Senate Bill Would Have Major Impact on Medical Marijuana Laws

Senate Bill Would Have Major Impact on Medical Marijuana Laws

On Tuesday, Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Rand Paul (R-KY), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) announced the introduction of legislation that would radically impact current laws regarding medical marijuana. The Compassionate Access, Research Expansion and Respect States (CARERS) Act would work to legalize marijuana for medical use and is the most comprehensive medical marijuana bill ever introduced in Congress. The CARERS Act would allow states to legalize marijuana for medical use without federal interference, permit interstate commerce in cannabidiol (CBD) oils, reschedule marijuana to schedule II drug, allow banks to provide checking accounts and other financial services to marijuana dispensaries, eliminate barriers to medical marijuana research, and allow Veterans Administration physicians to recommend medical marijuana to veterans.

Read more about the Senate Bill here or watch the Senators speak about their bill below (begins at approximately 35:00 minutes).

 

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *