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Mapped: The growing Congressional support for drug policy reform

The 113th Congress has seen the emergence of a bipartisan majority working to reform the nation’s drug laws, according to a new scorecard released by Drug Policy Action, a non-profit group in favor of overhauling federal drug policy.

The group scored U.S. House members according to their votes on seven key drug reform measures, like allowing states to grow industrial hemp and preventing the Justice Department from undermining state marijuana laws. In 2014, “a clear bipartisan consensus favored letting states set their own marijuana policies and move forward with industrial hemp cultivation,” according to the report.Forty nine representatives, including 11 Republicans, earned A+ grades indicating they voted for reform on all seven amendments. One hundred seventy nine Democrats and 64 Republicans supported at least three of the measures, earning them a rating of C or better. [Read More]
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Rob Meagher, CBE’s Founder, President and Editor-in-Chief is a 30 year veteran of the media world. His career has spanned from stints representing the Washington Post, USA Weekend, Reader’s Digest, Financial World & Corporate Finance to the technology world where he worked at International Data Group and Ziff Davis where he was part of the launch team for The Web Magazine, Yahoo Internet Life, Smart Business and Expedia Travels before starting his own marketing and Publisher’s Representative Firm. He also ran all print and online media sales and marketing for the Society for Human Resource Management before partnering with Forbes and then Fortune to create Special Sections covering a variety of topics. Rob, who started CBE Press in 2014, can be contacted at [email protected]

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