Is An End To Federal Cannabis Prohibition Near?
Two congressmen in the U.S. House have submitted bills this past week that would legalize, regulate and tax cannabis (at the Federal level) ending the U.S. government’s decades long, senseless prohibition of the plant.
Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colorado) introduced the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act, which would remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act’s schedules, transfer oversight of the substance from the Drug Enforcement Administration over to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and regulate marijuana in a way similar to how alcohol is currently regulated in the U.S.
Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Oregon) introduced the Marijuana Tax Revenue Act, which would set up a federal excise tax for regulated marijuana.
The bills would not force states to legalize marijuana, but a federal regulatory framework would be in place for those states that do decide to legalize it.
Blumenauer called the federal prohibition of marijuana “a failure” that has wasted tax dollars and ruined lives. He also said it’s time for the government to forge a new path ahead for the plant.
Does anyone (who doesn’t profit from the so-called war on drugs…) disagree?
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