Pretty solid take from John Oliver on Last Week Tonight. Marijuana prohibition is slowly coming to an end, as more and more states pass laws legalizing its use in various forms. That said, marijuana remains a schedule 1 narcotic, despite widespread legalization in states like Colorado and California. And, in the words of John Oliver, “If you have marijuana right now, even if you are acting completely legally according to your state, you may still be in serious jeopardy.” That means you, Greg.
In February, Republicans introduced the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2017. The bill is worth keeping your eyes on, as it will potentially remove marijuana from Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act that Nixon signed in 1970.