New Cannabis Bill Could Bring Bipartisan Legalization

New Cannabis Bill Could Bring Bipartisan Legalization

This week, Representative Nancy Mace (R-South Carolina) introduced a bill to legalize cannabis in the U.S.

The legislation would remove marijuana from the federal Controlled Substances Act, lifting the barriers currently faced by state-licensed marijuana businesses across the country. Aptly called the States Reform Act, the Republican-led effort could motivate Congress to finally form the bipartisan coalition that will be necessary for marijuana reform to make it to the president’s desk.

Thirty-eight states have legalized marijuana in some form — 20 have legalized recreational and medical marijuana, and another 18 have legalized only medical marijuana. Those numbers will likely grow soon as legalization is under consideration in additional states.

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