Congress Proposes End to Marijuana Prohibition

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Members of Congress introduced historic legislation this week to permit the regulated production and retail sales of cannabis to adults in states that have legalized its consumption. Read this entire article.

[message type=”custom” width=”100%” color=”#CCCCCC” border=”#C9C9C9″ color=”#333333″] The Ending Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2013, sponsored by Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) removes cannabis from the control of the US Drug Enforcement Administration and authorizes the United States Department of Treasury to license state-authorized retail marijuana producers and distributors. “This legislation doesn’t force any state to legalize marijuana,” Rep. Polis said. “But Colorado and the 18 other jurisdictions that have chosen to allow marijuana for medical or recreational use deserve the certainty of knowing that federal agents won’t raid state-legal businesses. Congress should simply allow states to regulate marijuana as they see fit and stop wasting federal tax dollars on the failed drug war.” Read more. [/message]

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