Conservative Groups Call For Marijuana Legalization Ahead Of House Vote

Top representatives from a coalition of four conservative organizations are calling on Congress to federally legalize marijuana as a broad cannabis reform bill advances to a House floor vote this week.

Most of the groups are limiting their support to the major thrust of the proposal to deschedule cannabis and let states set their own policies without intervention, however, rather that embracing the full scope of the legislation that includes social equity provisions and a tax on cannabis that have been challenged by select Republican members.

Staffers for the Competitive Enterprise Institute, Institute for Liberty, Taxpayers Protection Alliance and R Street Institute sent a letter to House leadership on Wednesday that urges lawmakers to “support efforts to remove cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act.”

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