More info here: http://www.ksat.com/content/pns/ksat/news/2015/05/19/texas-medical-marijuana-bill-heading-to-gov--abbott.html
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Unfortunately, if Obama just changed the scheduling of cannabis by himself, it would become a partisan issue. The Republican party in Congress would likely push back hard, because they have opposed everything Obama has tried to do on his own for his entire presidency. If he changed the federal status of cannabis by himself, suddenly the whole Republican party would become anti-cannabis, at least in Congress (sensible Republicans are not going to change their stance over something so petty).
I think it's better for Obama to step back and let this take it's natural course, making sure that he doesn't make the GOP feel like they have to fight this. Half the country has some form of legal cannabis, and we have 4 legal states plus DC. There will be even more states after the 2016 election.
At this rate, it's just a matter of time before the plant gets rescheduled on a federal level. The march towards legalization has been constant under Obama's presidency, with more and more states legalizing, and less interference from the federal government. I know it hasn't happened as fast as we want, but just think about the progress that has been made since 2008. I think Obama's hands-off stance is a big part of it. Legalization just makes sense, so without interference it's going to become legalized one way or the other.
I know it sucks because it feels like he could just fix the problem with a stroke of the pen, but I believe Obama doesn't want to send us back a decade by picking a fight with the Republicans in Congress.
Legalization is incredibly important to stop racial profiling as well as help patients who have no other options. Time is of the essence. Yet even though his method is slow, I think it's one of the only ways to make sure legalization actually happens. We don't want to start going back the other way.
This news proved to be an emotional moment for many Oklahoma parents whose children are burdened with uncontrollable seizures. One hopeful mother, Kelli Dodson, expressed her gratitude to Governor Fallin:
"On behalf of all of the Oklahoma children with severe epilepsy and their families we just want you to know you have our eternal gratitude. We are so thankful."
Although this bill only approves clinical trials of high CBD oil use under highly controlled and regulated circumstances (all other uses of cannabis will remain illegal in Oklahoma), it's a promising step towards ending marijuana prohibition in the Sooner State, and it will also help many patients. Let's keep this momentum going, America!
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“Support for marijuana legalization is rapidly outpacing opposition,” pollsters opined, acknowledging that Americans’ support for legalizing marijuana has risen some 10 percentage points over the past five years. Forty-four percent of respondents oppose legalization in the 2015 poll and three percent are undecided.
The poll is the latest in a series of national surveys showing majority support for legalizing and regulating marijuana.
Millennials (68 percent) are most likely to support legalization while most of those age 70 or older do not (29 percent). Most Republicans (39 percent) and Hispanics (40 percent) also remain opposed to legalizing marijuana.
Nearly two-thirds of respondents (62 percent) oppose the use of marijuana in public. By contrast, most respondents (57 percent) said that they would not be bothered if a “business selling marijuana” opened in their neighborhood.
- See more at: http://blog.norml.org/2015/04/14/2015-pew-poll-support-for-legalization-is-rapidly-outpacing-opposition/#sthash.TlpFECSb.dpuf
I believe moving to Schedule 2 is a great first step if it happens, because it will help so many patients quickly, but I also think it's extremely unlikely that it would stop there. The federal government has to deal with the recreational states eventually, and Schedule 2 doesn't help with that. At this point, there's too much money in the recreational market (and too little harm) to take it away. There's too much of a reduction in racial profiling when you make weed legal. Recreational cannabis is here to stay.
Senate Bill 3, sponsored by half of the Senate, but primarily by Republican Mike Folmer and Democrat Daylin Leach, received a hearing on Feburary 25 in the State Government Committee of which both Senators are senior members. Sources indicate that the language is being negotiated for a planned quick passage with its counterpart, House Bill 193.
Freshman Governor Tom Wolf has declared himself in favor of medical marijuana and promised to sign the legislation when it comes to his desk.
Leach proposed Senate Bill 528 in March. The bill would tax and regulate marijuana like alcohol in Pennsylvania.
While Pennsylvania medical marijuana is very likely to pass in 2015 with 88% in support, proposing marijuana legalization is more of a conversation-starter.
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