On Friday, July 23, 2021, the attached bill was introduced by a bipartisan group of lawmakers. In the Senate it was introduced by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), along with Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Richard Durbin (D-IL), Susan Collins (R-ME), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Mitt Romney (R-UT). The House companion bill was introduced by Rep. Cheri Bustos.
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Chris Baxter joined Troutman Pepper Strategies in 2013 and currently serves as a manager in the Washington, D.C., office. In this role, Chris assists in the development of client initiatives, political strategy, outreach and advocacy before Congress and federal agencies.
Tobacco & Cannabis Policy in 2021
The Biden administration and Democratic majorities in both the Senate and House could implement significant changes to federal tobacco and cannabis policy over the next two years. For tobacco, the change in party control of the White House and Senate will likely revive the debate around electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) products. For cannabis, the policy may shift toward outright reform (such as federal decriminalization or legalization), federal taxation, or the enactment of legislation beneficial to the cannabis industry.
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