Legal marijuana’s big moment

Despite hostility from the Trump administration, signs indicate federal decriminalization is only a flipped House away
Politico (US)
Tuesday, April 24, 2018

us flag cannabis capitolIn Washington, evolution on the marijuana issue is proceeding at warp speed in political terms. John Boehner is just the latest in a string of noteworthy newcomers to the legalization movement that has been barreling through state houses for the past decade. Just in the past several weeks, Mitch McConnell fast-tracked a Senate bill to legalize low-THC hemp. Chuck Schumer announced that he would introduce a bill to deschedule marijuana entirely. Colorado Senator Cory Gardner struck a deal with President Donald Trump, who promised to not target Colorado’s legal marijuana industry in exchange for Gardner releasing his hold on Trump’s Department of Justice nominees.