Medical marijuana bill proposed by senate pending. This is excerpt from Criticl posting:
” Reformation of the National Institute on Drug Abuse in order to grant wider access to cannabis for research purposes.Banks would be able to do business with the marijuana industry as they would with others.Marijuana would be downgraded from a Schedule I to a Schedule II drug as classified by the DEA.Authorized carriers would be able to transport the drug across state lines to deliver to dispensaries.Doctors with the Department of Veteran Affairs would be able to prescribe the drug to patients where it’s legal in that state.
If the bill is passed, it would mark the first time since 1937 that the drug would be federally legal for limited medical use.
The history of the eventual federal ban, was deeply seeded in fear of Mexican immigrants. During 1910 to1920 Mexican immigrants came to America in mass and brought the plant with them. Governmental bodies funded biased research that linked use of the plant with violence, sexual deviance and crime to the “racially inferior” and underclass. 1936 the famous propaganda film “Reefer Madness” was produced and the following year the Marijuana Tax Act was passed, which effectively banned all use except for restricted medical uses.”
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