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Jan 16

Federal Bipartisan Bill To End Federal Marijuana Prohibition – NORML.org – Working to Reform Marijuana Laws

Representatives Tom Garrett (R-VA) and Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) have introduced comprehensive marijuana reform legislation, the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act.The Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2017, HR 1227, eliminates federal criminal penalties for possessing and growing marijuana. This legislation gives states the power and flexibility to establish their own marijuana policies free from federal interference.This bill would also remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act, which would allow for more marijuana research both recreationally and medicinally.One in five Americans reside in a jurisdiction where the adult use of cannabis is legal under state statute, and the majority of citizens reside someplace where the medical use of cannabis is legally authorized According to a 2017 Gallup poll, 64 percent of Americans support full marijuana legalization, including outright majorities of Republicans, Democrats, and Independents.With recent actions by militant marijuana prohibitionist Attorney General Jeff Sessions, passage of The Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act is necessary to ensure that marijuana consumers are protected from undue federal interference.

Source: Federal Bipartisan Bill To End Federal Marijuana Prohibition – NORML.org – Working to Reform Marijuana Laws