Pot Biz Residency Rules To Face Biggest Challenge Yet

By Sam Reisman (October 8, 2021, 8:40 PM EDT) -- There have been multiple challenges to state laws requiring cannabis business owners to be state residents, and one of them may spur a precedential decision on whether the dormant Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution applies to the federally illegal industry.

An appeal before the First Circuit over the constitutionality of a Maine law requiring that medical cannabis business owners be state residents is the first of its kind to reach the national circuit courts and.could have widespread ramifications for the marijuana sector, which has developed as a series of siloed state-by-state markets under federal prohibition.

Many states implemented these residency...

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