America’s largest red state is warming up to marijuana legalization.
Texas Republican Rep. Steve Stockman became the nineteenth cosponsor of the Respect State Marijuana Laws Act of 2013, a bill that would prevent the federal government from penalizing individuals from abiding by marijuana laws within his or her state, the Houston Chronicle reported.
The Controlled Substance Act, which currently places marijuana in the most dangerous class of drugs, prohibits its use in all circumstances. The federal law dating back to the 1970s states that marijuana has a “high potential for abuse,” that it has no “accepted medical use” and that there is a “lack of accepted safety” associated with the drug.
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