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Tim Scott on Drugs

 


Marijuana is unhealthy, but states' rights are important too

Thank you for contacting me regarding HR2306, the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act. This bill seeks to limit the application of federal marijuana laws. HR2306 would not legalize marijuana but would remove regulation of marijuana from the federal level and leave it to the discretion of each state. The bill seeks to strike marijuana from the federal list of controlled substances, granting each state the power to decide whether to regulate, tax, or prohibit marijuana. It would also limit the federal government's role in combating cross-border and interstate smuggling of marijuana.

There is growing scientific evidence documenting the health risks associated with marijuana use including adverse effects on the lungs, the cardiovascular system, and possibly the immune & reproductive systems. However, I also understand the great importance of preserving the rights bestowed to the States.

Thank you again for your thoughts on this important issue. Sincerely, Tim Scott, Member of Congress

Source: Tim Scott constituent email: 2014 South Carolina Senate race , Jul 20, 2011

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