States to Legalize Marijuana, DOJ Scrambles to Adhere to UN Substance Treaties
(Susanne Posel) House Representative Earl Blumenauer has introduced a bill entitled, “The Path Forward: Rethinking Federal Marijuana Policy”, that would create the framework to allow the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to allow the legalization of marijuana for medicinal purposes.
Blumenauer explains: “Frankly, the people in the federal hierarchy are in an impossible position. It gets the federal government and the Department of Justice out of this never-never land.”
Nineteen states across the nation have made steps to legalize marijuana. Those states include: Arizona, California, Washington DC, Hawaii, Montana, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont. Some of these states have been voted down, however the trend toward legalization is worth paying attention to.
In recent polls , 58% of Americans believe that marijuana should be legalized.