Lawmakers Reintroduce Federal Bill To Protect Medical Marijuana

A group of bipartisan lawmakers are supporting legislation to protect medical marijuana patients from the likes of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and other drug warriors appointed by the Trump administration.
“Federal policy in this space has long overstepped the boundaries of common sense, fiscal prudence, and compassion,” said Booker in a statement.
The bill would stop federal law enforcement from prosecuting any patients, doctors, or caregivers abiding by state marijuana laws.
“This bill will help ensure that people who can benefit from medical marijuana – children, the sick, and our veterans – can do so without worrying about the federal government standing in the way.”The CARERS Act initially made headlines in 2015 when senators Booker, Paul, and Kristen Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) unveiled it as the first medical marijuana bill introduced by the U.S. senate.
The bill is now supported by over 20 organizations that include the ACLU, Americans for Safe Access, Drug Policy Alliance, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, Marijuana Policy Project, The American Cannabis Nurses Association, Veterans for Medical Cannabis Access, Veterans for Peace, and Veterans for Safe Access and Compassionate Care.

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