Paul, Frank Introduce Bill To Legalize Marijuana

A group of six House members, led by Reps. Barney Frank (D-MA) and Ron Paul (R-TX), plan to introduce legislation today that would legalize the use of marijuana and allow states to develop rules on its use within their borders. Under the bill, state governments could legalize, tax, and regulate marijuana, while federal government funds would be “reprioritize[d]” away from the enforcement of anti-marijuana laws. The Marijuana Policy Project, which advocates for the drug’s legalization, is touting the bill as “the first bill ever introduced in Congress to end federal marijuana prohibition.”