The Little-Known – And Critical – Exception to Federal Paraphernalia Laws | The National Cannabis Industry Association

The Little-Known – And Critical – Exception to Federal Paraphernalia Laws

Prepared by NCIA's Policy Council

This paper was generated by NCIA’s Policy Council. Steve Fox, Policy Council Director, says “the mission of NCIA’s Policy Council is to inform lawmakers and other stakeholders about policy-related matter affecting the cannabis industry. This short paper is an excellent example of that type of work. It is important that we raise awareness about the critical exception to federal paraphernalia laws, under which state-authorized activity is exempt from the provisions of the law. We can debate how that exemption should be interpreted, but we must acknowledge that it exists. This paper furthers that goal.

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