New Congressional Marijuana Bill Is Actually Numbered H.R. 420
Published on Jan 30, 2019
Earlier this month the third standalone cannabis bill was filed in Congress, the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act, or better known as H.R. 420. It's hard to say if the bill has enough support or not in Congress to pass but it's clear with the growing number of voters who have changed state laws towards cannabis reform that Americans want cannabis legalized. If H.R. 420 passes, it would dramatically change the way cannabis is treated by completely removing marijuana from the Controlled Substsances Act. It would also move the enforcement of cannabis from the DEA to the renamed Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Marijuana, Firearms and Explosives.
“While the bill number may be a bit tongue in cheek, the issue is very serious. Our federal marijuana laws are outdated, out of touch and have negatively impacted countless lives,” Blumenauer said in a press release. "Congress cannot continue to be out of touch with a movement that a growing majority of Americans support. It’s time to end this senseless prohibition.”