NO MORE EXCUSES AS FEDS BOW OUT: Time For States to Step Up to Medical Marijuana Plate

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By Cheri RobertsChallenging the RhetoricCheri Speak

Not that you would know it or even have noticed, but Congress is quietly passed a deal that opens all of the doors to federally legalize medical marijuana across the board. No more can individual States lay claim to fear of the Feds in blocking legalization. It is time for pot prohibition to finally end.

Forbes reports,

A somewhat unlikely team of Senators Rand Paul (R-Kentucky), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-New York), and Cory Booker (D-New Jersey) stood with parents and patients to discuss The CARERS Act: The Compassionate Access, Research Expansion, and Respect States Act.

The major aim of the six-part legislation (S.683) is to reclassify marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act to Schedule II, thereby changing the plant from a federally-criminalized substance to one that has recognized medical uses.”

Uh, yeh, about damn time.

The Federal Govt. has been lying about weed for more than 70-years. A plant that was effectively used, instead of feared, for myriad medical purposes [for ages by the way] was only criminalized and continually marginalized because in doing so local municipalities and major pharmaceuticals got rich.

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