California Cannabis Social Equity and the Dormant Commerce Clause

As California takes steps toward interstate commerce for cannabis, the dormant Commerce Clause to the United States Constitution can potentially interfere with many state and local social equity provisions designed to ameliorate the damage caused by the War on Drugs. In this article for the Daily Journal published on April 27, Shay takes a look at California cannabis social equity provisions in the context of interstate cannabis commerce and the imminent decision from the Ninth Circuit that could upend many of the state and local efforts designed to emphasize social equity.