REPORT: Democratic Senator introduces S. 420, a bill to legalize marijuana

BY DEAN DANIELS / FEBRUARY 9, 2019 /

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Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., introduced a bill on Friday to decriminalize marijuana and allow for it to be taxed and regulated. The bill is titled S. 420, in a reference to marijuana culture.

The proposal, identical to a bill in the House, aims to ease the longstanding conflict between states where cannabis is legal in some form and the U.S. government, which categorizes marijuana as a dangerous illegal drug, similar to LSD or heroin. The American Civil Liberties Union estimates that around half of all drug arrests are for marijuana possession.

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“The federal prohibition of marijuana is wrong, plain and simple,” Wyden, a Democrat, said in a statement. “Too many lives have been wasted, and too many economic opportunities have been missed.”

It remains unclear if Wyden’s bill would have a chance at clearing the Republican-controlled Senate.

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2 Comments

  1. Cab February 9th, 2019 at 11:43 am

    They want to keep everyone high and this is just another way to keep them dependent on government. When are people going to wake up to the tactics of the Democratic Party! Our country is turning in a bunch of non productive dope heads!

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  2. B February 9th, 2019 at 11:57 am

    What ever happened to using “medical” marijuana only. All of a sudden these “wackos” changed it to “recreational “ marijuana which now creates more problems like people driving high on marijuana and having accidents which destroy lives!

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