Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana.
Although the Department of Justice has made its position on legalized marijuana clear, other government entities are not following Attorney General Sessions’ lead. In Congress, a House bill (a companion to Senator Cory Booker’s bill) was introduced by Representative Barbara Lee.
- Barbara Lee introduces companion House bill to Marijuana Justice Act
(The Cannabist: The Cannabist, 17 January 2018)
The House version of the Marijuana Justice Act marks the first time that companion legislation has been introduced in both chambers of Congress to remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act.
- House Introduces Marijuana Legalization Bill, Focused on Racial Justice, As Companion to Cory Booker’s Senate Bill
(Drug Policy Alliance: News, 18 January 2018)
Today, Representatives Barbara Lee (D-CA-13) and Ro Khanna (D-CA-17) introduced legislation that ends federal marijuana prohibition and which contains a range of provisions to repair communities most devastated by the war on drugs.