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Cannabis legalization bills introduced at federal level

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Two Bills proposing the federal legalization of cannabis were introduced to the House of Representatives June 20,2015. Two representatives each introduced bills that together would remove marijuana from all schedules of the controlled substance act and establish taxation and permitting for for recreational use and production. 

Representative Jared Polis of Colorado introduced H.R. 1013 into the House which would legalize cannabis, tranfer oversight from the Drug Enforcement Administration to the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms and generally set the stage for legal recreational cannabis use in the United staes. 

Representative Earl Blumenauer of Oregon introduced H.R. 1014 which would amend the Internal Revenue Code to allow for taxation of marijuana and stipulates that people must recieve permits to engage in marijuana enterprises. 

At the moment it seems that both bills would have to pass to create a functional system by which cannabis would be legal for adults in the US. But as we know bills often chenge in  the proces of becoming law; it ishard to say the future of the bills or what their consequences may be. What can be said is that this is exciting for cannabis advocates and historic for the nation.

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Guest Thursday, 23 November 2017