Senators introduce bill to end federal medical marijuana prohibition

Sessions asked Congress in May to allow the Justice Department to prosecute businesses and individuals in states with medical marijuana lawsCongress took a step toward easing its stance on medical marijuana on Thursday.U.S. Sens. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky), Corey Booker (D-New Jersey) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-New York) introduced a bill that would end the federal prohibition …

A new Senate bill maps out how weed will eventually become legal in the U.S.

  A trio of high-profile senators this week unveiled a package of drug reforms that would effectively end the federal war on medical marijuana once and for all. The bill, from Republican Rand Paul and Democrats Cory Booker and Kirsten Gillibrand, wouldn’t legalize medical weed across the country, but it would remove the threat of …

When States Dare to Decide on Medical Marijuana

Three senators want to stop federal law enforcement from interfering with legal pot. Conor Friedersdorf Mar 10 2015, 8:30 AM ET     Medical marijuana is legal in 23 states, but the drug remains illegal under federal law. Imagine a retired grandmother who is suffering terribly with a serious illness. Her doctor believes that marijuana …