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originally posted by: burdman30ott6
Should be interesting to see if Big Pharma coordinated mutual responsibility (i.e. instructed their owned members of each party on which way they would be voting to ensure the bill fails but neither side receives direct blame for the failure or credit for the attempt) or if Big Pharma will instruct them to run along party lines as would be predictable.
The legislation, which Schumer’s office expects will be released within the next week, has six main points. First, it would remove marijuana from Drug Enforcement Administration’s list of controlled substances, which would end federal prohibition and leave it up to states to decide how to regulate the drug. Schumer stopped short of calling it legalization, but de-scheduling would essentially make marijuana legal at the federal level.
His bill would also would create some funding for minority and women-owned marijuana businesses, provide money for research into overall effects of marijuana and it’s specific effect on driving impairment. And lastly, it would “maintain federal authority to regulate marijuana advertising in the same way it does alcohol and tobacco,” which Schumer said is to make sure marijuana businesses aren’t targeting children with their ads.
originally posted by: abe froman
Banks are missing out on lots of money because federal prohibition doesn't allow them to profit from the industry.
Which lobby is more powerful, banking or big pharma?