Amash Co-Sponsors “Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2017”
According to Congress.gov, Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) has co-sponsored H.R. 1227, named the “Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2017.”
The main goal of the bill appears be the complete ending of federal prohibition of marijuana [spelled: marihuana in bill], as its name suggests. The major alterations to current federal law, which would be responsible for the ending of prohibition are the removal of marijuana from the Schedule Of Controlled Substances, as well as removing the prohibition on importing and exporting marijuana.
H.R. 1227 is headed up by Rep. Tom Garrett (R-VA) and co-sponsored by Amash, Rep. Ed Blumenauer (D-OR), Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO), Rep. Scott Taylor (R-VA), and Rep. Don Young (R-AK At-Large).
The Libertarian Republic has reached out to Amash and others involved for comment.
Written for The Libertarian Republic by Kody Fairfield