House Bill Would Force Feds To Respect State Marijuana Laws
Published on 4/22/15
In December, Obama signed a federal spending bill which prohibits the Department of Justice from using funds interfere in state-legal marijuana affairs, however somehow the Department of Justice thinks they can continue to prosecute those violating federal laws. This new bill was made to amend the the Controlled Substances Act to allow states that have made marijuana programs.
A majority of Americans support the legalization of marijuana as well as protecting the states that choose to legalize from federal action. A recent report from centrist think tank Third Way found that a majority of Americans want each state to have the ability to decide its own marijuana laws without federal interference.