An op-ed by Privateer Holdings CEO Brendan Kennedy was published today in The Hill, the leading political newspaper in the United States. In the piece, Kennedy advocates that U.S. President Barack Obama, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau come together to discuss the future of cannabis policy across the North American continent. Writes Kennedy:
Some of these issues [facing the emerging cannabis industry] can and should be dealt with at the local level, such as where businesses are permitted to operate in a certain city. But others have international implications and need to be addressed through international dialogue. As additional countries embrace reform in the coming years, policymakers will have to reckon with necessarily global issues like trade, compassionate access, and navigating anachronistic treaties that condemn cannabis (an issue that has confronted Canadian policymakers in recent weeks).
Read the full piece online here.