Senator Gillibrand Asks for Cannabis Industry Support in Passing the CARERS Act
By: Cannabis Now
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand stood before a legion of cannabis industry leaders earlier this week in Manhattan and delivered a keynote speech aimed at driving home the need for them to rise up if they ever expect the United States to reform the laws currently hindering the progress of medical marijuana.
During an event for the National Cannabis Industry Association, Gillibrand explained that a bill she is sponsoring would effectively put an end to the trials and tribulations that the medical marijuana industry has experienced for decades.
She said the CARERS Act, which was submitted to Congress in March but has yet to garner enough Republican support to be awarded a hearing, could be the necessary first step towards bringing down the barriers that prevents the nation from fully benefiting from medicinal cannabis.
While 23 states and the District of Columbia have allowed access to cannabis for medicinal purposes, Gillibrand believes federal law has prevented these programs from operating, as they should.
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