The 2020 election resulted in further progression of the green wave that has rolled across the country over the past decade. Not only are cannabis legalization measures continuing to pass in state after state, but the federal government is finally beginning to show some signs of action on federal cannabis reform.  


2020 New State Legislation: 

Arizona – legalized marijuana for all adults  

Mississippi – legalized medical marijuana for patients with debilitating medical issues and a doctor’s recommendation. 

Montana – legalized marijuana for all adults 

New Jersey – legalized marijuana for all adults 

South Dakota – legalized both medical and recreational marijuana for all adults 


Changes at the Federal Level: 

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) announced that a vote will take place next month on the MORE Act, which would federally deschedule cannabis and expunge the records of those with cannabis-related convictions. The Act would also impose a federal five percent tax on cannabis sales. The bill is unlikely to pass in a republican-controlled senate, which makes the outcome of the January special election in Georgia particularly impactful on the future of cannabis in America.  

President-elect Joe Biden has tiptoed around the topic of federal cannabis reform, saying that he is committed to modest reform, without expanding on any specific promises or including any information on cannabis reform initiatives in his transition plan.  


What’s happening at Budpack 

We are keeping close tabs on changing legislation that impacts our customers and we are dedicated to providing cannabis packaging solutions that solve problems for a growing industry. We do this by offering: 

  • Short lead times on our packaging 
  • Low minimum orders to allow for flexibility in changing times 
  • Specialized features like smell-proof and child-resistant closures that meet strict safety standards 
  • Sustainable solutions like compostable and recyclable packaging 

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