The decriminalisation of cannabis at a federal level in the US moved a step closer last week after lawmakers introduced the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act of 2021 to Congress.

The act aims to strike marijuana from the list of controlled substances and invest in communities disproportionately affected by the so-called ‘war on drugs’. It would also eliminate criminal penalties, expunge records and create social equity programs focused on repairing the damage done to individuals and communities by prohibition.

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Prior to launching Cannabiz, Martin was co-founder and CEO of Asia-Pac’s leading B2B media and marketing information brand Mumbrella, overseeing its sale to Diversified Communications in 2017. A journalist...

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