The Less Federal interference the better (E)
Tuesday, 16 April 2013
United States Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), along with a bipartisan coalition of three Republicans (Reps. Rohrabacher, Rep. Justin Amash [R-MI], and Don Young [R-AK]) and three Democrats (Reps. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR], Steve Cohen [D-TN] and Jared Polis [D-CO]) are sponsoring House Bill 1523: the Respect State Marijuana Laws Act.
This measure seeks to amend the federal Controlled Substances Act to exempt from federal prosecution individuals and businesses, including marijuana dispensaries and/or retail outlets, who comply with state marijuana laws.
“This bipartisan bill represents a common-sense approach that establishes federal government respect for all states’ marijuana laws,” Rohrabacher said in a prepared statement, “It does so by keeping the federal government out of the business of criminalizing marijuana activities in states that don’t want it to be criminal.”
The NORML Team.
- Dana Rohrabacher Introduces (and Justin Amash Cosponsors) the Respect State Marijuana Laws Act (reason.com)
- “Feds scoop up medical marijuana patient records in Oregon investigation…” (althouse.blogspot.com)
- House bill would bar Feds from acting against legalized marijuana in states (q13fox.com)
- Marijuana Legalization Proposed By SoCal Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (blogs.laweekly.com)
- House Members File Bipartisan “Respect States’ Marijuana Laws Act” (informationliberation.com)
- H.R. 1523, The Respect State Marijuana Laws Act, introduced (cannabistheory.com)