US lawmakers look to legalize pot in ‘historic’ marijuana reform hearing

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(Worthy News) - U.S. lawmakers weighed reforming pot laws in what advocates called a “historic” hearing Wednesday, with numerous members of Congress saying they wanted to loosen federal laws, even legalize marijuana.

“Marijuana decriminalization may be one of the very few issues upon which bipartisan agreement can still be reached in this session,” said Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Calif., adding “it ought to be crystal clear to everyone that our laws have not accomplished their goals.”

Eleven states have legalized adult recreational use and a majority of Americans support legalization. A number of bills are on the table that would reform federal marijuana laws. The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security sought input on how to reform federal laws in a hearing Wednesday titled “Marijuana Laws in America: Racial Justice and the Need for Reform.” [ Source: CNBC (Read More...) ]

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  1. This is exactly one and the same strategy which was used to get abortion legalized in the USA way back in the 60's.

    It is exactly one and the same strategy used to get gay marriage legalized in the USA also.

    First, one (or two) US States legalizes something that is and has been illegal all along in the USA. Then, once a "stronghold" state has put it's views in the federal face (against national law) other states legislatures do the same. Not sure exactly where the tipping point is, but there is one. And those who maneuver these things to get "common law" issues (such as the accepted definition of marriage, or illegality of abortion) changed, know what those tipping points are.

    It is not the same maneuver as, say, Freud, and his kind, used to get their then fledgling psuedo-science of Psychology/Psychotherapy into mainstream medicine in the USA.

    However, there has been a cascade effects also as it pertains to once it's legal in the USA (or Canada, or more so, the UK) it spreads much more easily around the globe.

    Women's "rights" is a good example, reminding us all that not all who use this method have got a wrong argument.

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