After a slow first week of the year, 2019 is quickly picking up steam. This week, we learned that Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) filed a bill in Congress that seeks to remove cannabis from the federal Controlled Substances Act. The bill is dubbed H.R. 420.
In other political news, Marijuana Moment reported that six red states have already seen marijuana legalization bills filed, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) hired Dan Riffle, former director of federal policy for the Marijuana Policy Project, as her senior counsel and policy advisor. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) called for the end of the War on Drugs and the legalization of marijuana.
Marijuana Moment publisher Tom Angell told Benzinga: “The year has barely just begun and we’re already seeing lawmakers from both parties, at the federal and state levels, filing a large number of thoughtful marijuana reform proposals. 2019 is shaping up to be the busiest year yet for