Medical Marijuana Bill Co-Sponsored By Alaska Rep. Young

YoungThe Compassionate Access, Research Expansion, and Respect States Act would reclassify marijuana from a Schedule I to Schedule II drug; end federal prosecution of medical marijuana in states where it is legal; allow banks to provide financial services to marijuana-related businesses that are operating legally under state law; and allow Veterans Administration physicians to recommend medical marijuana, among other provisions.

The legislation, HR 1538, is the companion to a bill introduced in the U.S. Senate on March 10 by Sens. Rand Paul, R-New York, Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New York, and Cory Booker, D-New Jersey. The bills are identical in language, Young spokesperson Matt Shuckerow said Tuesday.

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