The bill, which Gardner is intending to file with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and other senators this week, reports Marijuana Moment, will be called the Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Entrusting States (STATES) Act.
It also amends the federal definition of marijuana to exclude industrial hemp.
The bill “clearly states that compliant [financial and banking] transactions are not trafficking and do not result in proceeds of an unlawful transaction,” according to an overview obtained by Marijuana Moment.
“Swift passage of the Warren-Gardner bill defends the rights of the majority of American constituents living in jurisdictions that legally authorizes some uses of marijuana and safeguards the will of the overwhelming majority of Americans of all political ideologies,” reads a letter that advocacy groups endorsing the bill are sending to Gardner and Warren.
Strange political bedfellows all the rage these days
NORML has been working with the office of Senator Gardner on the bill.
Within minutes, lawmakers bombarded Patterson with questions about his absurd and obviously untrue comment.
Why is lying so fashionable in Washington DC political circles these days? Silly question, I know.