Today, U.S. Senators Rand Paul, Cory Booker, and Kristen Gillibrand will introduce a bill into the senate that would legalize medical marijuana under federal law.
The bipartisan bill is proposing legislation that will allow states that have passed medical marijuana laws to run those programs without operating illegally under federal law.
Additionally, the bill would give veterans access to medical marijuana treatment in states with medical marijuana programs. All treatment would be administered by the government, in accordance with instructions given by the applicable office.
The pending legislation received a warm reception from pro marijuana reform advocates.
Medical marijuana bill to be intro’d in Senate. http://t.co/yRybkzpVzy Holy shit. A joint press advisory actually worked according to plan.
— Dan Riffle (@DanRiffle) March 9, 2015
stated Dan Riffle of the Marijuana Policy Project, which broke the story to reporters of the legislation.
In recent months Congress has given mixed signals regarding their stance on marijuana.
Currently, Capitol Hill Republicans are waging all out war all legal marijuana in D.C., while only a few months ago the infamous “Cromnibus” bill was passed – preventing the Justice Department from pursuing legal action against states’ medical marijuana programs.
We’ll continue to update this story as it develops and hold our breath to see the full reaction of the bill to gauge it’s potential of passing.