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The marijuana industry is boasting its largest lobbying team in Washington ever to protect state laws on marijuana from the federal government.

According to an article by The Hill, the Cannabis Trade Federation (CTF), a nonprofit to educate and advocate for cannabis in public policy, has hired 15 lobbyists to push the Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States (STATES) Act.

“Specifically, the bill would amend the Controlled Substances Act so any business operating in compliance with state cannabis laws is not in violation of the law,” The Hill writer Alex Gangitano explains. “(CTF CEO Neal) Levine said that among the major issues facing legitimate cannabis businesses are tax penalties and ‘the Department of Justice kicking in our doors.’”

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