A long time coming for sure. The work of cannabis advocates is beginning to pay off in spades. Passage of the SAFE Banking Act likely will be the first step in a process leading to eventual removal of cannabis from the Schedule 1 Controlled Substance List.
Increased liberty is on its way nationwide! FINALLY.
Combating discomfort and pain without addictive opioids is nothing short of sensible. Something our oppressive “War on Drugs” government was intentionally using to incarcerate otherwise law aiding citizens, And for no reason other than to serve its demented agenda to control its population. Especially minorities .
TRUTH to POWER!
“It is our hope that after the successful passage of the SAFE Banking Act in the House, we will be able to advance legislation that ends the federal criminalization of cannabis once and for all,” Justin Strekal, political director of NORML, told Marijuana Moment. “Now is our time to demonstrate that marijuana law reform is both good policy and good politics.”
“We will not stop until otherwise law-abiding Americans are no longer discriminated against or criminalized due to the past or future choice to consume cannabis,” he said.
Neal Levine, CEO of the Cannabis Trade Federation, told Marijuana Moment that the group is “delighted that the U.S. House of Representatives is on the brink of passing a landmark piece of cannabis policy legislation that modernizes our antiquated banking laws to reflect the will of the people.”
“This is welcomed and long overdue news for the over 200,000 employees that work in the industry, cannabis businesses, and for public safety in the communities in which we operate,” he said. “Once the SAFE Banking Act passes the U.S. House, we call on the U.S. Senate to move quickly to protect our businesses and our workers.”
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