Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Cannabis News From Oregon

Posted By on Wed, Feb 27, 2013 at 2:00 PM

A bunch of duly elected lawmakers in the nation's capital - led by one from the shadow of the Space Needle - put their heads together and agreed on something this week. WTF?

It won't avert any fiscal cliffs or huge tax increases, but the States’ Medical Marijuana Patients Protection Act represents agreement across the aisle in the hallowed halls of Congress, according to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. The act was introduced by a bipartisan group of 15 U.S. representatives in an effort to get the feds off the backs of people in states that have legalized cannabis. It would largely exempt cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act in states with medical cannabis laws.

U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer of Oregon is the main sponsor of the bill, along with Jim Farr of California. Blumenaur is a known advocate of cannabis law reform, having authored a report on the topic.

Stay tuned.

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