Interstate Commerce in Theory: Raich, the Dormant Commerce Clause, and How Challenges to Social Equity Programs Could Impact Interstate Cannabis Commerce. From the Supreme Court's decision in Raich v. Gonzales to recent challenges regarding state-level importing and exporting restrictions, the Constitution's Commerce Clause has played a critical role in shaping the legal cannabis industry. Our panel of legal experts will dive deep into the precedential cases and discuss recent dormant Commerce Clause challenges to the constitutionality of social equity programs nationwide.
Interstate Commerce in Statehouses and the Courts: What Will Ultimately Bring About the Onset of Interstate Sales? At least four states have seen legislative action involving ways that interstate commerce can be triggered prior to full federal legalization, namely California, Oregon, New Jersey, and blank. This panel will explore the potential triggers that could unlock interstate sales, as well as how the lack of movement at the federal level factors into states' decision-making and operators' risks.
Interstate Commerce in Practice: What will Interstate commerce actually look like, and how will it be regulated? Assuming interstate commerce will commence before federal legalization, this session will probe the nuances of the federal government's posture toward state-regulated interstate sales will impact how products can effectively move from state to state. Presenters will discuss the practical challenges for regulators and operators in establishing an efficient and well-regulated interstate market.
Interstate commerce continues to be at the forefront of the industry's collective mind as we look for solutions to incongruence of supply and demand, stalled equity programs, and fierce competition between and among both licensed participants and illicit businesses.