Blowing Smoke: The U.S. Senate waffles on pot decriminalization despite state-level legalization and popular support

By David Abbott

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed the SAFE Banking Act four times and voters around the country have been supporting measures to legalize the use of recreational and medical cannabis, but efforts to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level continue to stall out. While the Safe Banking Act went to the U.S. Senate on April 20 (the big 4/20 stoner holiday), it's not likely to go much further, given Republican recalcitrance and Democratic hedging...

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