This past November was a landmark election for Cannabis Legalization. With 4 States voting to legalize recreational use, and four more voting to legalize medical use, this past November saw Cannabis legalized, in some form or another, in nearly half the US States.
It doesn’t end there, since Cannabis is still a technically a “Schedule 1” substance under Federal Law, and therein “technically” illegal in every state; more needs to be done in order to see it fully legalized, and prohibition ended once and for all.
There are currently five bills active in the US House of Representatives and Senate that seek to finally end the prohibitive status of Cannabis, and end the “fuzzy” legal status of everyone’s favorite herb.
The Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment would prevent federal funds from being used to enforce Cannabis laws against those who do not violate the laws of individual states.
The Respect State Marijuana Laws Act seeks to amend the Controlled Substance Act (CSA) to exclude Cannabis, so long as the State laws are being followed.
The Ending Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2017 was originally introduced by Senator Bernie Sanders, and would remove Cannabis from the CSA entirely.
US House Bill 331 would prevent civil forfeiture laws from applying to those businesses and individuals acting in compliance with their State’s laws.
US House Bill 715 Seeks to remove Cannabis from the Schedule 1 designation.
As of the publishing of this blog, all of these bills have currently been referred to various subcommittees to be studied further.
Check out the article by FreedomLeaf.com where you can also find links to contact your congressperson in support of these bills.
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