Compassionate Access, Research Expansion and Respect States (CARERS) Act (HR 1538)
The CARERS Act is ASA’s primary focus on Capitol Hill. The bill would permanently end the conflict between state and federal medical cannabis laws. Under the CARERS Act, all state-legal medical cannabis conduct would be exempt from the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). The CARERS Act would remove cannabis from Schedule I of the CSA and delist cannabidiol from the CSA. It would also lift research burdens, allow to banking services to medical cannabis businesses, and enable V.A. doctors to write medical cannabis recommendations for veterans living in states medical cannabis programs.