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Grassley Statement on Draft Marijuana Legislation

WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement regarding the recently announced draft legislation titled Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act.
“This new bill puts the cart before the horse. It’s important that we have robust research and fully understand the good and the bad of marijuana use, especially in young people and over the long term. My research-focused bill with Senator Feinstein has passed the Senate before, and ought to be the first step before we adopt such sweeping reforms. Substance aside, if my colleagues are planning to bring this bill up, legislative changes of this size need to move through regular order in committee.”