If you live in California you are aware of the battle between the feds and the state of California when it comes to regulating pot. The feds have a history of raiding California dispensaries that don’t follow all the “rules” not to mention persecuting marijuana offenders and wasting tax payer dollars on locking them up for a mere marijuana offense.
On Friday a bill was introduced that would supposedly end the conflict between the feds and the states. It would basically protect marijuana business owners who comply with state laws.
18 states and the District of Columbia currently have medical marijuana laws in place. Washington and Colorado became the first states to legalize and tax marijuana. Will it happen for California anytime soon? Will this new bill speed up the legalization process for future states?
Here are a few of the latest stories on the new bill:
New bill would ease state-federal pot conflict
Chicago Sun-Times, on Fri, 12 Apr 2013 15:50:32 -0700
SEATTLE (AP) — A bill introduced in Congress on Friday would fix the conflict between the federal government’s marijuana prohibition and state laws that allow medical or recreational use. California Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher said his bill …
Bill to shield state pot businesses
Politico, on Fri, 12 Apr 2013 11:55:02 -0700
A bipartisan group of lawmakers are pushing to modify the federal Controlled Substances Act so that people living in states with looser marijuana laws would be protected from federal prosecution. The Respect State Marijuana Laws Act (H.R. 1523) was …
A Bill Is About To Be Introduced That Would Protect Pot Users From Federal Law
U.S. News & World Report (blog), on Fri, 12 Apr 2013 11:45:44 -0700
The Respect State Marijuana Laws Act has five co-sponsors on both the Republican and Democratic side of the aisle, including Reps. Justin Amash, R-Mich., Don Young, R-Alaska, Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., and Jared Polis, D-Col.
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