Congressmen Steve Cohen (D-TN) and Don Young (R-AK) Introduce House Version of Groundbreaking Bipartisan Medical Marijuana Legislation
Published on 3/31/15
Currently, twenty-three states and the District of Columbia have legalized medical marijuana. Four states an the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana for recreational use, yet federally marijuana is still schedule 1, meaning it has no accepted medical value and high potential for abuse. The information is readily available and the facts are staring everyone in the face, but it seems marijuana may FINALLY be taking large steps forward. This new bill will: reschedule marijuana to schedule II, allow states to legalize medical marijuana without federal interference, permit interstate trade for CBD oils, allow banks to provide services to marijuana businesses, allow VA recommended marijuana for veterans, and open marijuana for medical research. This bill may be what changes everything for marijuana in the US and open doors for the betterment of everyone.
The House also passed three other amendments last year letting states set their own marijuana policies, but those amendments never made it into law. Polls show roughly three-quarters of Americans support legalizing marijuana for medical use. A little more than half of voters support legalizing marijuana for non-medical use, in the same way alcohol is legal, taxed, and regulated.