89% of Americans feel the same way
Presidential frontrunners Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump don’t agree on much, but when it comes to legalizing the use of medicinal marijuana, they’re both pro pot.
Medicinal marijuana advocates hope that reality is enough to eventually get a federal bill passed legalizing the use of medical marijuana in all 50 states. Currently the CARERS Act (Compassionate Access, Research Expansion, and Respects), a bill sponsored by Senate Democrats in March of 2015 that would change marijuana from a schedule I to a schedule II drug and make it legal for medical use, is being stalled in the U.S. Senate’s Judiciary Committee by ranking Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa).
Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who recently signed on as a co-sponsor of the bill, is expected to address it in committee tomorrow. A June 6 Quinnipiac Poll found 89% of Americans support legalizing medical marijuana for adult use, but Grassley is still not convinced.