Sessions Information

  • January 6, 2023
    10:00 am - 11:40 am
    Session Type: AALS Hot Topic Programs
    Session Capacity: N/A
    Hotel: N/A
    Room: Marina Ballroom Salon D
    Floor: Third Floor, South Tower

    In early October 2022, President Biden announced mass pardons of federal convictions for simple marijuana possession and directed an expedited administrative review of marijuana’s Schedule I classification under the federal Controlled Substances Act. The New York Times described Biden’s announcement as marking “a fundamental change” in federal cannabis policy. But will Biden’s move really be as impactful as early reactions suggest? How will they effect the status of federal marijuana reform efforts in Congress? This panel will consider the significance of President Biden’s actions, and what they suggest about the future of federal marijuana policy.

Session Speakers
Organization: Seattle University School of Law

Organization: Loyola University New Orleans College of Law

Organization: George Washington Regulatory Studies Center

Organization: Elon University School of Law

Organization: Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of Law

Organization: Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

Session Fees
  • AALS Hot Topic Program - Assessing the Impact of President Biden’s Marijuana Actions: $0.00