Another Republican Senator Supports CARERS Act

Another Republican Senator Supports CARERS Act

One day after the Compassionate Access, Research Expansion and Respect States Act (CARERS) was introduced in bipartisan fashion, another senator has decided to cosponsor Senate Bill S.683.

Dean Heller, a Republican from Nevada has announced support for the bill via his official website, specifically state’s rights to make medical marijuana laws how they see fit.

“The time has come for the federal government to stop impeding the doctor-patient relationship in states that have decided their own medical marijuana policies.”

Heller stated.

“This bipartisan legislation puts Americans who are suffering first by allowing Nevada’s medical marijuana patients, providers, and businesses that are in compliance with state law, to no longer be in violation of federal law and vulnerable to federal prosecution.”

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The medical marijuana market in Nevada is currently flourishing and it’s the only state that offers reciprocity for medical card holders visiting from other states.

Additionally, Nevada is home to over 300,000 veterans – all of whom would be able to receive medical cannabis as treatment under the proposed bill.

Senator Heller continued.

“I look forward to working with Senators Booker, Paul, and Gillibrand on this legislation and to ensure states setting their own medical marijuana policies without federal interference becomes a reality.”

H/T: TheWeedBlog

Photo Credit: Politico

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