Bipartisan lawmakers introduce major legislation for federal marijuana reform

Friday, the Los Angeles Times editorial board published an article titled, “C’mon Congress, it’s time to lighten up on pot.”

The article points out that all but three states have legalized some form of marijuana. Under both President Obama and President Trump, the federal government has chosen to not enforce its own prohibition.

The LA Times reports, “For the second year in a row, a bipartisan group of lawmakers has proposed legislation in Congress that would address the problem by ending the federal prohibition in states that have chosen to permit medical or recreational marijuana under their own laws. As more and more voters choose to legalize pot products, it should be apparent that it is the federal law that is woefully out of date and out of step with public sentiment.”

The bill, known as the States Act, would decriminalize buying and selling marijuana as long as you follow state laws.

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