On paper, Patrick Kennedy looks like he’d be sympathetic to supporting cannabis because it’s a way out of drug addiction.
Congress is working on a plan that would allow researchers to have access to higher quality cannabis products.
The vote in the House will mark the first time that the House or the Senate has ever voted as a full chamber on legislation to end the federal cannabis prohibition
Rep. Earl Blumenauer said that legalization is "demanded by the American public" and that "it’s no longer controversial."
This action by the House Veterans Affairs Committee represents the first cannabis-related markup of legislation on Capitol Hill this year.
Make no mistake about it, the country is still in the same lousy shape with respect to its marijuana laws than it was last year and the year before that.
Rep. Earl Blumenauer said that supporting marijuana prohibition and demonizing users is an inevitably losing strategy in the political sector moving forward.
The lawmakers were in Portland to celebrate hemp’s legalization thanks to their efforts around the 2018 Farm Bill.
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