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    Schumer introduces bill to federally decriminalize marijuana

    Sen. Chuck Schumer has introduced a new bill to decriminalize and regulate marijuana at the federal level.

    The legislation, which the New York Democrat announced back in April, would remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act, where it is classified among drugs such as heroin and LSD.

    By striking marijuana from the act, Schumer's office said in a news release Wednesday, the bill would effectively decriminalize the drug at the federal level. The measure would still allow states to determine their own marijuana laws while maintaining federal law enforcement against trafficking to states where it is illegal.

    Several states allow recreational sales of marijuana, including California, Oregon and Massachusetts.

    Schumer's bill would direct a specific amount of tax revenue to a Treasury trust fund for the "small business concerns" of women and "socially and economically disadvantaged" individuals working in the marijuana industry.

    Under the bill, advertising for marijuana and related products would be restricted for youths, should joint research conducted by the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration determine that doing so would be "appropriate for the protection" of the health of those 18 and younger.

    In a press statement, Schumer said this legislation is "simply the right thing to do" and that he is hopeful its "balanced approach" will earn bipartisan support in Congress. The bill is co-sponsored by independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Democratic Sens. Tim Kaine of Virginia and Tammy Duckworth of Illinois.

    A similar measure aimed at loosening federal guidelines on marijuana and giving states more flexibility in determining their own laws was introduced earlier this month by Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, and Cory Gardner, R-Colorado.

    In April, President Donald Trump told Gardner he will support efforts to protect states that have legalized marijuana, according to a statement from the senator. The deal, which was first reported by The Washington Post, came after Gardner said he'd block all Justice Department nominees after Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded guidance from the Obama administration, known as the Cole memo, that had adopted a policy of non-interference with marijuana-friendly state laws.
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    Wonder how many Red votes this will get?

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    The Texas Republican Party endorsed the idea of decriminalizeing weed recently.

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    Earlier this month, President Trump voiced support for pending bipartisan congressional legislation to let states implement their own marijuana legalization laws without federal interference. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is shepherding hemp legalization legislation to passage, with the support of Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY).

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    Allowing states to make their own choice is the right thing to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skidadl View Post
    The Texas Republican Party endorsed the idea of decriminalizeing weed recently.
    Yep. I'm perfectly fine with this. Tax it more than alcohol and let them do whatever
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    Quote Originally Posted by skidadl View Post
    Allowing states to make their own choice is the right thing to do.
    As is the case 99% of the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsmith6919 View Post
    Yep. I'm perfectly fine with this. Tax it more than alcohol and let them do whatever
    I've said this long before pot was even legal anywhere. Just makes too much sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev View Post
    I've said this long before pot was even legal anywhere. Just makes too much sense.
    It's silly that we are losing all of that revenue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iamtdg View Post
    As is the case 99% of the time.
    I think the community standard that was established a few years back by the Supreme Court regarding morality issues has some gotten lost in the recent rulings on some matters. During the Obama administration there was a sense that federal matters were being legislated or ordered via Executive authority and the standard was for all communities or stated another way the local standard was put on the back burner.

    One example of community standard has in fact been the marijuana laws but now you notice the movement now is to make it uniform across the country or federalize it. So what about the community standard versus the Federal standard?
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    I hope it passes.

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