Should the federal government decriminalize marijuana in states where it's legal? ABA House says yes

2019-08-15

Congress should address the conflict between federal and state marijuana laws, the ABA House of Delegates declared on Monday.

Resolution 104 is expressly intended to resolve the disconnect between federal policy that strictly prohibits marijuana and state policies that make it legal for medical or adult recreational use. Though the federal government has permitted many of those state-regulated businesses to operate, federal prohibition has complicated those operations. For example, because banks are afraid that working with marijuana businesses breaks federal law, they are often cash-only businesses, making them attractive to thieves.

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Posted by: Pat Monks