The new Congress only just convened on Tuesday, and legislation to reform federal cannabis policies has already been introduced.
Congresswoman Barbara Lee of California and Earl Blumenauer of Oregon, both Democrats, dropped a bill on Thursday to exempt businesses that are acting in accordance with state medical marijuana policies from being subject to federal asset forfeiture laws.
It is likely that several other marijuana bills will be introduced in the coming weeks, though it was also recently announced that Blumenauer and other members are forming an official Cannabis Caucus which could lead to better coordination and marshaling of support behind a smaller number of targeted bills.
We’re all eagerly awaiting an even playing field for MRBs. It’s encouraging to see some politicians are catching on.