Poison Pills: A Common Component In Lawmaking, M&A And Now Cannabis

By Andrew Ward

egislative poison pills, or wrecking amendments, are a common component in American lawmaking, and they’re beginning to appear in cannabis legislation more frequently.

A Common Political Practice

These amendments are a standard fixture in politics. In most cases, opposing lawmakers take an otherwise popular piece of legislation and upend it by introducing an amendment that alters the perception of the bill, otherwise known as agenda manipulation.

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