should “comprehensively” address the issue.