Congressmen Introduce Bills To Legalize Pot - And Tax It!

From The Daily Bail
February 20, 2013 - 11:00pm

Erin Burnett on whether the Feds will legalize marijuana. An estimated $20 billion in tax revenues could be collected. Rep. Jared Polis and Rep. Earl Blumenauer are leading the legislative charge. --- Rep. Polis Questions Eric Holder on Medical Marijuana Enforcement Dec. 8, 2011 --- Why Congress Might Legalize Marijuana - This Time Salon In 1973, Oregon rode the hippie wave to became the first state in the country to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana. Within five years, eight other states had followed, but momentum soon lagged, and then reversed in the Reagan era. Lately, however, it’s beginning to feel like the ’70s again, with numerous polls showing a majority of Americans in favor of legalizing marijuana and the recent referenda in Colorado and Washington to do just that. Earl Blumenauer voted on that first decriminalization bill 40 years ago in Oregon — as a “child legislator,” he jokes — and now that he’s in Congress representing the state, he thinks we’re approaching a moment where things are about to speed up very quickly for drug policy reform advocates. “It’s just come to...


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