Bill H.R. 420 Seeks to Regulate the Cannabis Industry Same as Alcohol.
U.S. Representative Blumenauer of Oregon introduced the Bill H.R. 420 on Wednesday. H.R. 420 has been introduced to remove Cannabis as an illegal substance from the Federal Controlled Substance Act and to create a nationally regulated industry overseen by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). Blumenauer, the founder of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus and U.S. Representative tweeted Wednesday, encouraging voters across the country to ask their representatives to join the caucus.
“The Cannabis Caucus was the first of its kind to create a forum for elected officials to collaborate on ways to address our outdated federal marijuana laws,” Blumenauer told the group Wednesday.