“It’s about time,” declared Colorado Gov. Jared Polis in a letter addressed to President Joe Biden several days after the Department of Health and Human Services recommended moving marijuana from a Schedule I to a Schedule III substance.

This potentially game-changing proposal resonates with leaders, advocates and stakeholders in the marijuana industry.

In a recent exclusive interview with Benzinga, former Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), an NCR Advisory Member, said that when Colorado first broached the subject, the majority were skeptical. Yet, as perceptions evolved within the state, we “start to see more and more people come on board. And even those who opposed it and may still oppose it today actually understand the need to change the laws because the states have moved to move on their own," he said.

To further discuss these evolving views, Gardner, Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) and senior counsel at Akin Gump Strauss, Hauer & Feld LLP, Reggie Babin, will convene at the upcoming Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference in Chicago. Mark your calendar for September 27 …

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