Regulate Cannabis like AlcoholPosted by On

I heard the Attorney General say that weed causes increased violence.  I live in a legal state and have not seen an increase of violence, certainly not due to weed.  This idiot should realize that cannabis has a calming effect when used, not the other way around.  This is just one more example of the lies and misinformation about the cannabis plant that keeps it on the illegal list.  I insist that these “alt facts” about cannabis be exposed for what they are: outright lies.

Meanwhile alcohol continues to take its toll on the lives of Americans with impunity.  We need a constitutional amendment for cannabis just like alcohol has.  I urge everyone to contact their representatives in Congress and urge the passage of the Regulate Marijuana like Alcohol Act…

Today Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) and Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) introduced bills that would legalize and tax marijuana at the federal level. Polis’ Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act (H.R. 1013) would remove marijuana from Schedule I of the Controlled Subsrances Act and assign regulatory authority to the Treasury Department’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. Shipping cannabis into states where it is prohibited would remain illegal. Blumenauer’s Marijuana Tax Revenue Act (H.R. 1014) would impose an excise tax on the first sale of marijuana (generally from a grower to a processor); the rate, initially 10 percent, would rise gradually to 25 percent. The tax would not apply to medical marijuana.

This act is sorely needed.  It would still allow states to ban it if they chose to, and allows states that have already legalized it to move forward.  I’m proud of Rep. Polis who is representing the people of Colorado so well.  I urge you to contact your representative (just enter your zip code to find them) and urge the swift passage of this bill!  So take that! Attorney General…



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