The Path Forward: RETHINKING FEDERAL MARIJUANA LAW
Not very often that NORML’s staff gets asked to edit a document from sitting members of Congress, but this was the exception.
Kudos to Reps. Blumenauer (D-OR) and Polis (D-CO) for THE PATH FORWARD: RETHINKING FEDERAL MARIJUANA POLICY.
“The current regulatory system for marijuana is broken. As more states move to legalize the substance, the problems will only get worse.
... It is time to make a change. While individual states remain the laboratories of innovation, it is time for the federal government to make sure that states, businesses, and individuals are able to act in an environment that has coherent and consistent laws. Congress should pursue each of the following options:
1. Tax and Regulate Marijuana
2. Allow states to Enact Existing Medical Marijuana Laws without Federal Interference
3. Remove Ban on Industrial Hemp
4. Allow the Marijuana Industry to Operate in a Normal Business Environment”
Read the full ext of the report here:
NORML’s Erik Altieri will be participating in a teleconference later today with the Representatives and representatives from other drug law reform groups regarding the introduction of Reps. Polis’ and Blumenauer’s respective bills.
Check NORML’s blog today and tomorrow for additional updates.
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