Senators introduce bipartisan bill to protect state laws on marijuana

As we see it drugs are a state issue and should be handled as such. At least that’s what the Constitution implies. (Says.)

But boy the DEA (and a thousand other agencies) wouldn’t like that.

(From The Hill)

Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) introduced a bipartisan bill on Thursday that would allow states to regulate marijuana without federal interference.

Warren and Gardner, who both represent states with legal recreational pot, introduced the legislation, known as Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States (STATES) Act,* as a response to the Trump administration’s hard-line stance against the drug.

The bill would amend the Controlled Substances Act to include a framework that says it no longer applies to those following state, territory or tribal laws “relating to the manufacture, production, possession, distribution, dispensation, administration, or delivery of [marijuana].”

“It’s time to reform American’s outdated marijuana policies,” Warren tweeted with a video of her and Gardner speaking at a press conference announcing the measure.

How about we just follow the Constitution and adhere to the 10th Amendment generally – the way we are supposed to.

*Actually it is AG Sessions who has the hard line (and who is less and less popular in Trumpland these days), not Trump who recently came out and said he would respect state laws on pot