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Rep. Earl Blumenauer filed a bill on Wednesday to remove marijuana from the federal Controlled Substances Act. In a nod to marijuana culture, it has the official designation of H.R. 420.

Read the H.R. 420 Marijuana Bill on Scribd at https://www.scribd.com/document/397141042/H-R-420-Marijuana-Bill

The new bill filed in the House on Wednesday by Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) is titled the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act. If passed, it would remove cannabis from the federal Controlled Substances Act.

“While the bill number may be a bit tongue in cheek, the issue is very serious. Our federal marijuana laws are outdated, out of touch and have negatively impacted countless lives,” Blumenauer said in a press release. “Congress cannot continue to be out of touch with a movement that a growing majority of Americans support. It’s time to end this senseless prohibition.”

This isn’t the first time that 420 has worked its way into official legislative numbering.

California’s first effort to create statewide medical cannabis regulations was through a bill numbered SB 420 in 2003.

In 2017, a Rhode Island senator filed a marijuana legalization bill given the designation of S 420.

Sources:  forbes.com and https://www.marijuanamoment.net


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