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    Rand Paul And Al Franken Come Together For Weed

    STEVE BIRR
    06/15/2017

    Republicans and Democrats in Congress are introducing medical marijuana legislation Thursday protecting states from federal interference in the wake of a request to roll back protections from Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

    Members of the House of Representatives and Senate are backing a comprehensive marijuana package in an effort to protect state medical legalization laws from a potential federal crackdown. The bill gives the Department of Veteran Affairs the freedom to recommend medical marijuana to patients and removes cannabidiol (CBD), used to treat chronic pain and severe epilepsy, from the Controlled Substances Act.

    Republican Sens. Mike Lee, Rand Paul and Lisa Murkowski join Democratic Sens. Al Franken, Cory Booker and Kirsten Gillibrand as initial sponsors of the legislation, which they will announce in a press conference Thursday. A version of the legislation in the House is also attracting bipartisan support.

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    The legislation will also ease restrictions on the research community attempting to study the medical applications of marijuana. Scientists in the U.S. attempting to study the effects of marijuana on various ailments lament the continued roadblocks to federally-funded cannabis research. The designation of marijuana as a Schedule I substance alongside deadly narcotics means that the U.S. government does not recognize any medicinal benefit to marijuana.

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    Sigh, why not go for full legalization?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Root View Post
    Sigh, why not go for full legalization?
    I don't think it has the votes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dannno View Post
    I don't think it has the votes.
    Sigh






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