Dang, but there’s always a Tennessee connection, isn’t there? Rep. Steve Cohen has signed on to this lovely piece of bipartisan legislation:
First-Ever Marijuana Legalization Bill Introduced in U.S. Congress
WASHINGTON, DC — The first-ever Congressional bill to let states legalize marijuana will be introduced in the U.S. House by a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers on Thursday, and a group of police and judges who fought on the front lines of the failed “war on drugs” is announcing its support.
The bill, sponsored by Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) and Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), would essentially end the federal government’s bullying of states when it comes to marijuana policy reform. Initial co-sponsors include Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN), Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO).
Does this stand a chance of seeing the light of day? Normally I’d say, “answer doubtful,” but with the House dominated by Tea Party Republicans and Progressive Democrats, you never know.
Aw, who am I kidding. This will probably go nowhere but it would be nice to be proved wrong on this one.
(h/t, John Cole at Balloon Juice)