In a much anticipated press conference, Senators Rand Paul, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Corey Booker will discuss their bill aimed to end the federal prohibition of cannabis. Concerns raised include whether or not the bill will address the rescheduling of cannabis as a Schedule I drug, which prohibits clinical studies on humans deemed essential to determining the pharmacological benefits of various strains for treating physiological and psychological aliments.
By ABBY HAGLAGE | March 9, 2015
Spirits were high in Washington, D.C., Monday night as news broke that three senators plan to introduce a bill to Congress on Tuesday aimed at ending the federal ban on marijuana.
While the details of the legislation remain largely unknown, the nature of the bill itself represents a radical contradiction for a federal government who still defines marijuana as one of the most dangerous substances in the world.
Senators Rand Paul, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Corey Booker are the official sponsors of the Compassionate Access, Research Expansion and Respect States (CARERS) Act, which they plan to unveil at a live press conference Tuesday afternoon. The YouTube link for the much-anticipated event is already live, displaying a countdown until the big reveal.