The bill would make weed legally different from... Senator Introduces New Bill To Legalize Marijuana

Senator Introduces New Bill To Legalize Marijuana

The bill would make weed legally different from heroin.

On Friday Senator Ron Wyden introduced a new bill that would legalize marijuana at the federal level, and it’s not just the text of the bill that’s a nod to marijuana culture. The bill, introduced by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), is labeled with a conspicuous number: S.420.

Also known as the Marijuana Revenue and Regulation Act, the bill would “responsibly legalize, tax and regulate marijuana at the federal level.”

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According to The Verge, the new bill, hilariously called S.420, would give the DEA sixty days to remove marijuana from its list of controlled substances. If that happens, weed could no longer be compared to heroin.

Former House Speaker John Boehner, who sits on the board of cannabis company Acreage Holdings, on Friday announced the formation of an industry-backed lobbying group that would push for national marijuana reforms.

Even though the bills introduced may not become law, Wyden is confident that marijuana will become legal soon. “The American people have elected the most pro-cannabis Congress in American history and significant pieces of legislation are being introduced.” Wyden said

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