Federal Medical Marijuana Policy

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Federal: Members of Congress Unveil Historic Bills to Revamp Medical Marijuana Policy

Legislation, Senate Bill 683: The Compassionate Access, Research Expansion, and Respect States (CARERS) Act, is pending in the US Senate to strengthen statewide medical marijuana protections and impose various changes to federal law. Identical companion legislation, HR 1538, is also pending in the US House of Representatives.
Passage of these measures permits qualified patients, doctors, and businesses to engage in state-sanctioned behavior involving the production, sale, or use of medical cannabis without fear of federal prosecution. The proposals reschedule marijuana at the federal level and remove the compound cannabidiol (CBD) from the Controlled Substances Act. Additional provisions would allow opportunities for financial institutions to legally provide services to medical marijuana businesses, permit VA doctors to authorize medical cannabis, and would remove existing federal barriers to clinical trial research. You can read the full text of the measures here.

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Times.. they are changing...
 
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i wish that the talk aims more to just legalize it. let's be honest, apart from the medical users, most of us smoke to get high and because we like it
 

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The odds of a Republican legislature passing something on these lines? So slim. But it is at least a nice indicator that the times are a changing.

Zem, I agree. But a small step is better than no step at all.
 
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