What the Cannabis Industry Can Learn From the Repeal of Alcohol Prohibition

October 26, 2022

“Those that fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” -Winston Churchill

In 1933, the federal government repealed the prohibition of the manufacture and sales of intoxicating liquor. For almost 100 years, the federal government has regulated the manufacture and sales of alcohol to consumers, while allowing states to implement their own systems as they see fit.

In this issue of Verde’s State of the Plant, we review the repeal of federal alcohol prohibition in the 1930’s and discuss what the cannabis industry can learn from decades of alcohol regulation.

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Verde Compliance Partners is a national consulting firm focused on guiding clients through federal cannabis permitting, taxation, and regulatory compliance. Our firm prepares and navigates cannabis growers and processors through the regulatory, legal, and administrative requirements necessary to comply with current and future federal regulations.  With decades of experience in high level positions in the U.S. Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), and it’s predecessor, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (BATF), Verde is uniquely qualified to prepare cannabis industry stakeholders for the implementation of federal regulation.