Congress to Discuss Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition?
Although it remains uncertain whether the Trump Administration will shut down the cannabis industry when it takes over the United States later this month, nothing is stopping one ambitious lawmaker from pushing Congress to legalize the leaf nationwide.
U.S. Representative Jared Polis of Colorado, a man who has led the battle to end prohibition in the U.S. for the past several years, poured his heart out in a recent op-ed in the San Francisco Chronicle, calling for congressional leadership to finally cut the prohibitionary shenanigans and make way for an opportunity to legalize marijuana across the entire nation.
In the piece, Polis said he plans to introduce a bill that would allow marijuana to be taxed and regulated similar to alcohol.
Massachusetts Governor Signs Bill Delaying Pot Shop Openings
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker signed a bill Friday aimed at delaying by up to six months the opening of marijuana shops in the state until mid-2018.
An aide to the Republican governor said Baker shares the desire of state lawmakers to thoroughly prepare for the launch of a new industry distributing a controlled substance.
Baker is “committed to adhering to the will of the voters by implementing the new law as effectively and responsibly as possible,” the governor’s communications director Lizzy Guyton said.
Baker’s decision to sign the bill came as a small group of marijuana activists protested outside the Statehouse.
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On top of making life difficult for people of color and making cartels and crooks filthy rich, marijuana prohibition has stymied scientific research.
This has had long-term negative consequences we’re still struggling to overcome. We’re unsure of the long-term effects of THC on the body and the brain. We don’t have a solid idea how to test for marijuana intoxication. Worse of all, worldwide marijuana prohibition interrupted vital work dating from the 1970s and 1980s where researchers examined marijuana’s value as a love aid.
Luckily for humanity, researchers from several European research universities recently dug out these dusty, presumably hairy tomes. And as Business Insider first reported, they found that marijuana was more valuable for the unlucky in love than Spanish fly (and less disgusting, deadly and borderline rape-y).
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