Influence of Pharmaceutical Companies

A notable role in the cannabis rescheduling debate

Pharmaceutical companies play a notable role in the cannabis rescheduling debate. Their interests and lobbying efforts can significantly influence policy decisions. These companies often have a vested interest in the regulation of substances that could compete with or complement their existing products.

While some pharmaceutical companies have invested in cannabinoid research and developed cannabis-based medications, others may oppose the rescheduling of cannabis due to concerns about competition with their existing drug portfolios. The dynamics of this influence are complex and can impact both the research landscape and the regulatory environment.

For insights into the pharmaceutical industry's role in cannabis policy, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) provides resources on their stance and research initiatives, available at

Influence of Pharmaceutical Companies
S3 Collective December 13, 2023
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