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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.

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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