Hilary Bricken in Forbes

Even legal experts, like attorney Hilary Bricken, who specializes in matters pertaining to the cannabis industry, wrote in a recent piece for Above The Law that, “it does very much look as though the political stars may finally be aligned to see meaningful marijuana law reform at the Congressional level.”

All of the optimism surrounding the possibility of marijuana prohibition being on its deathbed stems from the recent introduction of a bill in the U.S. Senate called the STATES Act (Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States). The proposal, which was dragged up to the steps of Congress by Senators Cory Gardner of Colorado and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, is designed to eliminate the possibility of federal interference in states that have legalized the leaf in some fashion.