Politics

Sen. Dianne Feinstein signs onto marijuana bill after decades of drug war advocacy

A bill that would amend federal law to give states the autonomy to set their own marijuana policies gained a tenth cosponsor…

The bill, nicknamed the STATES Act, was introduced by Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) in June. The senators have made clear they wanted to demonstrate bipartisan support for the legislation, and so part of the rollout plan has been to bring on two cosponsors at a time—one from each party—following a “Noah’s Ark” strategy, as Warren described it. But Warren and Gardner allowed Feinstein to sign up solo this week, without a corresponding GOP senator. A Senate aide familiar with the legislation told Marijuana Moment that the rationale was that Feinstein, as the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is uniquely positioned to help push the ball forward. But the overall plan hasn’t changed and the next cosponsor will be a Republican. Signing on to the STATES Act reflects Feinstein’s continuing evolution on marijuana policy. 
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Original Article (Marijuana Moment):
 Sen. Dianne Feinstein Signs Onto Marijuana Bill After Decades Of Drug War Advocacy
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