A Right-Leaning Supreme Court Won't Impede Cannabis Reform, Legal Experts Say

Justice Amy Coney Barrett's Oct. 27 confirmation to the Supreme Court may feel like ages ago after a historic election season complicated by President Trump's attempts to reverse the results.

Under a month into the role, Justice Barrett stands poised to weigh in on a myriad of pressing issues, including voting rights, the census and the fourth amendment.

Cannabis reform likely won't be one of those matters, legal experts say.

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A Conservative Court Unlikely To Impact Reform Efforts Much

While the Barrett appointment leans the court considerably conservative, it is unlikely to impact the ongoing Green Wave.

"Unless a party can formulate an argument that the scheduling of cannabis is unconstitutional…the question is unlikely to reach the Supreme Court anytime soon," Jodi Avergun, Cadwalader Wickersham and Taft's chair of white collar defense, says.

The Supreme Court refused to hear cannabis classification cases in the past, namely an

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