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Get the Feds Off Our Back!

Get the Feds Off Our Back!

We’ve already had some bad news this week, so how about some good news? Although the Texas House of Representatives let us down in a big way by refusing to submit two excellent bill proposals, one decriminalizing marijuana and the other completely legalizing it, maybe the federal government can console us. Don’t worry, we’re not holding our breath for it.

At the end of April, the “Respect State Marijuana Laws Act of 2015” went before Congress. It says pretty much what you’d think, given the obvious title. If it passes, individuals and businesses who are minding their state marijuana laws will not be at any risk of federal charges. It still feels extremely silly to need such a bill, but as simple as it is, it is extremely important.

The Obama administration hasn’t been super supportive of legalization, but at least it stays out of the way. Who knows what we can expect in 2016? Really, who knows if the Obama administration will even stick to its current hands-off approach?

This is the most comprehensive bill we’ve seen so far in terms of eliminating the issues between state and federal marijuana laws. Damn, it’s too bad we can’t go back and get the federal government for prohibiting marijuana on the basis of racism back in the day. Then who would the winners be? Anyway, keep your ears to the ground! Hopefully we’ll have more news soon.


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