Learn the details of the bill that proposes to legalize marijuana at the federal level in the United States

Written by on 15 July, 2021

Although marijuana for adult and medical purposes is legal in more than 15 states in the United States, the use of the plant at the federal level is still not allowed. However, the efforts to lift those prohibitions in the American territory do not end.

This Wednesday, June 14, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (NY) and his Democratic colleagues Ron Wyden (OR) and Cory Booker (NJ) unveiled their long-awaited bill that seeks to legalize marijuana in the North American country.

The legislative proposal called the “Cannabis Stewardship and Opportunity Act”; consists of 163 pages, in which a series of provisions are raised around the regulation of the plant. Know some of them:

– Cannabis would be legal at the federal level would allow adult Americans (people over the age of 21) to purchase and possess up to 10 ounces of marijuana.

– This legislative proposal would eliminate non-violent federal marijuana-related federal crimes and allow individuals to apply for resentencing.

– It would encourage medical research and allow cannabis businesses access to essential financial services.

– Also, this proposal would maintain the authority of states to legalize the plant and establish their marijuana policies.

– The bill would also impose a federal tax on marijuana products and dedicate part of that revenue to grant programs to support people in communities most affected by prohibition.

– The draft proposes that federal regulatory authority over cannabis would shift from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), and the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB).

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