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Rep. Jared Polis Introduces Federal Marijuana Bill

Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) introduced a bill on Tuesday that would change the way the federal government regulates marijuana, the Denver Post reports:

PolisRep. Jared Polis introduced legislation Tuesday that removes marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act and shifts it from the Drug Enforcement Agency to be regulated by the renamed Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Marijuana and Firearms.

Polis, along with Democrat Rep. Earl Blumenauer of Oregon, are seeking to have that new bureau regulate marijuana as it does alcohol. States and municipalities could still choose to prohibit marijuana production, and it would still be illegal to transport marijuana to a state where it is prohibited.

Said Polis: "We get the DEA out of banning marijuana federally, and we allow states to choose if they want it to be legal or illegal. "We don't want the whole industry and trade to be subject to who the president is and whatever their whims are in a given day."

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  1. I do not use marijuana in any way. However I do belive it should be legal. Hom many people are in custody due to possession and use of marijuana? How much does the us spend evry year to enforce these laws? How much is still sold and used in the us? I would like to point out. that there is not going to be a huge increase in users. The pdople that want to use already do. So legalize it. The street value goes down 75%. Because its so easy to grow. Now start sellung it in stores. The money that is not being used to enforce laws should go back to the budget and the the 50% excise tax should go 100% to the deficit.

    Posted by: Boon | Feb 8, 2013 11:52:55 AM

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