skip to Main Content
Why the Bill to Make Medical Marijuana Legal in the U.S. is Going to Get Smoked

The first bill that would make medical marijuana legal in the US on a state-by-state basis was introduced by three senators, including Republican presidential contender Rand Paul, a further sign that Americans are taking an increasingly favorable view toward the drug.

The bill would recognize the ability of states to pass their own marijuana statutes, catching up to the reality that Alaska, Washington, Colorado and California have enacted legal weed regimes that stand in tension with federal law. It would also allow government doctors who treat veterans to prescribe the drug to their patients, and make it easier for scientists to research the drug’s effects by relaxing rules that currently list the drug as one of the most dangerous to health, despite significant evidence to the contrary.

However, despite the bipartisan coalition behind the bill and the applause of marijuana advocates, it seems all too likely that politics will stand between the Compassionate Access, Research Expansion and Respect States Act—yes, that makes it the CARERS Act—and passage into law. [Read more at Quartz]

This Post Has 0 Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recent Stories

US Senate candidate from Louisiana smokes marijuana in new campaign ad

A US Senate candidate in Louisiana released a campaign ad Tuesday in which he smokes marijuana in an attempt to spark what he calls “a new conversation” around the drug. Gary Chambers Jr., a Democrat and social justice activist, is shown in the ad sitting in a chair and taking puffs from a rolled marijuana blunt.…

Ex-president Fox’s chain of cannabis stores plans to open 130 more this year

Paradise’s focus is on the growing market for CBD products A chain of cannabis stores part owned by former president Vicente Fox is pursuing an aggressive expansion strategy: it intends to open 130 additional outlets by the end of the year. Paradise, which sells products such as CBD (cannabidiol) oil, hemp oil, bongs, pipes, marijuana…

New Mexico Plant count increases ahead of New Mexico marijuana sales

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico regulators have doubled the number of marijuana plants that licensed growers can cultivate as the state prepares for recreational sales to start this spring, officials announced Tuesday. Increasing the plant count makes sense “to ensure that everyone can maximize the benefits of a thriving cannabis industry,” said state…

Thailand Plans to Make Marijuana Legal, Scrapping Jail Terms and Fines for Possession

Thailand plans to decriminalize marijuana, moving a step closer to clearing its use for recreation, after becoming the first country in Southeast Asia to legalize medical cannabis and its use in food and cosmetics. The nation’s Food and Drug Administration is set to propose the removal of marijuana from a list of controlled drugs to…

More Categories

Back To Top
×Close search