Congress Introduces National Marijuana Regulation Bill
The bill was authored by Democratic rep. and 2020 presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard as well as GOP rep. Don Young. They have called it the “Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2019.” Should the bill pass, marijuana would not be legalized in the U.S. Instead, states would implement rules at their own discretion for handling the drug.
“The bottom line is, our policies need to make sense for our people and our country. We must end the federal prohibition on marijuana now.” Tulsia Gabbard, via press conference
The bill would allow the growing marijuana market in the U.S. to use federal banks. So far, marijuana has been legalized in 10 states and Washington D.C. It is available to use for medical purposes in 30 states.