Senators introduce bipartisan bill to protect state laws on marijuana

Gardner said outlawing legalized pot was like “putting the ketchup back in the bottle"
The Hill (US)
Thursday, June 7, 2018

Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) introduced a bipartisan bill 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. 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]." (See also: Trump signals support for states deciding if pot is legal)