The bill was unveiled Thursday by Colorado Republican Sen.
'I support Senator Gardner.
It would not only repeal federal prohibitions, but bolster protections for states that have chosen to legalize marijuana for medical or recreational use by removing it from the federal list of illegal drugs.
"I think this will be an opportunity for us to fulfill what is that federalism approach", he said.
A national prohibition that puts pot on the same level as LSD and heroin has created a conflict with more than two dozen states that have legalized pot in some form. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Sen.
Despite the growing number of states legalizing marijuana, the US government still has the right to prosecute people who violate marijuana-related federal crimes, causing confusion for states and the citizens who are lawfully abiding by their state's law.Читайте также: NASA extends mission studying Jupiter in unprecedented detail through 2021
The President of the United States has shockingly announced he most likely will stand behind a congressional effort to end the federal ban on marijuana, a huge step that would reshape the cannabis industry and end the threat of a Justice Department crackdown.
The bill, known as the Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States Act, or STATES Act, has also garnered support in the House from Reps. "Gardner, who is the head of the NRSC, it is a sign that it is time for the Republican-led Senate to address this issue and move the legislation forward", Strekal said in an email to Truthout.
The state is moving toward legalizing the drug under Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy, who while on the campaign trail promised to authorize recreational cannabis, but the Legislature has not moved on the issue beyond hearings and introducing legislation.
The legislative proposal, which is also championed by Sen.
When he revoked the Obama-era rules, Sessions said his new guidance on federal marijuana enforcement "simply directs all U.S. Attorneys to use previously established prosecutorial principles that provide them all the necessary tools to disrupt criminal organizations, tackle the growing drug crisis, and thwart violent crime across our country". It would abide by the federal requirements that are already in place, including prohibiting people under the age of 18 from working in the industry and prohibiting the distribution of marijuana at transportation safety facilities like rest stops and truck stops.
Because of federal regulations, most marijuana businesses are barred from traditional banks and opening lines of credit. It would also legalize industrial hemp, which is used in clothing, building materials, and other products.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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